1 H5046 And it was told H3097 Joab, H2009 Behold, H4428 the king H1058 weeps H56 and mourns H53 for Absalom.
2 H8668 And the victory H3117 that day H60 was turned into mourning H3605 to all H5971 the people: H5971 for the people H8085 heard H559 say H3117 that day H4428 how the king H6087 was grieved H1121 for his son.
3 H5971 And the people H935 got H1589 them by stealth H3117 that day H5892 into the city, H5971 as people H3637 being ashamed H1589 steal H5127 away when they flee H4421 in battle.
4 H4428 But the king H3813 covered H6440 his face, H4428 and the king H2199 cried H1419 with a loud H6963 voice, H1121 O my son H53 Absalom, H53 O Absalom, H1121 my son, H1121 my son!
5 H3097 And Joab H935 came H1004 into the house H4428 to the king, H559 and said, H3001 You have shamed H3117 this day H6440 the faces H3605 of all H5650 your servants, H3117 which this day H4422 have saved H5315 your life, H5315 and the lives H1121 of your sons H1323 and of your daughters, H5315 and the lives H802 of your wives, H5315 and the lives H6370 of your concubines;
6 H157 In that you love H8130 your enemies, H8130 and hate H157 your friends. H5046 For you have declared H3117 this day, H369 that you regard neither H8269 princes H5650 nor servants: H3117 for this day H3045 I perceive, H3863 that if H53 Absalom H2416 had lived, H3605 and all H4191 we had died H3117 this day, H227 then H3477 it had pleased H5869 you well.
7 H6258 Now H6965 therefore arise, H3318 go H3318 forth, H1696 and speak H5921 comfortably H3820 H5650 to your servants: H7650 for I swear H3068 by the LORD, H3588 if H3318 you go H3318 not forth, H3885 there will not tarry H376 one H3915 with you this night: H7489 and that will be worse H3605 to you than all H7451 the evil H935 that befell H5271 you from your youth H5704 until H6258 now.
8 H4428 Then the king H6965 arose, H3427 and sat H8179 in the gate. H5046 And they told H3605 to all H5971 the people, H559 saying, H2009 Behold, H4428 the king H3427 does sit H8179 in the gate. H3605 And all H5971 the people H935 came H6440 before H4428 the king: H3478 for Israel H5127 had fled H376 every man H168 to his tent.
9 H3605 And all H5971 the people H1777 were at strife H3605 throughout all H7626 the tribes H3478 of Israel, H559 saying, H4428 The king H5337 saved H3709 us out of the hand H341 of our enemies, H4422 and he delivered H3709 us out of the hand H6430 of the Philistines; H6258 and now H1272 he is fled H776 out of the land H53 for Absalom.
10 H53 And Absalom, H834 whom H4886 we anointed H5921 over H4191 us, is dead H4421 in battle. H6258 Now H4100 therefore why H2790 speak H7725 you not a word of bringing H4428 the king H7725 back?
11 H4428 And king H1732 David H7971 sent H6659 to Zadok H54 and to Abiathar H3548 the priests, H559 saying, H1696 Speak H2205 to the elders H3063 of Judah, H559 saying, H4100 Why H314 are you the last H7725 to bring H4428 the king H7725 back H1004 to his house? H1697 seeing the speech H3605 of all H3478 Israel H935 is come H4428 to the king, H1004 even to his house.
12 H251 You are my brothers, H6106 you are my bones H1320 and my flesh: H4100 why H314 then are you the last H7725 to bring H7725 back H4428 the king?
13 H559 And say H6021 you to Amasa, H6106 Are you not of my bone, H1320 and of my flesh? H430 God H6213 do H3541 so H3254 to me, and more H3541 also, H518 if H8269 you be not captain H6635 of the host H6440 before H3605 me continually H3117 H8478 in the room H3097 of Joab.
14 H5186 And he bowed H3824 the heart H3605 of all H376 the men H3063 of Judah, H3824 even as the heart H259 of one H376 man; H7971 so that they sent H4428 this word to the king, H7725 Return H3605 you, and all H5650 your servants.
