2 Samuel 14:21

21 The king said to Joab, “Very well, I will do it. Go, bring back the young man Absalom.”

Read 2 Samuel 14:21 Using Other Translations

And the king said unto Joab, Behold now, I have done this thing: go therefore, bring the young man Absalom again.
Then the king said to Joab, "Behold now, I grant this; go, bring back the young man Absalom."
So the king sent for Joab and told him, “All right, go and bring back the young man Absalom.”

What does 2 Samuel 14:21 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Samuel 14:21

And the king said unto Joab
Who was present, or but at a little distance, waiting the issue of this affair:

behold now I have done this thing;
have agreed to recall Absalom, at the suit of this woman, which thou hast put her upon; or, according to the textual reading, "thou hast done this thing" F18; contrived this scheme, to let me know the mind of the people with respect to Absalom, or to represent to me the propriety of sending for him home:

go, therefore, bring the young man Absalom again;
I give my consent to it, and you may send for him, or fetch him as soon as you please; it is thought he calls him a young man, to extenuate his crime, that it was done in youthful heat and passion, and therefore he should pass it over.


FOOTNOTES:

F18 (tyve) "fecisti", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator.
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