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2 Samuel 18:12 NIV

12 But the man replied, “Even if a thousand shekelsa were weighed out into my hands, I would not lay a hand on the king’s son. In our hearing the king commanded you and Abishai and Ittai, ‘Protect the young man Absalom for my sake.b

References for 2 Samuel 18:12

    • • 18:12 - That is, about 25 pounds or about 12 kilograms
    • – 18:12 - A few Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Vulgate and Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts may be translated "Absalom, whoever you may be."

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      • a 18:3 - Two Hebrew manuscripts, some Septuagint manuscripts and Vulgate; most Hebrew manuscripts "care; for now there are ten thousand like us"
      • b 18:11 - That is, about 4 ounces or about 115 grams
      • c 18:12 - That is, about 25 pounds or about 12 kilograms
      • d 18:12 - A few Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Vulgate and Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts may be translated "Absalom, whoever you may be."
      • e 18:13 - Or "Otherwise, if I had acted treacherously toward him"
      • f 18:23 - That is, the plain of the Jordan
      • g 18:33 - In Hebrew texts this verse (18:33) is numbered 19:1.