15 H4428 So the king H7725 returned, H935 and came H3383 to Jordan. H3063 And Judah H935 came H1537 to Gilgal, H3212 to go H7125 to meet H4428 the king, H5674 to conduct H4428 the king H5674 over H3383 Jordan.
16 H8096 And Shimei H1121 the son H1617 of Gera, H1145 a Benjamite, H834 which H980 was of Bahurim, H4116 hurried H3381 and came H3381 down H376 with the men H3063 of Judah H7125 to meet H4428 king H1732 David.
17 H505 And there were a thousand H376 men H1144 of Benjamin H6717 with him, and Ziba H5288 the servant H1004 of the house H7586 of Saul, H2568 and his fifteen H6240 H1121 sons H6242 and his twenty H5650 servants H6743 with him; and they went H6743 over H3383 Jordan H6440 before H4428 the king.
18 H5674 And there went H5674 over H5679 a ferry H5679 boat H5674 to carry H5674 over H4428 the king’s H1004 household, H6213 and to do H5869 what he thought H2896 good. H8096 And Shimei H1121 the son H1617 of Gera H5307 fell H6440 down before H4428 the king, H5674 as he was come H5674 over H3383 Jordan;
19 H559 And said H4428 to the king, H113 Let not my lord H2803 impute H5771 iniquity H408 to me, neither H2142 do you remember H834 that which H5650 your servant H5753 did perversely H3117 the day H113 that my lord H4428 the king H3318 went H3389 out of Jerusalem, H4428 that the king H7760 should take H3820 it to his heart.
20 H5650 For your servant H3045 does know H2398 that I have sinned: H2009 therefore, behold, H935 I am come H7223 the first H3117 this day H3605 of all H1004 the house H3130 of Joseph H3381 to go H3381 down H7125 to meet H113 my lord H4428 the king.
21 H52 But Abishai H1121 the son H6870 of Zeruiah H6030 answered H559 and said, H8096 Shall not Shimei H4191 be put to death H2063 for this, H3588 because H7043 he cursed H3068 the LORD’s H4899 anointed?
22 H1732 And David H559 said, H4100 What H1121 have I to do with you, you sons H6870 of Zeruiah, H3117 that you should this day H7854 be adversaries H376 to me? shall there any man H4191 be put to death H3117 this day H3478 in Israel? H3045 for do not I know H3117 that I am this day H4428 king H5921 over H3478 Israel?
23 H4428 Therefore the king H559 said H8096 to Shimei, H4191 You shall not die. H4428 And the king H7650 swore to him.
24 H4648 And Mephibosheth H1121 the son H7586 of Saul H3381 came H3381 down H7125 to meet H4428 the king, H3808 and had neither H6213 dressed H7272 his feet, H3808 nor H6213 trimmed H8222 his beard, H3808 nor H3526 washed H899 his clothes, H3117 from the day H4428 the king H3212 departed H5704 until H3117 the day H935 he came H7965 again in peace.
25 H1961 And it came H3588 to pass, when H935 he was come H3389 to Jerusalem H7125 to meet H4428 the king, H4428 that the king H559 said H4100 to him, Why H1980 went H4648 not you with me, Mephibosheth?
26 H559 And he answered, H113 My lord, H4428 O king, H5650 my servant H7411 deceived H5650 me: for your servant H559 said, H2280 I will saddle H2543 me an ass, H7392 that I may ride H5921 thereon, H3212 and go H4428 to the king; H3588 because H5650 your servant H6455 is lame.
27 H7270 And he has slandered H5650 your servant H113 to my lord H4428 the king; H113 but my lord H4428 the king H4397 is as an angel H430 of God: H6213 do H2896 therefore what is good H5869 in your eyes.
28 H3605 For all H1 of my father’s H1004 house H4194 were but dead H582 men H113 before my lord H4428 the king: H7896 yet did you set H5650 your servant H398 among them that did eat H7979 at your own table. H4100 What H6666 right H3426 therefore have H2199 I yet to cry H5750 any more H4428 to the king?
29 H4428 And the king H559 said H4100 to him, Why H1696 speak H5750 you any more H1697 of your matters? H559 I have said, H6717 You and Ziba H2505 divide H7704 the land.
