2 Samuel 24:20

20 When Araunah looked and saw the king and his officials coming toward him, he went out and bowed down before the king with his face to the ground.

Read 2 Samuel 24:20 Using Other Translations

And Araunah looked, and saw the king and his servants coming on toward him: and Araunah went out, and bowed himself before the king on his face upon the ground.
And when Araunah looked down, he saw the king and his servants coming on toward him. And Araunah went out and paid homage to the king with his face to the ground.
When Araunah saw the king and his men coming toward him, he came and bowed before the king with his face to the ground.

What does 2 Samuel 24:20 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Samuel 24:20

And Araunah looked
Peeped up out of the place in which he had hid himself with his four sons, for fear of the angel, and which they saw, ( 1 Chronicles 21:20 ) ;

and saw the king and his servants coming towards him;
he perceived, by the course they steered, that they were coming to him:

and Araunah went out;
of the threshingfloor, out of the place where he had hid himself, for he had been threshing wheat, ( 1 Chronicles 21:20 ) ; nor was it thought below great personages in those times to be employed in such work; so Gideon was threshing, when the angel of the Lord appeared to him, ( Judges 6:11 Judges 6:12 ) ; Boaz winnowed barley in his threshingfloor, ( Ruth 3:2 ) ;

and bowed himself before the king with his face to the ground;
in reverence of the king.

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