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2 Samuel 19:14

Overview - 2 Samuel 19
Joab causes the king to cease his mourning.
The Israelites are earnest to bring the king back.
11 David sends to the priests to incite them of Judah.
18 Shimei is pardoned;
24 Mephibosheth excused;
32 Barzillai dismissed, and Chimham his son taken into the king's family.
41 The Israelites expostulate with Judah for bringing home the king without them.
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2 Samuel 19:14  (King James Version)
And he bowed the heart of all the men of Judah, even as the heart of one man; so that they sent this word unto the king, Return thou, and all thy servants.
 


he bowed
The measures that he pursued were the best calculated that could be adopted for accomplishing this salutary end. David appears to take no notice of their infidelity, but rather to place confidence in them, that their confidence in him might be naturally excited; and to oblige them yet farther, purposes to make Amasa general of the army, instead of Joab.

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Judges 20:1 ; Psalms 110:2 Psalms 110:3 ; Acts 4:32
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