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2 Samuel 13:12-39 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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12 And she answered him, Nay, my brother, do not force me; for no such thing ought to be done in Israel: do not thou this folly. 12 "Don't, my brother!" she said to him. "Don't force me. Such a thing should not be done in Israel! Don't do this wicked thing.
13 And I, whither shall I cause my shame to go ? and as for thee, thou shalt be as one of the fools in Israel. Now therefore, I pray thee, speak unto the king; for he will not withhold me from thee. 13 What about me? Where could I get rid of my disgrace? And what about you? You would be like one of the wicked fools in Israel. Please speak to the king; he will not keep me from being married to you."
14 Howbeit he would not hearken unto her voice: but, being stronger than she, forced her, and lay with her. 14 But he refused to listen to her, and since he was stronger than she, he raped her.
15 Then Amnon hated her exceedingly ; so that the hatred wherewith he hated her was greater than the love wherewith he had loved her. And Amnon said unto her, Arise , be gone . 15 Then Amnon hated her with intense hatred. In fact, he hated her more than he had loved her. Amnon said to her, "Get up and get out!"
16 And she said unto him, There is no cause: this evil in sending me away is greater than the other that thou didst unto me. But he would not hearken unto her. 16 "No!" she said to him. "Sending me away would be a greater wrong than what you have already done to me." But he refused to listen to her.
17 Then he called his servant that ministered unto him, and said , Put now this woman out from me, and bolt the door after her. 17 He called his personal servant and said, "Get this woman out of here and bolt the door after her."
18 And she had a garment of divers colours upon her: for with such robes were the king's daughters that were virgins apparelled . Then his servant brought her out, and bolted the door after her. 18 So his servant put her out and bolted the door after her. She was wearing a richly ornamented robe, for this was the kind of garment the virgin daughters of the king wore.
19 And Tamar put ashes on her head, and rent her garment of divers colours that was on her, and laid her hand on her head, and went on crying . 19 Tamar put ashes on her head and tore the ornamented robe she was wearing. She put her hand on her head and went away, weeping aloud as she went.
20 And Absalom her brother said unto her, Hath Amnon thy brother been with thee? but hold now thy peace , my sister: he is thy brother; regard not this thing. So Tamar remained desolate in her brother Absalom's house. 20 Her brother Absalom said to her, "Has that Amnon, your brother, been with you? Be quiet now, my sister; he is your brother. Don't take this thing to heart." And Tamar lived in her brother Absalom's house, a desolate woman.
21 But when king David heard of all these things, he was very wroth . 21 When King David heard all this, he was furious.
22 And Absalom spake unto his brother Amnon neither good nor bad: for Absalom hated Amnon, because he had forced his sister Tamar. 22 Absalom never said a word to Amnon, either good or bad; he hated Amnon because he had disgraced his sister Tamar.
23 And it came to pass after two full years, that Absalom had sheepshearers in Baalhazor, which is beside Ephraim: and Absalom invited all the king's sons. 23 Two years later, when Absalom's sheepshearers were at Baal Hazor near the border of Ephraim, he invited all the king's sons to come there.
24 And Absalom came to the king, and said , Behold now, thy servant hath sheepshearers ; let the king, I beseech thee, and his servants go with thy servant. 24 Absalom went to the king and said, "Your servant has had shearers come. Will the king and his officials please join me?"
25 And the king said to Absalom, Nay, my son, let us not all now go , lest we be chargeable unto thee. And he pressed him: howbeit he would not go , but blessed him. 25 "No, my son," the king replied. "All of us should not go; we would only be a burden to you." Although Absalom urged him, he still refused to go, but gave him his blessing.
26 Then said Absalom, If not, I pray thee, let my brother Amnon go with us. And the king said unto him, Why should he go with thee? 26 Then Absalom said, "If not, please let my brother Amnon come with us." The king asked him, "Why should he go with you?"
27 But Absalom pressed him, that he let Amnon and all the king's sons go with him. 27 But Absalom urged him, so he sent with him Amnon and the rest of the king's sons.
28 Now Absalom had commanded his servants, saying , Mark ye now when Amnon's heart is merry with wine, and when I say unto you, Smite Amnon; then kill him, fear not: have not I commanded you? be courageous , and be valiant . 28 Absalom ordered his men, "Listen! When Amnon is in high spirits from drinking wine and I say to you, 'Strike Amnon down,' then kill him. Don't be afraid. Have not I given you this order? Be strong and brave."
29 And the servants of Absalom did unto Amnon as Absalom had commanded . Then all the king's sons arose , and every man gat him up upon his mule, and fled . 29 So Absalom's men did to Amnon what Absalom had ordered. Then all the king's sons got up, mounted their mules and fled.
30 And it came to pass, while they were in the way, that tidings came to David, saying , Absalom hath slain all the king's sons, and there is not one of them left . 30 While they were on their way, the report came to David: "Absalom has struck down all the king's sons; not one of them is left."
31 Then the king arose , and tare his garments, and lay on the earth; and all his servants stood by with their clothes rent . 31 The king stood up, tore his clothes and lay down on the ground; and all his servants stood by with their clothes torn.
32 And Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother, answered and said , Let not my lord suppose that they have slain all the young men the king's sons; for Amnon only is dead : for by the appointment of Absalom this hath been determined from the day that he forced his sister Tamar. 32 But Jonadab son of Shimeah, David's brother, said, "My lord should not think that they killed all the princes; only Amnon is dead. This has been Absalom's expressed intention ever since the day Amnon raped his sister Tamar.
33 Now therefore let not my lord the king take the thing to his heart, to think that all the king's sons are dead : for Amnon only is dead . 33 My lord the king should not be concerned about the report that all the king's sons are dead. Only Amnon is dead."
34 But Absalom fled . And the young man that kept the watch lifted up his eyes, and looked , and, behold, there came much people by the way of the hill side behind him. 34 Meanwhile, Absalom had fled. Now the man standing watch looked up and saw many people on the road west of him, coming down the side of the hill. The watchman went and told the king, "I see men in the direction of Horonaim, on the side of the hill."
35 And Jonadab said unto the king, Behold, the king's sons come : as thy servant said, so it is. 35 Jonadab said to the king, "See, the king's sons are here; it has happened just as your servant said."
36 And it came to pass, as soon as he had made an end of speaking , that, behold, the king's sons came , and lifted up their voice and wept : and the king also and all his servants wept very sore . 36 As he finished speaking, the king's sons came in, wailing loudly. The king, too, and all his servants wept very bitterly.
37 But Absalom fled , and went to Talmai, the son of Ammihud , king of Geshur. And David mourned for his son every day. 37 Absalom fled and went to Talmai son of Ammihud, the king of Geshur. But King David mourned for his son every day.
38 So Absalom fled , and went to Geshur, and was there three years. 38 After Absalom fled and went to Geshur, he stayed there three years.
39 And the soul of king David longed to go forth unto Absalom: for he was comforted concerning Amnon, seeing he was dead . 39 And the spirit of the king longed to go to Absalom, for he was consoled concerning Amnon's death.