1 H5046 And it was told H3097 Joab, H4428 Behold, the king H1058 weepeth H56 and mourneth H53 for Absalom.
2 H8668 And the victory H3117 that day H60 was turned into mourning H5971 unto all the people; H5971 for the people H8085 heard H559 say H3117 that day, H4428 The king H6087 grieveth H1121 for his son.
3 H5971 And the people H935 gat H1589 them by stealth H3117 that day H5892 into the city, H5971 as people H3637 that are ashamed H1589 steal away H5127 when they flee H4421 in battle.
4 H4428 And 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 Thou hast shamed H3117 this day H6440 the faces H5650 of all thy servants, H3117 who this day H4422 have saved H5315 thy life, H5315 and the lives H1121 of thy sons H1323 and of thy daughters, H5315 and the lives H802 of thy wives, H5315 and the lives H6370 of thy concubines;
6 H157 in that thou lovest H8130 them that hate H8130 thee, and hatest H157 them that love H5046 thee. For thou hast declared H3117 this day, H8269 that princes H5650 and servants H3117 are nought unto thee: for this day H3045 I perceive, H3863 that if H53 Absalom H2416 had lived, H4191 and all we had died H3117 this day, H3477 then it had pleased thee well.
7 H6965 Now therefore arise, H3318 go forth, H1696 and speak H3820 comfortably H5650 unto thy servants; H7650 for I swear H3068 by Jehovah, H3318 if thou go not forth, H3885 there will not tarry H376 a man H3915 with thee this night: H7489 and that will be worse H7451 unto thee than all the evil H935 that hath befallen H5271 thee from thy youth until now.
8 H4428 Then the king H6965 arose, H3427 and sat H8179 in the gate. H5046 And they told H5971 unto all the people, H559 saying, H4428 Behold, the king H3427 is sitting H8179 in the gate: H5971 and all the people H935 came H6440 before H4428 the king. H3478 Now Israel H5127 had fled H376 every man H168 to his tent.
9 H5971 And all the people H1777 were at strife H7626 throughout all the tribes H3478 of Israel, H559 saying, H4428 The king H5337 delivered H3709 us out of the hand H341 of our enemies, H4422 and he saved H3709 us out of the hand H6430 of the Philistines; H1272 and now he is fled H776 out of the land H53 from Absalom.
10 H53 And Absalom, H4886 whom we anointed H4191 over us, is dead H4421 in battle. H2790 Now therefore why speak H7725 ye 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 unto the elders H3063 of Judah, H559 saying, H314 Why are ye the last H7725 to bring H4428 the king H7725 back H1004 to his house? H1697 seeing the speech H3478 of all Israel H935 is come H4428 to the king, H1004 to bring him to his house.
12 H251 Ye are my brethren, H6106 ye are my bone H1320 and my flesh: H314 wherefore then are ye the last H7725 to bring back H4428 the king?
13 H559 And say H6021 ye to Amasa, H6106 Art thou not my bone H1320 and my flesh? H430 God H6213 do H3254 so to me, and more H8269 also, if thou be not captain H6635 of the host H6440 before H3117 me continually H8478 in the room H3097 of Joab.
14 H5186 And he bowed H3824 the heart H376 of all the men H3063 of Judah, H259 even as the heart of one H376 man; H7971 so that they sent H4428 unto the king, H7725 saying, Return H5650 thou, and all thy servants.
15 H4428 So the king H7725 returned, H935 and came H3383 to the Jordan. H3063 And Judah H935 came H1537 to Gilgal, H3212 to go H7125 to meet H4428 the king, H5674 to bring H4428 the king H5674 over H3383 the Jordan.
16 H8096 And Shimei H1121 the son H1617 of Gera, H1145 the Benjamite, H980 who was of Bahurim, H4116 hasted H3381 and came down H376 with the men H3063 of Judah H7125 to meet H4428 king H1732 David.
17 H505 And there were a thousand H376 men H1145 of Benjamin H6717 with him, and Ziba H5288 the servant H1004 of the house H7586 of Saul, H2568 and his fifteen H1121 sons H6242 and his twenty H5650 servants H6743 with him; and they went through H3383 the Jordan H6440 in the presence H4428 of the king.
18 H5674 And there went over H5679 a ferry-boat H5674 to bring 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 down H6440 before H4428 the king, H5674 when he was come over H3383 the Jordan.
19 H559 And he said H4428 unto the king, H113 Let not my lord H2803 impute H5771 iniquity H2142 unto me, neither do thou remember H5650 that which thy servant H5753 did perversely H3117 the day H113 that my lord H4428 the king H3318 went out H3389 of Jerusalem, H4428 that the king H7760 should take H3820 it to his heart.
20 H5650 For thy servant H3045 doth know H2398 that I have sinned: H935 therefore, behold, I am come H3117 this day H7223 the first H1004 of all the house H3130 of Joseph H3381 to go 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 H7043 for this, because he cursed H3068 Jehovah's H4899 anointed?
