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2 Samuel 19

GNT 1 Joab was told that King David was weeping and mourning for Absalom. NIV 1 Joab was told, “The king is weeping and mourning for Absalom.” GNT 2 And so the joy of victory was turned into sadness for all of David's troops that day, because they heard that the king was mourning for his son. NIV 2 And for the whole army the victory that day was turned into mourning, because on that day the troops heard it said, “The king is grieving for his son.” GNT 3 They went back into the city quietly, like soldiers who are ashamed because they are running away from battle. NIV 3 The men stole into the city that day as men steal in who are ashamed when they flee from battle. GNT 4 The king covered his face and cried loudly, "O my son! My son Absalom! Absalom, my son!" NIV 4 The king covered his face and cried aloud, “O my son Absalom! O Absalom, my son, my son!” GNT 5 Joab went to the king's house and said to him, "Today you have humiliated your men - the men who saved your life and the lives of your sons and daughters and of your wives and concubines. NIV 5 Then Joab went into the house to the king and said, “Today you have humiliated all your men, who have just saved your life and the lives of your sons and daughters and the lives of your wives and concubines. GNT 6 You oppose those who love you and support those who hate you! You have made it clear that your officers and men mean nothing to you. I can see that you would be quite happy if Absalom were alive today and all of us were dead. NIV 6 You love those who hate you and hate those who love you. You have made it clear today that the commanders and their men mean nothing to you. I see that you would be pleased if Absalom were alive today and all of us were dead. GNT 7 Now go and reassure your men. I swear by the Lord's name that if you don't, not one of them will be with you by tomorrow morning. That would be the worst disaster you have suffered in all your life." NIV 7 Now go out and encourage your men. I swear by the LORD that if you don’t go out, not a man will be left with you by nightfall. This will be worse for you than all the calamities that have come on you from your youth till now.” GNT 8 Then the king got up, and went and sat near the city gate. His men heard that he was there, and they all gathered around him. Meanwhile all the Israelites had fled to their own hometowns. NIV 8 So the king got up and took his seat in the gateway. When the men were told, “The king is sitting in the gateway,” they all came before him. Meanwhile, the Israelites had fled to their homes. GNT 9 All over the country they started quarreling among themselves. "King David saved us from our enemies," they said to one another. "He rescued us from the Philistines, but now he has fled from Absalom and left the country. NIV 9 Throughout the tribes of Israel, all the people were arguing among themselves, saying, “The king delivered us from the hand of our enemies; he is the one who rescued us from the hand of the Philistines. But now he has fled the country to escape from Absalom; GNT 10 We anointed Absalom as our king, but he has been killed in battle. So why doesn't somebody try to bring King David back?" NIV 10 and Absalom, whom we anointed to rule over us, has died in battle. So why do you say nothing about bringing the king back?” GNT 11 The news of what the Israelites were saying reached King David. So he sent the priests Zadok and Abiathar to ask the leaders of Judah, "Why should you be the last to help bring the king back to his palace? NIV 11 King David sent this message to Zadok and Abiathar, the priests: “Ask the elders of Judah, ‘Why should you be the last to bring the king back to his palace, since what is being said throughout Israel has reached the king at his quarters? GNT 12 You are my relatives, my own flesh and blood; why should you be the last to bring me back?" NIV 12 You are my relatives, my own flesh and blood. So why should you be the last to bring back the king?’ GNT 13 David also told them to say to Amasa, "You are my relative. From now on I am putting you in charge of the army in place of Joab. May God strike me dead if I don't!" NIV 13 And say to Amasa, ‘Are you not my own flesh and blood? May God deal with me, be it ever so severely, if you are not the commander of my army for life in place of Joab.’ ” GNT 14 David's words won the complete loyalty of all the men of Judah, and they sent him word to return with all his officials. NIV 14 He won over the hearts of the men of Judah so that they were all of one mind. They sent word to the king, “Return, you and all your men.” GNT 15 On his way back the king was met at the Jordan River by the men of Judah, who had come to Gilgal to escort him across the river. NIV 15 Then the king returned and went as far as the Jordan. Now the men of Judah had come to Gilgal to go out and meet the king and bring him across the Jordan. GNT 16 At the same time the Benjaminite Shimei son of Gera from Bahurim hurried to the Jordan to meet King David. NIV 16 Shimei son of Gera, the Benjamite from Bahurim, hurried down with the men of Judah to meet King David. GNT 17 He had with him a thousand men from the tribe of Benjamin. And Ziba, the servant of Saul's family, also came with his fifteen sons and twenty servants, and they arrived at the Jordan before the king. NIV 17 With him were a thousand Benjamites, along with Ziba, the steward of Saul’s household, and his fifteen sons and twenty servants. They rushed to the Jordan, where the king was. GNT 18 They crossed the river to escort the royal party across and to do whatever the king wanted. As the king was getting ready to cross, Shimei threw himself down in front of him NIV 18 They crossed at the ford to take the king’s household over and to do whatever he wished. When Shimei son of Gera crossed the Jordan, he fell prostrate before the king GNT 19 and said, "Your Majesty, please forget the wrong I did that day you left Jerusalem. Don't hold it against me or think about it any more. NIV 19 and said to him, “May my lord not hold me guilty. Do not remember how your servant did wrong on the day my lord the king left Jerusalem. May the king put it out of his mind. GNT 20 I know, sir, that I have sinned, and this is why I am the first one from the northern tribes to come and meet Your Majesty today." NIV 20 For I your servant know that I have sinned, but today I have come here as the first from the tribes of Joseph to come down and meet my lord the king.” GNT 21 Abishai son of Zeruiah spoke up: "Shimei should be put to death because he cursed the one whom the Lord chose as king." NIV 21 Then Abishai son of Zeruiah said, “Shouldn’t Shimei be put to death for this? He cursed the LORD’s anointed.” GNT 22 But David said to Abishai and his brother Joab, "Who asked your opinion? Are you going to give me trouble? I am the one who is king of Israel now, and no Israelite will be put to death today." NIV 22 David replied, “What does this have to do with you, you sons of Zeruiah? What right do you have to interfere? Should anyone be put to death in Israel today? Don’t I know that today I am king over Israel?” GNT 23 And he said to Shimei, "I give you my word that you will not be put to death." NIV 23 So the king said to Shimei, “You shall not die.” And the king promised him on oath. GNT 24 Then Mephibosheth, Saul's grandson, came down to meet the king. He had not washed his feet, trimmed his beard, or washed his clothes from the time the king left Jerusalem until he returned victorious. NIV 24 Mephibosheth, Saul’s grandson, also went down to meet the king. He had not taken care of his feet or trimmed his mustache or washed his clothes from the day the king left until the day he returned safely. GNT 25 When Mephibosheth arrived from Jerusalem to meet the king, the king said to him, "Mephibosheth, you didn't go with me. Why not?" NIV 25 When he came from Jerusalem to meet the king, the king asked him, “Why didn’t you go with me, Mephibosheth?” GNT 26 He answered, "As you know, Your Majesty, I am crippled. I told my servant to saddle my donkey so that I could ride along with you, but he betrayed me. NIV 26 He said, “My lord the king, since I your servant am lame, I said, ‘I will have my donkey saddled and will ride on it, so I can go with the king.’ But Ziba my servant betrayed me. GNT 27 He lied about me to Your Majesty, but you are like God's angel, so do what seems right to you. NIV 27 And he has slandered your servant to my lord the king. My lord the king is like an angel of God; so do whatever you wish. GNT 28 All of my father's family deserved to be put to death by Your Majesty, but you gave me the right to eat at your table. I have no right to ask for any more favors from Your Majesty." NIV 28 All my grandfather’s descendants deserved nothing but death from my lord the king, but you gave your servant a place among those who eat at your table. So what right do I have to make any more appeals to the king?” GNT 29 The king answered, "You don't have to say anything more. I have decided that you and Ziba will share Saul's property." NIV 29 The king said to him, “Why say more? I order you and Ziba to divide the land.” GNT 30 "Let Ziba have it