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2 Samuel 18:5 NIV

5 The king commanded Joab, Abishai and Ittai, “Be gentle with the young man Absalom for my sake.” And all the troops heard the king giving orders concerning Absalom to each of the commanders.

Study tools for 2 Samuel 18:5

  • 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.