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Parallel Bible results for 2 Samuel 19:14-34

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2 Samuel 19:14-34

NLT 14 Then Amasa convinced all the men of Judah, and they responded unanimously. They sent word to the king, “Return to us, and bring back all who are with you.” 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.” NLT 15 So the king started back to Jerusalem. And when he arrived at the Jordan River, the people of Judah came to Gilgal to meet him and 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. NLT 16 Shimei son of Gera, the man from Bahurim in Benjamin, hurried across with the men of Judah to welcome King David. NIV 16 Shimei son of Gera, the Benjamite from Bahurim, hurried down with the men of Judah to meet King David. NLT 17 A thousand other men from the tribe of Benjamin were with him, including Ziba, the chief servant of the house of Saul, and Ziba’s fifteen sons and twenty servants. They rushed down to the Jordan to meet 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. NLT 18 They crossed the shallows of the Jordan to bring the king’s household across the river, helping him in every way they could. David’s Mercy to Shimei As the king was about to cross the river, Shimei fell down before 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 NLT 19 “My lord the king, please forgive me,” he pleaded. “Forget the terrible thing your servant did when you left Jerusalem. May the king put it out of his mind. 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. NLT 20 I know how much I sinned. That is why I have come here today, the very first person in all Israel to greet my lord the king.” 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.” NLT 21 Then Abishai son of Zeruiah said, “Shimei should die, for he cursed the LORD ’s anointed king!” NIV 21 Then Abishai son of Zeruiah said, “Shouldn’t Shimei be put to death for this? He cursed the LORD’s anointed.” NLT 22 “Who asked your opinion, you sons of Zeruiah!” David exclaimed. “Why have you become my adversary today? This is not a day for execution, for today I am once again the king of Israel!” 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?” NLT 23 Then, turning to Shimei, David vowed, “Your life will be spared.” NIV 23 So the king said to Shimei, “You shall not die.” And the king promised him on oath. NLT 24 Now Mephibosheth, Saul’s grandson, came down from Jerusalem to meet the king. He had not cared for his feet, trimmed his beard, or washed his clothes since the day the king left Jerusalem. 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. NLT 25 “Why didn’t you come with me, Mephibosheth?” the king asked him. NIV 25 When he came from Jerusalem to meet the king, the king asked him, “Why didn’t you go with me, Mephibosheth?” NLT 26 Mephibosheth replied, “My lord the king, my servant Ziba deceived me. I told him, ‘Saddle my donkey so I can go with the king.’ For as you know I am crippled. 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. NLT 27 Ziba has slandered me by saying that I refused to come. But I know that my lord the king is like an angel of God, so do what you think is best. 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. NLT 28 All my relatives and I could expect only death from you, my lord, but instead you have honored me by allowing me to eat at your own table! What more can I ask?” 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?” NLT 29 “You’ve said enough,” David replied. “I’ve decided that you and Ziba will divide your land equally between you.” NIV 29 The king said to him, “Why say more? I order you and Ziba to divide the land.” NLT 30 “Give him all of it,” Mephibosheth said. “I am content just to have you safely back again, my lord the king!” NIV 30 Mephibosheth said to the king, “Let him take everything, now that my lord the king has returned home safely.” NLT 31 Barzillai of Gilead had 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. NLT 32 He was very old—eighty years of age—and very wealthy. He was the one who had provided food for the king during his stay in 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. NLT 33 “Come across with me and live in Jerusalem,” the king said to Barzillai. “I will take care of you there.” NIV 33 The king said to Barzillai, “Cross over with me and stay with me in Jerusalem, and I will provide for you.” NLT 34 “No,” he replied, “I am far too old to go with the king 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?

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