22 H1732 And David H559 said, H1121 What have I to do with you, ye sons H6870 of Zeruiah, H3117 that ye should this day H7854 be adversaries H376 unto 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 H3478 over Israel?
23 H4428 And the king H559 said H8096 unto Shimei, H4191 Thou shalt not die. H4428 And the king H7650 sware unto him.
24 H4648 And Mephibosheth H1121 the son H7586 of Saul H3381 came down H7125 to meet H4428 the king; H3808 and he had neither H6213 dressed H7272 his feet, H6213 nor trimmed H8222 his beard, H3526 nor washed H899 his clothes, H3117 from the day H4428 the king H3212 departed H3117 until the day H935 he came H7965 home in peace.
25 H935 And it came to pass, when he was come H3389 to Jerusalem H7125 to meet H4428 the king, H4428 that the king H559 said H1980 unto him, Wherefore wentest H4648 not thou with me, Mephibosheth?
26 H559 And he answered, H113 My lord, H4428 O king, H5650 my servant H7411 deceived H5650 me: for thy servant H559 said, H2280 I will saddle H2543 me an ass, H7392 that I may ride H3212 thereon, and go H4428 with the king; H5650 because thy servant H6455 is lame.
27 H7270 And he hath slandered H5650 thy servant H113 unto 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 thine eyes.
28 H1 For all my father's H1004 house H3808 were but H4194 dead H582 men H113 before my lord H4428 the king; H7896 yet didst thou set H5650 thy servant H398 among them that did eat H7979 at thine own table. H6666 What right H3426 therefore have H2199 I yet that I should cry H4428 any more unto the king?
29 H4428 And the king H559 said H1696 unto him, Why speakest H1697 thou any more of thy matters? H559 I say, H6717 Thou and Ziba H2505 divide H7704 the land.
30 H4648 And Mephibosheth H559 said H4428 unto the king, H3947 yea, let him take H310 all, forasmuch H834 as H113 my lord H4428 the king H935 is come H7965 in peace H1004 unto his own house.
31 H1271 And Barzillai H1569 the Gileadite H3381 came down H7274 from Rogelim; H5674 and he went over H3383 the Jordan H4428 with the king, H7971 to conduct H3383 him over the 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 with 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 unto Barzillai, H5674 Come thou over H3557 with me, and I will sustain H3389 thee with me in Jerusalem.
34 H1271 And Barzillai H559 said H4428 unto the king, H3117 How many H8141 are the days of the years of my life, H5927 that I should go up H4428 with the king H3389 unto Jerusalem?
35 H3117 I am this day H8084 fourscore H8141 years H1121 old: H3045 can I discern H2896 between good H7451 and bad? H5650 can thy servant H2938 taste H834 what H398 I eat H834 or what H8354 I drink? H8085 can I hear H6963 any more the voice H7891 of singing men H7891 and singing women? H5650 wherefore then should thy servant H4853 be yet a burden H113 unto my lord H4428 the king?
36 H5650 Thy servant H4592 would but just H5674 go H5674 over H3383 the Jordan H4428 with the king: H4428 and why should the king H1580 recompense H1578 it me with such a reward?
37 H5650 Let thy servant, H7725 I pray thee, turn back again, H4191 that I may die H5892 in mine own city, H6913 by the grave H1 of my father H517 and my mother. H5650 But behold, thy servant H3643 Chimham; H5674 let him go over H113 with my lord H4428 the king; H6213 and do H2896 to him what shall seem good unto thee.
38 H4428 And the king H559 answered, H3643 Chimham H5674 shall go H6213 over with me, and I will do H2896 to him that which shall seem good H977 unto thee: and whatsoever thou shalt require H6213 of me, that will I do for thee.
39 H5971 And all the people H5674 went over H3383 the Jordan, H4428 and the king H5674 went over: H4428 and the king H5401 kissed H1271 Barzillai, H1288 and blessed H7725 him; and he returned H4725 unto his own place.
40 H4428 So the king H5674 went over H1537 to Gilgal, H3643 and Chimham H5674 went over H5971 with him: and all the people H3063 of Judah H5674 brought H4428 the king H2677 over, and also half H5971 the people H3478 of Israel.
41 H376 And, behold, all the men H3478 of Israel H935 came H4428 to the king, H559 and said H4428 unto the king, H251 Why have our brethren H376 the men H3063 of Judah H1589 stolen thee away, H5674 and brought H4428 the king, H1004 and his household, H3383 over the Jordan, H1732 and all David's H582 men with him?
42 H376 And all the men H3063 of Judah H6030 answered H376 the men H3478 of Israel, H4428 Because the king H7138 is near of kin H2734 to us: wherefore then are ye angry H1697 for this matter? H398 have we eaten H398 at all H4428 at the king's H5375 cost? or hath 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 H3027 parts H4428 in the king, H589 and we H1732 have also more right in David H7043 than ye: why then did ye despise H1697 us, that our advice H7223 should not be first H7725 had in bringing 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.