2 Samuel 13

  1 H310 And it came to pass after H53 this, that Absalom H1121 the son H1732 of David H3303 had a fair H269 sister, H8034 whose name H8559 was Tamar; H550 and Amnon H1121 the son H1732 of David H157 [H8799] loved her.
  2 H550 And Amnon H3334 [H8799] was so distressed, H2470 [H8692] that he fell sick H269 for his sister H8559 Tamar; H1330 for she was a virgin; H550 and Amnon H5869 thought H6381 [H8735] it hard H6213 [H8800] for him to do H3972 any thing to her.
  3 H550 But Amnon H7453 had a friend, H8034 whose name H3122 was Jonadab, H1121 the son H8093 of Shimeah H1732 David's H251 brother: H3122 and Jonadab H3966 was a very H2450 subtil H376 man.
  4 H559 [H8799] And he said H4428 to him, Why art thou, being the king's H1121 son, H1800 pining H1242 from day H1242 to day? H5046 [H8686] wilt thou not tell H550 me? And Amnon H559 [H8799] said H157 [H8802] to him, I love H8559 Tamar, H251 my brother H53 Absalom's H269 sister.
  5 H3082 And Jonadab H559 [H8799] said H7901 [H8798] to him, Lay thee down H4904 on thy bed, H2470 [H8690] and pretend that thou art sick: H1 and when thy father H935 [H8804] cometh H7200 [H8800] to see H559 [H8804] thee, say H269 to him, I pray thee, let my sister H8559 Tamar H935 [H8799] come, H1262 [H8686] and give H3899 me food, H6213 [H8804] and prepare H1279 the food H5869 in my eyes, H7200 [H8799] that I may see H398 [H8804] it, and eat H3027 it at her hand.
  6 H550 So Amnon H7901 [H8799] lay down, H2470 [H8691] and pretended that he was sick: H4428 and when the king H935 [H8799] came H7200 [H8800] to see H550 him, Amnon H559 [H8799] said H4428 to the king, H8559 I pray thee, let Tamar H269 my sister H935 [H8799] come, H3823 [H8762] and make H8147 for me a couple H3834 of cakes H5869 in my eyes, H1262 [H8799] that I may eat H3027 at her hand.
  7 H1732 Then David H7971 [H8799] sent H1004 home H8559 to Tamar, H559 [H8800] saying, H3212 [H8798] Go H251 now to thy brother H550 Amnon's H1004 house, H6213 [H8798] and prepare H1279 a meal for him.
  8 H8559 So Tamar H3212 [H8799] went H251 to her brother H550 Amnon's H1004 house; H7901 [H8802] and he was laid down. H3947 [H8799] And she took H1217 flour, H3888 [H8799] and kneaded H3823 [H8762] it, and made cakes H5869 in his eyes, H1310 [H8762] and baked H3834 the cakes.
  9 H3947 [H8799] And she took H4958 a pan, H3332 [H8799] and poured them out H6440 at the face of H3985 [H8762] him; but he refused H398 [H8800] to eat. H550 And Amnon H559 [H8799] said, H3318 [H8685] Send out H376 all men H3318 [H8799] from me. And they went out H376 every man from him.
  10 H550 And Amnon H559 [H8799] said H8559 to Tamar, H935 [H8685] Bring H1279 the food H2315 into the chamber, H1262 [H8799] that I may eat H3027 from thine hand. H8559 And Tamar H3947 [H8799] took H3834 the cakes H6213 [H8804] which she had made, H935 [H8686] and brought H2315 them into the chamber H550 to Amnon H251 her brother.
  11 H5066 [H8686] And when she had brought H398 [H8800] them to him to eat, H2388 [H8686] he took hold H559 [H8799] of her, and said H935 [H8798] to her, Come H7901 [H8798] lie H269 with me, my sister.
  12 H559 [H8799] And she answered H251 him, Nay, my brother, H6031 [H8762] do not force H3651 me; for no such thing ought H6213 [H8735] to be done H3478 in Israel: H6213 [H8799] do H5039 not thou this folly.
