2 Samuel 20

ECB(i) 1
And so be a man, called of Beli Yaal, his name is Sheba the son of Bichria a Ben Yaminiy: and he blasts a shophar and says, We have neither allotment in David nor inheritance in the son of Yishay: every man to his tents, O Yisra El. 2 And every man of Yisra El ascends from after David and goes after Sheba the son of Bichri: and the men of Yah Hudah adhere to their sovereign - from Yarden even to Yeru Shalem. 3 And David comes to his house at Yeru Shalem; and the sovereign takes the ten women concubines whom he allowed to guard the house; and gives them in a house of guard and sustains them; but goes not in to them. Thus they are bound to the day they die - living in widowhood. 4 Then the sovereign says to Amasa, Cry out to me the men of Yah Hudah in three days; and you stand here. 5 So Amasa cries out to Yah Hudah: but he lingers beyond the season to congregate. 6 And David says to Abi Shai, Now Sheba the son of Bichri does us more evil than Abi Shalom: take the servants of your your adoni and pursue him; lest he find cities of protection and delivers himself from our eyes. 7 And the men of Yah Ab go after him - the executioners and the couriers and all the mighty; and they go from Yeru Shalem to pursue Sheba the son of Bichri: 8 and they are at the great stone in Gibon; and Amasa goes at their face: and the tailoring Yah Ab enrobes is girt to him with a girdle and a sword joins his loins in the sheath: and as he goes it falls out. 9 And Yah Ab says to Amasa, Are you in shalom, my brother? - and Yah Ab holds Amasa by the beard with his right to kiss him. 10 And Amasa regards not the sword in the hand of Yah Ab: and he smites him therewith in the fifth and pours his inwards to the earth and repeats it not; and he dies: and Yah Ab and Abi Shai his brother pursue after Sheba the son of Bichri. 11 And a man of the lads of Yah Ab stands by him and says, Whoever delights in Yah Ab and whoever is for David - go after Yah Ab. 12 And Amasa rolls in blood midst the highway: and the man sees all the people standing still; and he turns Amasa from the highway into the field and casts a cloth on him: and he sees every one coming by him stand still: 13 and they remove him from the highway: and all the men pass after Yah Ab to pursue after Sheba the son of Bichri: 14 and he passes through all the scions of Yisra El to Abel and to Beth Maachah and all the Beriy; and they also congregate and go after him: 15 and they go and besiege him in Abel of Beth Maachah: and they pour a mound against the city and it stands in the trench: and all the people with Yah Ab ruin the wall and fell it. 16 And a wise woman calls out from the city, Hear! Hear! I pray you, say to Yah Ab, Approach here, and I word with you. 17 And he approaches her, and the woman says, Are you Yah Ab? And he says, I. Then she says to him, Hear the words of your maid. And he says, I hear. 18 Then she says, saying, In wording, they word in the beginning, saying, In asking, they ask at Abel: and so they consummate. 19 I shalam and am amenable in Yisra El: you seek to deathify a city and a mother in Yisra El: Why swallow the inheritance of Yah Veh? 20 And Yah Ab answers and says, Far be it, far be it from me to swallow or ruin: 21 the word is not thus: but a man of mount Ephrayim Sheba the son of Bichri by name lifts his hand against the sovereign - against David: give him only, and I go from the city. And the woman says to Yah Ab, Behold, his head - thrown to you through the wall. 22 - and in her wisdom the woman goes to all the people; and they cut off the head of Sheba the son of Bichri and cast it to Yah Ab. And he blasts a shophar and they scatter from the city - every man to his tent: and Yah Ab returns to Yeru Shalem to the sovereign. 23 And Yah Ab is over all the host of Yisra El: and Bena Yah the son of Yah Yada is over the executioners and over the couriers: 24 and Adoni Ram is over the vassal: and Yah Shaphat the son of Achiy Lud is remembrancer: 25 and Sheya is scribe: and Sadoq and Abi Athar are priests: 26 and also Ira the Yairiy is a priest to David.