30 H4648 And Mephibosheth H559 said H4428 to the king, H637 Yes, H3947 let him take H3605 all, H310 for as much H834 H113 as my lord H4428 the king H935 is come H7725 again H7965 in peace H1004 to his own house.
31 H1271 And Barzillai H1569 the Gileadite H3381 came H3381 down H7274 from Rogelim, H5674 and went H5674 over H3383 Jordan H4428 with the king, H7971 to conduct H5674 him over H3383 Jordan.
32 H1271 Now Barzillai H3966 was a very H2204 aged H8084 man, even fourscore H8141 years H1121 old: H4428 and he had provided the king H3557 of sustenance H7871 while he lay H4266 at Mahanaim; H3966 for he was a very H1419 great H376 man.
33 H4428 And the king H559 said H1271 to Barzillai, H5674 Come H5674 you over H3557 with me, and I will feed H3389 you with me in Jerusalem.
34 H1271 And Barzillai H559 said H4428 to the king, H4100 How H3117 long H2416 have I to live, H5927 that I should go H4428 up with the king H3389 to Jerusalem?
35 H3117 I am this day H8084 fourscore H8141 years H1121 old: H3045 and can I discern H996 between H2896 good H7451 and evil? H5650 can your servant H2938 taste H853 what H834 H398 I eat H854 or H853 what H834 H8354 I drink? H8085 can I hear H5750 any more H693 the voice H7891 of singing H7891 men and singing H4100 women? why H5650 then should your servant H5750 be yet H4853 a burden H113 to my lord H4428 the king?
36 H5650 Your servant H5674 will go H4592 a little H5674 way over H3383 Jordan H4428 with the king: H4100 and why H4428 should the king H1580 recompense H2063 it me with such H1578 a reward?
37 H5650 Let your servant, H4994 I pray H7725 you, turn H7725 back H7725 again, H4191 that I may die H5892 in my own city, H6913 and be buried by the grave H1 of my father H517 and of my mother. H2009 But behold H5650 your servant H3643 Chimham; H5674 let him go H5674 over H113 with my lord H4428 the king; H6213 and do H853 to him what H834 H1961 shall seem H5869 H2896 good to you.
38 H4428 And the king H559 answered, H3643 Chimham H5674 shall go H5674 over H6213 with me, and I will do H1961 to him that which shall seem H5869 H2896 good H3605 to you: and whatever H834 H977 you shall require H6213 of me, that will I do for you.
39 H3605 And all H5971 the people H5674 went H5674 over H3383 Jordan. H4428 And when the king H5674 was come H5674 over, H4428 the king H5401 kissed H1271 Barzillai, H1288 and blessed H7725 him; and he returned H4725 to his own place.
40 H4428 Then the king H5674 went H1537 on to Gilgal, H3643 and Chimham H5674 went H3605 on with him: and all H5971 the people H3063 of Judah H5674 conducted H4428 the king, H1571 and also H2677 half H5971 the people H3478 of Israel.
41 H2009 And, behold, H3605 all H376 the men H3478 of Israel H935 came H4428 to the king, H559 and said H4428 to the king, H4069 Why H251 have our brothers H376 the men H3063 of Judah H1589 stolen H5674 you away, and have brought H4428 the king, H1004 and his household, H3605 and all H1732 David’s H582 men H5674 with him, over H3383 Jordan?
42 H3605 And all H376 the men H3063 of Judah H6030 answered H376 the men H3478 of Israel, H3588 Because H4428 the king H7138 is near H4100 of kin to us: why H2734 then be you angry H2088 for this H1697 matter? H398 have we eaten H4428 at all of the king’s H5375 cost? or has he given H5379 us any gift?
43 H376 And the men H3478 of Israel H6030 answered H376 the men H3063 of Judah, H559 and said, H6235 We have ten H4428 parts in the king, H1571 and we have also H1732 more right in David H4069 than you: why H7043 then did you despise H1697 us, that our advice H7223 should not be first H7725 had in bringing H7725 back H4428 our king? H1697 And the words H376 of the men H3063 of Judah H7185 were fiercer H1697 than the words H376 of the men H3478 of Israel.