2 Samuel 13:3
New International Version
Now Amnon had an adviser named Jonadab son of Shimeah, David's brother. Jonadab was a very shrewd man.

New Living Translation
But Amnon had a very crafty friend—his cousin Jonadab. He was the son of David’s brother Shimea.

English Standard Version
But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David’s brother. And Jonadab was a very crafty man.

Berean Study Bible
Now Amnon had a friend named Jonadab, the son of David’s brother Shimeah. Jonadab was a very shrewd man,

New American Standard Bible
But Amnon had a friend whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David's brother; and Jonadab was a very shrewd man.

King James Bible
But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother: and Jonadab was a very subtil man.

Christian Standard Bible
Amnon had a friend named Jonadab, a son of David's brother Shimeah. Jonadab was a very shrewd man,

Contemporary English Version
Amnon had a friend named Jonadab, who was the son of David's brother Shimeah. Jonadab always knew how to get what he wanted,

Good News Translation
But he had a friend, a very shrewd man named Jonadab, the son of David's brother Shammah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Amnon had a friend named Jonadab, a son of David's brother Shimeah. Jonadab was a very shrewd man,

International Standard Version
Meanwhile, Amnon had a friend named Jonadab, who was the son of David's brother Shimeah. Now Jonadab was a very shrewd man.

NET Bible
Now Amnon had a friend named Jonadab, the son of David's brother Shimeah. Jonadab was a very crafty man.

New Heart English Bible
But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David's brother; and Jonadab was a very subtle man.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Amnon had a friend by the name of Jonadab, a son of David's brother Shimea. Jonadab was a very clever man.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother; and Jonadab was a very subtle man.

New American Standard 1977
But Amnon had a friend whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David’s brother; and Jonadab was a very shrewd man.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David's brother, and Jonadab was a very astute man.

King James 2000 Bible
But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother: and Jonadab was a very subtle man.

American King James Version
But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother: and Jonadab was a very subtle man.

American Standard Version
But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David's brother; and Jonadab was a very subtle man.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Amnon had a friend, and his name was Jonadab, the son of Samaa the brother of David: and Jonadab was a very cunning man.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now Amnon had a friend, named Jonadab the son of Semmaa the brother of David, a very wise man:

Darby Bible Translation
And Amnon had a friend whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother; and Jonadab was a very shrewd man.

English Revised Version
But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother: and Jonadab was a very subtil man.

Webster's Bible Translation
But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother: and Jonadab was a very subtil man.

World English Bible
But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David's brother; and Jonadab was a very subtle man.

Young's Literal Translation
And Amnon hath a friend, and his name is Jonadab, son of Shimeah, David's brother, and Jonadab is a very wise man,
Study Bible
Amnon and Tamar
2Amnon was sick with frustration over his sister Tamar, for she was a virgin, and it seemed implausible for him to do anything to her. 3Now Amnon had a friend named Jonadab, the son of David’s brother Shimeah. Jonadab was a very shrewd man, 4so he asked Amnon, “Why are you, the son of the king, so depressed morning after morning? Won’t you tell me?” Amnon replied, “I am in love with Tamar, my brother Absalom’s sister.”…
Cross References
1 Samuel 16:9
Next Jesse presented Shammah, but Samuel said, "The LORD has not chosen this one either."

1 Samuel 16:11
And Samuel asked him, "Are these all the sons you have?" "There is still the youngest," Jesse replied, "but he is tending the sheep." "Send for him," Samuel replied. "For we will not sit down to eat until he arrives."

2 Samuel 13:2
Amnon was sick with frustration over his sister Tamar, for she was a virgin, and it seemed implausible for him to do anything to her.

2 Samuel 13:4
so he asked Amnon, "Why are you, the son of the king, so depressed morning after morning? Won't you tell me?" Amnon replied, "I am in love with Tamar, my brother Absalom's sister."

2 Samuel 13:32
But Jonadab, the son of David's brother Shimeah, spoke up: "My lord must not think they have killed all the sons of the king, for only Amnon is dead. In fact, Absalom has planned this since the day Amnon violated his sister Tamar.

Treasury of Scripture

But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother: and Jonadab was a very subtle man.

a friend

Genesis 38:1,2
And it came to pass at that time, that Judah went down from his brethren, and turned in to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah…

Judges 14:20
But Samson's wife was given to his companion, whom he had used as his friend.

Judges 14:20
But Samson's wife was given to his companion, whom he had used as his friend.

Shimeah

2 Samuel 13:32
And Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother, answered and said, Let not my lord suppose that they have slain all the young men the king's sons; for Amnon only is dead: for by the appointment of Absalom this hath been determined from the day that he forced his sister Tamar.

1 Samuel 16:9
Then Jesse made Shammah to pass by. And he said, Neither hath the LORD chosen this.

Shimeah

2 Samuel 14:2,19,20
And Joab sent to Tekoah, and fetched thence a wise woman, and said unto her, I pray thee, feign thyself to be a mourner, and put on now mourning apparel, and anoint not thyself with oil, but be as a woman that had a long time mourned for the dead: …

Genesis 3:1
Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

Jeremiah 4:22
For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.







Lexicon
Now Amnon
וּלְאַמְנ֣וֹן (ū·lə·’am·nō·wn)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 550: Amnon -- 'faithful', two Israelites

had a friend
רֵ֗עַ (rê·a‘)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7453: Friend, companion, fellow

named
וּשְׁמוֹ֙ (ū·šə·mōw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8034: A name

Jonadab,
יֽוֹנָדָ֔ב (yō·w·nā·ḏāḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3122: Jonadab

the son
בֶּן־ (ben-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

of David’s
דָוִ֑ד (ḏā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

brother
אֲחִ֣י (’ă·ḥî)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 251: A brother, )

Shimeah.
שִׁמְעָ֖ה (šim·‘āh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8093: Shimeah -- a brother of David

Jonadab
וְי֣וֹנָדָ֔ב (wə·yō·w·nā·ḏāḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3122: Jonadab

was a very
מְאֹֽד׃ (mə·’ōḏ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3966: Vehemence, vehemently, wholly, speedily

shrewd
חָכָ֖ם (ḥā·ḵām)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2450: Wise

man,
אִ֥ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person
(3) Jonadab, the son of Shimeah.--In 1Samuel 16:9, Shimeah is called Shammah, and appears there as the third son of Jesse. He had another son, Jonathan, mentioned in 2Samuel 21:21, as the conqueror of one of the giants. The word subtil is used simply to indicate sagacity and wisdom, whether rightly or wrongly exercised.

Verse 3. - Jonadab, the son of Shimeah. He is called Shammah in 1 Samuel 16:9, and is there described as Jesse's third son. A brother of Jonadab, named Jonathan, is mentioned in 2 Samuel 21:21 as a valiant soldier who slew one of the Philistine giants. Subtil is not used in a bad sense, but means clever, ready in devising means. 13:1-20 From henceforward David was followed with one trouble after another. Adultery and murder were David's sins, the like sins among his children were the beginnings of his punishment: he was too indulgent to his children. Thus David might trace the sins of his children to his own misconduct, which must have made the anguish of the chastisement worse. Let no one ever expect good treatment from those who are capable of attempting their seduction; but it is better to suffer the greatest wrong than to commit the least sin.
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