2 Samuel 20:9

Overview - 2 Samuel 20
By occasion of the quarrel, Sheba makes a party in Israel.
David's ten concubines are put in confinement for life.
Amasa, made captain over Judah, is slain by Joab.
14 Joab pursues Sheba unto Abel.
16 A wise woman saves the city by Sheba's head.
23 David's officers.
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2 Samuel 20:9  (King James Version)
And Joab said to Amasa, Art thou in health, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand to kiss him.
 


Art thou
Psalms 55:21 ; Proverbs 26:24-26 ; Micah 7:2

took Amasa
Thevenot says, that among the Turks it is a great afront to take one by the beard, unless it be to kiss him, in which case they often do it. D'Arvieux, describing an assembly of Arab emirs at an entertainment, says, "After the usual civilities, caresses, kissings of the beard, and of the hand, which every one gave and received according to his rank and dignity, they sat down upon mats." The doing this by the Arab emirs corresponds with the conduct of Joab, and illustrates this horrid assassination.

to kiss him
Matthew 26:48 Matthew 26:49 ; Luke 22:47 Luke 22:48
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