Parallel Bible results for 2 Samuel 18:5-9; 2 Samuel 18:15; 2 Samuel 18:31-33

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2 Samuel 18:5-9

CEB 5 The king gave orders to Joab, Abishai, and Ittai: "For my sake, protect my boy Absalom." All the troops heard what the king ordered regarding Absalom to all the commanders. NRS 5 The king ordered Joab and Abishai and Ittai, saying, "Deal gently for my sake with the young man Absalom." And all the people heard when the king gave orders to all the commanders concerning Absalom. CEB 6 So the troops marched into the field to meet the Israelites. The battle was fought in the Ephraim forest. NRS 6 So the army went out into the field against Israel; and the battle was fought in the forest of Ephraim. CEB 7 The army of Israel was defeated there by David's soldiers. A great slaughter of twenty thousand men took place that day. NRS 7 The men of Israel were defeated there by the servants of David, and the slaughter there was great on that day, twenty thousand men. CEB 8 The battle spread out over the entire countryside, and the forest devoured more soldiers than the sword that day. NRS 8 The battle spread over the face of all the country; and the forest claimed more victims that day than the sword. CEB 9 Absalom came upon some of David's men. Absalom was riding on a mule, and the mule went under the tangled branches of a large oak tree. Absalom's head got caught in the tree. He was left hanging in midair while the mule under him kept on going. NRS 9 Absalom happened to meet the servants of David. Absalom was riding on his mule, and the mule went under the thick branches of a great oak. His head caught fast in the oak, and he was left hanging between heaven and earth, while the mule that was under him went on.

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2 Samuel 18:15

CEB 15 Then ten young armor-bearers of Joab surrounded Absalom, struck him, and killed him. NRS 15 And ten young men, Joab's armor-bearers, surrounded Absalom and struck him, and killed him.

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2 Samuel 18:31-33

CEB 31 Then the Cushite arrived and said, "My master the king: Listen to this good news! The LORD has vindicated you this day against the power of all who rose up against you." NRS 31 Then the Cushite came; and the Cushite said, "Good tidings for my lord the king! For the Lord has vindicated you this day, delivering you from the power of all who rose up against you." CEB 32 The king said to the Cushite, "Is my boy Absalom okay?" The Cushite answered, "May the enemies of my master the king and all who rise up against you to hurt you end up like that young man." NRS 32 The king said to the Cushite, "Is it well with the young man Absalom?" The Cushite answered, "May the enemies of my lord the king, and all who rise up to do you harm, be like that young man." CEB 33 The king trembled. He went up to the room over the gate and cried. As he went, he said, "Oh, my son Absalom! Oh, my son! My son Absalom! If only I had died instead of you! Oh, Absalom, my son! My son!" NRS 33 The king was deeply moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept; and as he went, he said, "O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! Would I had died instead of you, O Absalom, my son, my son!"