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2 Samuel 18:18 NIV

18 During his lifetime Absalom had taken a pillar and erected it in the King’s Valley as a monument to himself, for he thought, “I have no son to carry on the memory of my name.” He named the pillar after himself, and it is called Absalom’s Monument to this day.

References for 2 Samuel 18:18

Study tools for 2 Samuel 18:18

  • 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.