2 Samuel 14:20

20 Your servant Joab did this to change the present situation. My lord has wisdom like that of an angel of God—he knows everything that happens in the land.”

Read 2 Samuel 14:20 Using Other Translations

To fetch about this form of speech hath thy servant Joab done this thing: and my lord is wise, according to the wisdom of an angel of God, to know all things that are in the earth.
In order to change the course of things your servant Joab did this. But my lord has wisdom like the wisdom of the angel of God to know all things that are on the earth."
He did it to place the matter before you in a different light. But you are as wise as an angel of God, and you understand everything that happens among us!”

What does 2 Samuel 14:20 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Samuel 14:20

To fetch about this form of speech hath thy servant Joab done
this thing
Feigned a story in such form and manner as had been delivered to the king, that it might be accommodated and applied to the case of Absalom, and to transfer it in a figure to the king, to use the apostle's phrase, ( 1 Corinthians 4:8 ) ;

and my lord [is] wise, according to the wisdom of an angel of God;
as not only to understand the design of this fable or parable, but of such sagacity and penetration as to find out the author of it; and even

to know all [things] that [are] in the earth;
either in the whole world, or rather in the land of Israel; and it is to be understood not of all actions natural and moral done by men in it, which would be to ascribe omniscience to him; but of all political things, all things respecting civil government; that he had such a spirit of discerning of men and things, that nothing could be said or done, or scheme formed, but he got intelligence of it, and insight into it; and which was carrying the compliment to a great height.

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