  13 H2781 And I, where shall I cause my shame H3212 [H8686] to go? H259 and as for thee, thou shalt be as one H5036 of the fools H3478 in Israel. H1696 [H8761] Now therefore, I pray thee, speak H4428 to the king; H4513 [H8799] for he will not withhold me from thee.
  14 H14 [H8804] However he would H8085 [H8800] not hearken H6963 to her voice: H2388 [H8799] but, being stronger H6031 [H8762] than she, forced H7901 [H8799] her, and lay with her.
  15 H550 Then Amnon H8130 [H8799] hated H3966 H1419 her exceedingly; H8135 so that the hatred H8130 [H8804] with which he hated H1419 her was greater H160 than the love H157 [H8804] with which he had loved H550 her. And Amnon H559 [H8799] said H6965 [H8798] to her, Arise, H3212 [H8798] be gone.
  16 H559 [H8799] And she said H182 to him, There is no cause: H7451 this evil H7971 [H8763] in sending me away H1419 is greater H312 than the other H6213 [H8804] that thou didst H14 [H8804] to me. But he would H8085 [H8800] not hearken to her.
  17 H7121 [H8799] Then he called H5288 his servant H8334 [H8764] that ministered H559 [H8799] to him, and said, H7971 [H8798] Put H2351 now this woman out H5274 [H8798] from me, and bolt H1817 the door H310 after her.
  18 H3801 And she had a garment H6446 of many colours H4598 upon her: for with such robes H4428 were the king's H1323 daughters H1330 that were virgins H3847 [H8799] apparelled. H8334 [H8764] Then his servant H3318 [H8686] brought H2351 her out, H5274 [H8804] and bolted H1817 the door H310 after her.
  19 H8559 And Tamar H3947 [H8799] put H665 ashes H7218 on her head, H7167 [H8804] and tore H3801 her garment H6446 of many colours H7760 [H8799] that was on her, and laid H3027 her hand H7218 on her head, H3212 [H8799] and went H1980 [H8800] on H2199 [H8804] crying.
  20 H53 And Absalom H251 her brother H559 [H8799] said H550 to her, Hath Amnon H251 thy brother H2790 [H8685] been with thee? but hold now thy peace, H269 my sister: H251 he is thy brother; H7896 H3820 [H8799] regard H1697 not this thing. H8559 So Tamar H3427 [H8799] remained H8074 [H8802] desolate H251 in her brother H53 Absalom's H1004 house.
  21 H4428 But when king H1732 David H8085 [H8804] heard H1697 of all these things, H3966 he was very H2734 [H8799] angry.
  22 H53 And Absalom H1696 [H8765] spoke H550 to his brother Amnon H2896 neither good H7451 nor bad: H53 for Absalom H8130 [H8804] hated H550 Amnon, H1697 because H6031 [H8765] he had forced H269 his sister H8559 Tamar.
  23 H3117 And it came to pass after two full H8141 years, H53 that Absalom H1494 [H8802] had sheepshearers H1178 in Baalhazor, H669 which is beside Ephraim: H53 and Absalom H7121 [H8799] invited H4428 all the king's H1121 sons.
  24 H53 And Absalom H935 [H8799] came H4428 to the king, H559 [H8799] and said, H5650 Behold now, thy servant H1494 [H8802] hath sheepshearers; H3212 0 let H4428 the king, H5650 I beseech thee, and his servants H3212 [H8799] go H5650 with thy servant.
  25 H4428 And the king H559 [H8799] said H53 to Absalom, H1121 Nay, my son, H3212 [H8799] let us not all now go, H3513 [H8799] lest we be burdensome H6555 [H8799] to thee. And he pressed H14 [H8804] him: yet he would H3212 [H8800] not go, H1288 [H8762] but blessed him.
  26 H559 [H8799] Then said H53 Absalom, H251 If not, I pray thee, let my brother H550 Amnon H3212 [H8799] go H4428 with us. And the king H559 [H8799] said H3212 [H8799] to him, Why should he go with thee?
