2 Samuel 15:7

Overview - 2 Samuel 15
Absalom, by fair speeches and courtesies, steals the hearts of Israel.
Under pretence of a vow, he obtains leave to go to Hebron.
10 He makes there a great conspiracy.
13 David upon the news flees from Jerusalem.
19 Ittai will not leave him.
24 Zadok and Abiathar are sent back with the ark.
30 David and his company go up mount Olivet weeping.
31 He curses Ahithophel's counsel.
32 Hushai is sent back with instructions.
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2 Samuel 15:7  (King James Version)
And it came to pass after forty years, that Absalom said unto the king, I pray thee, let me go and pay my vow, which I have vowed unto the LORD, in Hebron.

M. 2983. B.C. 1021. An. Ex. Is. 470. forty years.
As David reigned in the whole only forty years, this reading is evidently corrupt, though supported by the commonly printed Vulgate, LXX
, and Chaldee. But the Syriac, Arabic, Josephus, Theodoret, the Sixtine edition of the Vulgate, and several MSS. of the same version, read four years; and it is highly probable that {arbim,} forty, is an error for {arb,} four, though not supported by any Hebrew MS
yet discovered. Two of those collated by Dr. Kennicott, however, have {yom,} "day," instead of {shanah,} "year," i
e., forty days instead of forty years; but this is not sufficient to outweigh the other authorities.
13:38 1 Samuel 16:1 1 Samuel 16:13

let me go

1 Samuel 16:2 ; Proverbs 21:27 ; Isaiah 58:4 ; Matthew 2:8 ; 23:14