2 Samuel 13:27

27 But Absalom urged him, so he sent Amnon and all the king's sons.[a]

2 Samuel 13:27 Meaning and Commentary

2 Samuel 13:27

But Absalom pressed him
Which one would think would have increased his suspicion, if he had any, or have raised it in him; but his mind was blinded, that Amnon's incest might be punished and the threatening to David and his house be fulfilled on account of the affair of Uriah and Bathsheba:

that he let Amnon and all the king's sons go with him;
if he had any suspicion at all, he might choose they should all go, that they might protect and defend him, if any attempt was made upon him; or, as others think, that no exceptions might be taken, as might be, if Amnon had gone alone.

2 Samuel 13:27 In-Context

25 The king replied to Absalom, "No, my son, we should not all go, or we would be a burden to you." Although Absalom urged him, he wasn't willing to go, though he did bless him.
26 "If not," Absalom said, "please let my brother Amnon go with us." The king asked him, "Why should he go with you?"
27 But Absalom urged him, so he sent Amnon and all the king's sons.
28 Now Absalom commanded his young men, "Watch Amnon until he is in a good mood from the wine. When I order you to strike Amnon, then kill him. Don't be afraid. Am I not the one who has commanded you? Be strong and courageous!"
29 So Absalom's young men did to Amnon just as Absalom had commanded. Then all [the rest of] the king's sons got up, and each fled on his mule.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. LXX adds And Absalom prepared a feast like a royal feast.
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