  27 H53 But Absalom H6555 [H8799] pressed H550 him, that he should let Amnon H4428 and all the king's H1121 sons H7971 [H8799] go with him.
  28 H53 Now Absalom H6680 [H8762] had commanded H5288 his servants, H559 [H8800] saying, H7200 [H8798] Mark H550 ye now when Amnon's H3820 heart H2896 is merry H3196 with wine, H559 [H8804] and when I say H5221 [H8685] to you, Smite H550 Amnon; H4191 [H8689] then kill H3372 [H8799] him, fear H6680 [H8765] not: have I not commanded H2388 [H8798] you? be courageous, H1121 H2428 and be valiant.
  29 H5288 And the servants H53 of Absalom H6213 [H8799] did H550 to Amnon H53 as Absalom H6680 [H8765] had commanded. H4428 Then all the king's H1121 sons H6965 [H8799] arose, H376 and every man H7392 [H8799] rode H6505 upon his mule, H5127 [H8799] and fled.
  30 H1870 And it came to pass, while they were in the way, H8052 that the report H935 [H8804] came H1732 to David, H559 [H8800] saying, H53 Absalom H5221 [H8689] hath slain H4428 all the king's H1121 sons, H259 and there is not one H3498 [H8738] of them left.
  31 H4428 Then the king H6965 [H8799] arose, H7167 [H8799] and tore H899 his garments, H7901 [H8799] and lay H776 on the earth; H5650 and all his servants H5324 [H8737] stood H899 by with their clothes H7167 [H8803] torn.
  32 H3122 And Jonadab, H1121 the son H8093 of Shimeah H1732 David's H251 brother, H6030 [H8799] answered H559 [H8799] and said, H113 Let not my lord H559 [H8799] suppose H4191 [H8689] that they have slain H5288 all the young men H4428 the king's H1121 sons; H550 for Amnon H4191 [H8804] only is dead: H6310 for by the appointment H53 of Absalom H7760 [H8803] this hath been determined H3117 from the day H6031 [H8763] that he forced H269 his sister H8559 Tamar.
  33 H113 Now therefore let not my lord H4428 the king H7760 [H8799] take H1697 the thing H3820 to his heart, H559 [H8800] to think H4428 that all the king's H1121 sons H4191 [H8804] are dead: H550 for Amnon H4191 [H8804] only is dead.
  34 H53 But Absalom H1272 [H8799] fled. H5288 And the young man H6822 [H8802] that kept the watch H5375 [H8799] lifted up H5869 his eyes, H7200 [H8799] and looked, H1980 [H8802] and, behold, there came H7227 many H5971 people H1870 by the way H2022 of the mountain H6654 side H310 behind him.
  35 H3122 And Jonadab H559 [H8799] said H4428 to the king, H4428 Behold, the king's H1121 sons H935 [H8804] come: H5650 as thy servant H1697 said, so it is.
  36 H3615 [H8763] And it came to pass, as soon as he had finished H1696 [H8763] speaking, H4428 that, behold, the king's H1121 sons H935 [H8804] came, H5375 [H8799] and lifted up H6963 their voice H1058 [H8799] and wept: H4428 and the king H5650 also and all his servants H1058 [H8804] wept H3966 H1065 H1419 exceedingly.
  37 H53 But Absalom H1272 [H8804] fled, H3212 [H8799] and went H8526 to Talmai, H1121 the son H5991 H5989 [H8675] of Ammihud, H4428 king H1650 of Geshur. H56 [H8691] And David mourned H1121 for his son H3117 every day.
  38 H53 So Absalom H1272 [H8804] fled, H3212 [H8799] and went H1650 to Geshur, H7969 and was there three H8141 years.
  39 H4428 And king H1732 David H3615 [H8762] longed H3318 [H8800] to go forth H53 to Absalom: H5162 [H8738] for he was comforted H550 concerning Amnon, H4191 [H8804] seeing he was dead.