2 Samuel 14:23

23 Then Joab went to Geshur and brought Absalom back to Jerusalem.

2 Samuel 14:23 in Other Translations

KJV
23 So Joab arose and went to Geshur, and brought Absalom to Jerusalem.
ESV
23 So Joab arose and went to Geshur and brought Absalom to Jerusalem.
NLT
23 Then Joab went to Geshur and brought Absalom back to Jerusalem.
MSG
23 Joab got up, went to Geshur, and brought Absalom to Jerusalem.
CSB
23 So Joab got up, went to Geshur, and brought Absalom to Jerusalem.

2 Samuel 14:23 Meaning and Commentary

2 Samuel 14:23

So Joab arose and went to Geshur
Where Absalom was with his grandfather, the king of the place; see ( 2 Samuel 13:37 2 Samuel 13:38 ) ;

and brought Absalom to Jerusalem;
from thence, which, according to Bunting F20, was the distance of eighty eight miles from it.


FOOTNOTES:

F20 Travels p 146, 148.

2 Samuel 14:23 In-Context

21 The king said to Joab, “Very well, I will do it. Go, bring back the young man Absalom.”
22 Joab fell with his face to the ground to pay him honor, and he blessed the king. Joab said, “Today your servant knows that he has found favor in your eyes, my lord the king, because the king has granted his servant’s request.”
23 Then Joab went to Geshur and brought Absalom back to Jerusalem.
24 But the king said, “He must go to his own house; he must not see my face.” So Absalom went to his own house and did not see the face of the king.
25 In all Israel there was not a man so highly praised for his handsome appearance as Absalom. From the top of his head to the sole of his foot there was no blemish in him.