1 H5046 It was told H3097 Joab, H4428 "Behold, the king H1058 weeps H56 and mourns H53 for Absalom."
2 H8668 The victory H3117 that day H60 was turned into mourning H5971 to all the people; H5971 for the people H8085 heard H559 it said H3117 that day, H4428 "The king H6087 grieves H1121 for his son."
3 H5971 The people H1589 sneaked H935 into H5892 the city H3117 that day, H5971 as people H3637 who are ashamed H1589 steal away H5127 when they flee H4421 in battle.
4 H4428 The king H3813 covered H6440 his face, H4428 and the king H2199 cried H1419 with a loud H6963 voice, H1121 "My son H53 Absalom, H53 Absalom, H1121 my son, H1121 my son!"
5 H3097 Joab H935 came H1004 into the house H4428 to the king, H559 and said, H3001 "You have shamed H3117 this day H6440 the faces H5650 of all your servants, H3117 who 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 those who hate H8130 you, and hate H157 those who love H5046 you. For you have declared H3117 this day, H8269 that princes H5650 and servants H3117 are nothing to you. For today H3045 I perceive H3863 that if H53 Absalom H2416 had lived, H4191 and all we had died H3117 this day, H3477 then it would have pleased you well.
7 H6965 Now therefore arise, H3318 go out, H1696 and speak H3820 to comfort H5650 your servants; H7650 for I swear H3068 by Yahweh, H3318 if you don't go out, H3885 not a man H3885 will stay H3915 with you this night. H7489 That would be worse H7451 to you than all the evil H935 that has happened H5271 to you from your youth until now."
8 H4428 Then the king H6965 arose, H3427 and sat H8179 in the gate. H5046 They told H5971 to all the people, H559 saying, H4428 "Behold, the king H3427 is sitting H8179 in the gate." H5971 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 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 has fled H776 out of the land H53 from Absalom.
10 H53 Absalom, H4886 whom we anointed H4191 over us, is dead H4421 in battle. H2790 Now therefore why don't you speak H7725 a word of bringing H4428 the king H7725 back?"
11 H4428 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, H314 ‘Why are you the last H7725 to bring H4428 the king H7725 back H1004 to his house? H1697 Since the speech H3478 of all Israel H935 has come H4428 to the king, H1004 to return him to his house.
12 H251 You are my brothers, H6106 you are my bone H1320 and my flesh. H314 Why then are you the last H7725 to bring back H4428 the king?'
13 H559 Say H6021 to Amasa, H6106 ‘Aren't you my bone H1320 and my flesh? H430 God H6213 do H3254 so to me, and more H8269 also, if you aren't captain H6635 of the army H6440 before H3117 me continually H8478 in the room H3097 of Joab.'"
14 H5186 He bowed H3824 the heart H376 of all the men H3063 of Judah, H259 even as one H376 man; H7971 so that they sent H4428 to the king, H7725 saying, "Return, H5650 you and all your servants."
15 H4428 So the king H7725 returned, H935 and came H3383 to the Jordan. H3063 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 Shimei H1121 the son H1617 of Gera, H1145 the Benjamite, H980 who was of Bahurim, H4116 hurried H3381 and came down H376 with the men H3063 of Judah H7125 to meet H4428 king H1732 David.
17 H505 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 H5679 A ferry boat H5674 went H5674 to bring over H4428 the king's H1004 household, H6213 and to do H5869 what he thought H2896 good. H8096 Shimei H1121 the son H1617 of Gera H5307 fell down H6440 before H4428 the king, H5674 when he had come over H3383 the Jordan.
19 H559 He said H4428 to the king, H113 "Don't let my lord H2803 impute H5771 iniquity H2142 to me, nor remember H5650 that which your 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 your servant H3045 knows H2398 that I have sinned. H935 Therefore, behold, I have 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, H8096 "Shall Shimei H4191 not be put to death H7043 for this, because he cursed H3068 Yahweh's H4899 anointed?"
22 H1732 David H559 said, H1121 "What 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 don't I know H3117 that I am this day H4428 king H3478 over Israel?"
23 H4428 The king H559 said H8096 to Shimei, H4191 "You shall not die." H4428 The king H7650 swore to him.
24 H4648 Mephibosheth H1121 the son H7586 of Saul H3381 came down H7125 to meet H4428 the king; H3808 and he had neither H6213 groomed 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 It happened, when he had come H3389 to Jerusalem H7125 to meet H4428 the king, H4428 that the king H559 said H1980 to him, "Why didn't you go H4648 with me, Mephibosheth?"
26 H559 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 a donkey, H7392 that I may ride H3212 thereon, and go H4428 with the king; H5650 because your servant H6455 is lame.
27 H7270 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 H1 For all my father's H1004 house H3808 were but H4194 dead H582 men H113 before my lord H4428 the king; H7896 yet you set H5650 your servant H398 among those who ate H7979 at your own table. H6666 What right H3426 therefore have H2199 I yet that I should cry H4428 any more to the king?"
29 H4428 The king H559 said H1696 to him, "Why do you speak H1697 any more of your matters? H559 I say, H6717 you and Ziba H2505 divide H7704 the land."
30 H4648 Mephibosheth H559 said H4428 to the king, H3947 "Yes, let him take H310 all, because H834 H113 my lord H4428 the king H935 has come H7965 in peace H1004 to his own house."
31 H1271 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 eighty 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 The king H559 said H1271 to Barzillai, H5674 "Come over H3557 with me, and I will sustain H3389 you with me in Jerusalem."
34 H1271 Barzillai H559 said H4428 to 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 to Jerusalem?
35 H3117 I am this day H8084 eighty H8141 years H1121 old. H3045 Can I discern H2896 between good H7451 and bad? H5650 Can your 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 Why then should your servant H4853 be yet a burden H113 to my lord H4428 the king?
36 H5650 Your servant H4592 would but just H5674 go H5674 over H3383 the Jordan H4428 with the king. H4428 Why should the king H1580 repay H1578 me with such a reward?
37 H5650 Please let your servant H7725 turn back again, H4191 that I may die H5892 in my own city, H6913 by the grave H1 of my father H517 and my mother. H5650 But behold, your 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 to you."
38 H4428 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 to you. Whatever you require H6213 of me, that I will do for you."
39 H5971 All the people H5674 went over H3383 the Jordan, H4428 and the king H5674 went over. H4428 Then the king H5401 kissed H1271 Barzillai, H1288 and blessed H7725 him; and he returned H4725 to his own place.
40 H4428 So the king H5674 went over H1537 to Gilgal, H3643 and Chimham H5674 went over H5971 with him. All the people H3063 of Judah H5674 brought H4428 the king H2677 over, and also half H5971 the people H3478 of Israel.
41 H376 Behold, all the men H3478 of Israel H935 came H4428 to the king, H559 and said H4428 to the king, H251 "Why have our brothers H376 the men H3063 of Judah H1589 stolen you 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 All the men H3063 of Judah H6030 answered H376 the men H3478 of Israel, H4428 "Because the king H7138 is a close relative H2734 to us. Why then are you angry H1697 about this matter? H398 Have we eaten H398 at all H4428 at the king's H5375 cost? Or has he given H5379 us any gift?"
43 H376 The men H3478 of Israel H6030 answered H376 the men H3063 of Judah, H6030 and said, H6235 "We have ten H3027 parts H4428 in the king, H589 and we H1732 have also more claim to David H7043 than you. Why then did you despise H1697 us, that our advice H7223 should not be first H7725 had in bringing back H4428 our king?" H1697 The words H376 of the men H3063 of Judah H7185 were fiercer H1697 than the words H376 of the men H3478 of Israel.