2 Samuel 13:30
New International Version
While they were on their way, the report came to David: "Absalom has struck down all the king's sons; not one of them is left."

New Living Translation
As they were on the way back to Jerusalem, this report reached David: “Absalom has killed all the king’s sons; not one is left alive!”

English Standard Version
While they were on the way, news came to David, “Absalom has struck down all the king’s sons, and not one of them is left.”

Berean Study Bible
While they were on the way, a report reached David: “Absalom has struck down all the sons of the king; not one of them is left!”

King James Bible
And it came to pass, while they were in the way, that tidings came to David, saying, Absalom hath slain all the king's sons, and there is not one of them left.

New King James Version
And it came to pass, while they were on the way, that news came to David, saying, “Absalom has killed all the king’s sons, and not one of them is left!”

New American Standard Bible
Now it was while they were on the way that the report came to David, saying, “Absalom has struck and killed all the king’s sons, and not one of them is left.”

NASB 1995
Now it was while they were on the way that the report came to David, saying, "Absalom has struck down all the king's sons, and not one of them is left."

NASB 1977
Now it was while they were on the way that the report came to David, saying, “Absalom has struck down all the king’s sons, and not one of them is left.”

Amplified Bible
Now it happened while they were on the way [back home], that the [exaggerated] report came to David, “Absalom has killed all the king’s sons, and not one of them is left.”

Christian Standard Bible
While they were on the way, a report reached David: “Absalom struck down all the king’s sons; not even one of them survived! ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
While they were on the way, a report reached David: "Absalom struck down all the king's sons; not even one of them survived!"

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, while they were in the way, that the tidings came to David, saying, Absalom hath slain all the king's sons, and there is not one of them left.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And while they were on the road, a report came to David that Abishlum had murdered all the sons of the King, and that he had not left a man of them

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it came to pass, when they were in the way, that a report came to David, saying, Abessalom has slain all the king's sons, and there is not one of them left.

Contemporary English Version
While they were on their way to Jerusalem, someone told David, "Absalom has killed all of your sons! Not even one is left."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And while they were yet in the way, a rumour came to David, saying: Absalom hath slain all the king's sons, and there is not one of them left.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, while they were in the way, that the tidings came to David saying, Absalom hath slain all the king's sons, and there is not one of them left.

Good News Translation
While they were on their way home, David was told: "Absalom has killed all your sons--not one of them is left!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
While they were on their way, David heard this rumor: "Absalom has killed all the king's sons, and not a single one is left."

International Standard Version
While they were still on the road, this rumor came to David: "Absalom has struck down all of the king's sons and none of them has survived."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass, while they were in the way, that the tidings came to David, saying: 'Absalom hath slain all the king's sons, and there is not one of them left.'

Literal Standard Version
And it comes to pass—they [are] in the way—and the report has come to David, saying, “Absalom has struck all the sons of the king, and there is not left [even] one of them”;

NET Bible
While they were still on their way, the following report reached David: "Absalom has killed all the king's sons; not one of them is left!"

New Heart English Bible
It happened, while they were in the way, that the news came to David, saying, "Absalom has slain all the king's sons, and there is not one of them left."

World English Bible
It happened, while they were in the way, that the news came to David, saying, "Absalom has slain all the king's sons, and there is not one of them left!"

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass -- they are in the way -- and the report hath come unto David, saying, 'Absalom hath smitten all the sons of the king, and there is not left of them one;'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Absalom's Revenge on Amnon
29So Absalom’s young men did to Amnon just as Absalom had ordered. Then all the other sons of the king got up, and each one fled on his mule. 30While they were on the way, a report reached David: “Absalom has struck down all the sons of the king; not one of them is left!” 31Then the king stood up, tore his clothes, and lay down on the ground; and all his servants stood by with their clothes torn.…

Cross References
2 Samuel 13:29
So Absalom's young men did to Amnon just as Absalom had ordered. Then all the other sons of the king got up, and each one fled on his mule.

2 Samuel 13:31
Then the king stood up, tore his clothes, and lay down on the ground; and all his servants stood by with their clothes torn.


Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass, while they were in the way, that tidings came to David, saying, Absalom has slain all the king's sons, and there is not one of them left.









(30) There is not one of them left.--The story of this exaggerated report, so true to the life, indicates contemporaneous authorship.

Verse 30. - Tidings came. Some of the servants seem to have fled immediately that the attack was made, and in their terror reported, not what had really happened, but what they assumed was Absalom's purpose. It shows, however, how thoroughly Absalom had dissembled when thus they entirely forgot that he had a grudge against Amnon. And David, in utter misery, tears his robes, and throws himself prostrate on the ground, while his courtiers, with rent garments, stand speechless round him. But the guilty Jonadab guesses more correctly the truth. He had probably watched Absalom closely, and distrusted his silence. Nothing, perhaps, had happened to justify his suspicions, but as soon as the tidings came he divined the real meaning. And, wicked as he was, he could never have supposed that Amnon would turn upon the woman he had wronged, and insult and disgrace her. He probably imagined that Amnon really loved her, and that the matter would be patched up. But when the wretched youth acted so shamelessly, Jonadab probably felt sure that Absalom would sooner or later take his revenge.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
While they
הֵ֣מָּה (hêm·māh)
Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They

were
וַֽיְהִי֙ (way·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

on the way,
בַדֶּ֔רֶךְ (ḇad·de·reḵ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

a report
וְהַשְּׁמֻעָ֣ה (wə·haš·šə·mu·‘āh)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8052: Something heard, an announcement

reached
בָ֔אָה (ḇā·’āh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

David:
דָּוִ֖ד (dā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

“Absalom
אַבְשָׁלוֹם֙ (’aḇ·šā·lō·wm)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 53: Absalom -- 'my father is peace', two Israelites

has struck down
הִכָּ֤ה (hik·kāh)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5221: To strike

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the king’s
הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

sons;
בְּנֵ֣י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

not
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

one
אֶחָֽד׃ (’e·ḥāḏ)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's 259: United, one, first

of them
מֵהֶ֖ם (mê·hem)
Preposition-m | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They

is left!”
נוֹתַ֥ר (nō·w·ṯar)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3498: To jut over, exceed, to excel, to remain, be left, to leave, cause to abound, preserve


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