all," Mephibosheth answered. "It's enough for me that Your Majesty has come home safely." NIV 30 Mephibosheth said to the king, “Let him take everything, now that my lord the king has returned home safely.” GNT 31 Barzillai, from Gilead, had also come down from Rogelim to escort the king across the Jordan. NIV 31 Barzillai the Gileadite also came down from Rogelim to cross the Jordan with the king and to send him on his way from there. GNT 32 Barzillai was a very old man, eighty years old. He was very rich and had supplied the king with food while he was staying at Mahanaim. NIV 32 Now Barzillai was very old, eighty years of age. He had provided for the king during his stay in Mahanaim, for he was a very wealthy man. GNT 33 The king said to him, "Come with me to Jerusalem, and I will take care of you." NIV 33 The king said to Barzillai, “Cross over with me and stay with me in Jerusalem, and I will provide for you.” GNT 34 But Barzillai answered, "I don't have long to live; why should I go with Your Majesty to Jerusalem? NIV 34 But Barzillai answered the king, “How many more years will I live, that I should go up to Jerusalem with the king? GNT 35 I am already eighty years old, and nothing gives me pleasure any more. I can't taste what I eat and drink, and I can't hear the voices of singers. I would only be a burden to Your Majesty. NIV 35 I am now eighty years old. Can I tell the difference between what is enjoyable and what is not? Can your servant taste what he eats and drinks? Can I still hear the voices of male and female singers? Why should your servant be an added burden to my lord the king? GNT 36 I don't deserve such a great reward. So I will go just a little way with you beyond the Jordan. NIV 36 Your servant will cross over the Jordan with the king for a short distance, but why should the king reward me in this way? GNT 37 Then let me go back home and die near my parents' grave. Here is my son Chimham, who will serve you; take him with you, Your Majesty, and do for him as you think best." NIV 37 Let your servant return, that I may die in my own town near the tomb of my father and mother. But here is your servant Kimham. Let him cross over with my lord the king. Do for him whatever you wish.” GNT 38 The king answered, "I will take him with me and do for him whatever you want. And I will do for you anything you ask." NIV 38 The king said, “Kimham shall cross over with me, and I will do for him whatever you wish. And anything you desire from me I will do for you.” GNT 39 Then David and all of his men crossed the Jordan. He kissed Barzillai and gave him his blessing, and Barzillai went back home. NIV 39 So all the people crossed the Jordan, and then the king crossed over. The king kissed Barzillai and bid him farewell, and Barzillai returned to his home. GNT 40 When the king had crossed, escorted by all the people of Judah and half the people of Israel, he went on to Gilgal, and Chimham went with him. NIV 40 When the king crossed over to Gilgal, Kimham crossed with him. All the troops of Judah and half the troops of Israel had taken the king over. GNT 41 Then all the Israelites went to the king and said to him, "Your Majesty, why did our brothers, the men of Judah, think they had the right to take you away and escort you, your family, and your men across the Jordan?" NIV 41 Soon all the men of Israel were coming to the king and saying to him, “Why did our brothers, the men of Judah, steal the king away and bring him and his household across the Jordan, together with all his men?” GNT 42 The men of Judah answered, "We did it because the king is one of us. So why should this make you angry? He hasn't paid for our food nor has he given us anything." NIV 42 All the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, “We did this because the king is closely related to us. Why are you angry about it? Have we eaten any of the king’s provisions? Have we taken anything for ourselves?” GNT 43 The Israelites replied, "We have ten times as many claims on King David as you have, even if he is one of you. Why do you look down on us? Don't forget that we were the first to talk about bringing the king back!" But the men of Judah were more violent in making their claims than the men of Israel. NIV 43 Then the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, “We have ten shares in the king; so we have a greater claim on David than you have. Why then do you treat us with contempt? Weren’t we the first to speak of bringing back our king?” But the men of Judah pressed their claims even more forcefully than the men of Israel.

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