2 Samuel 15:16
New International Version
The king set out, with his entire household following him; but he left ten concubines to take care of the palace.

New Living Translation
So the king and all his household set out at once. He left no one behind except ten of his concubines to look after the palace.

English Standard Version
So the king went out, and all his household after him. And the king left ten concubines to keep the house.

Berean Study Bible
Then the king set out, and his entire household followed him. But he left behind ten concubines to take care of the palace.

King James Bible
And the king went forth, and all his household after him. And the king left ten women, which were concubines, to keep the house.

New King James Version
Then the king went out with all his household after him. But the king left ten women, concubines, to keep the house.

New American Standard Bible
So the king left, and all his household with him; but the king left ten concubines behind to take care of the house.

NASB 1995
So the king went out and all his household with him. But the king left ten concubines to keep the house.

NASB 1977
So the king went out and all his household with him. But the king left ten concubines to keep the house.

Amplified Bible
So the king left, and all his household with him. But the king left behind ten women who were concubines to take care of the house (palace).

Christian Standard Bible
Then the king set out, and his entire household followed him. But he left behind ten concubines to take care of the palace.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the king set out, and his entire household followed him. But he left behind 10 concubines to take care of the palace.

American Standard Version
And the king went forth, and all his household after him. And the king left ten women, that were concubines, to keep the house.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the King went out and all the children of his house at his feet, and the King left ten women of the Concubines to keep his house

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the king and all his house went out on foot: and the king left ten women of his concubines to keep the house.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the king went forth, and all his household on foot: and the king left ten women his concubines to keep the house:

English Revised Version
And the king went forth, and all his household after him, And the king left ten women, which were concubines, to keep the house.

Good News Translation
So the king left, accompanied by all his family and officials, except for ten concubines, whom he left behind to take care of the palace.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The king left on foot, and his whole household followed him except ten concubines whom the king left behind to take care of the palace.

International Standard Version
So the king left, taking his entire household with him except for ten mistresses, who were to keep the palace in order.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the king went forth, and all his household after him. And the king left ten women, that were concubines, to keep the house.

Literal Standard Version
And the king goes out, and all his household at his feet, and the king leaves ten women—concubines—to keep the house.

NET Bible
So the king and all the members of his royal court set out on foot, though the king left behind ten concubines to attend to the palace.

New Heart English Bible
And the king went out with all his household following him. But the king left ten women, who were secondary wives, to take care of the palace.

World English Bible
The king went forth, and all his household after him. The king left ten women, who were concubines, to keep the house.

Young's Literal Translation
And the king goeth out, and all his household at his feet, and the king leaveth ten women -- concubines -- to keep the house.

Additional Translations ...
Context
David Flees Jerusalem
15The king’s servants replied, “Whatever our lord the king decides, we are your servants.” 16Then the king set out, and his entire household followed him. But he left behind ten concubines to take care of the palace. 17So the king set out with all the people following him. He stopped at the last house,…

Cross References
2 Samuel 15:15
The king's servants replied, "Whatever our lord the king decides, we are your servants."

2 Samuel 15:17
So the king set out with all the people following him. He stopped at the last house,

2 Samuel 16:21
Ahithophel replied, "Sleep with your father's concubines, whom he has left to keep the palace. When all Israel hears that you have become a stench to your father, then the hands of all who are with you will be strengthened."

2 Samuel 16:22
So they pitched a tent for Absalom on the roof, and he slept with his father's concubines in the sight of all Israel.

2 Samuel 20:3
When David returned to his palace in Jerusalem, he took the ten concubines he had left to care for the palace, and he placed them in a house under guard. He provided for them, but he no longer slept with them. They were confined until the day of their death, living as widows.


Treasury of Scripture

And the king went forth, and all his household after him. And the king left ten women, which were concubines, to keep the house.

the king

Psalm 3:1
A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son. LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.

after him [heb] at his feet

Judges 4:10
And Barak called Zebulun and Naphtali to Kedesh; and he went up with ten thousand men at his feet: and Deborah went up with him.

1 Samuel 25:27,42
And now this blessing which thine handmaid hath brought unto my lord, let it even be given unto the young men that follow my lord…

ten women

2 Samuel 12:11
Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun.

2 Samuel 16:21,22
And Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Go in unto thy father's concubines, which he hath left to keep the house; and all Israel shall hear that thou art abhorred of thy father: then shall the hands of all that are with thee be strong…

2 Samuel 20:3
And David came to his house at Jerusalem; and the king took the ten women his concubines, whom he had left to keep the house, and put them in ward, and fed them, but went not in unto them. So they were shut up unto the day of their death, living in widowhood.











Parallel Commentaries ...


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

set out,
וַיֵּצֵ֥א (way·yê·ṣê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

and his entire
וְכָל־ (wə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

household
בֵּית֖וֹ (bê·ṯōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1004: A house

followed him.
בְּרַגְלָ֑יו (bə·raḡ·lāw)
Preposition-b | Noun - fdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7272: A foot, a step, the pudenda

But he
הַמֶּ֗לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

left behind
וַיַּעֲזֹ֣ב (way·ya·‘ă·zōḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5800: To loosen, relinquish, permit

ten
עֶ֧שֶׂר (‘e·śer)
Number - feminine singular construct
Strong's 6235: Ten

concubines
פִּֽלַגְשִׁ֖ים (pi·laḡ·šîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 6370: A concubine, a paramour

to take care of
לִשְׁמֹ֥ר (liš·mōr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

the palace.
הַבָּֽיִת׃ (hab·bā·yiṯ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1004: A house


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