2 Samuel 15:33
New International Version
David said to him, "If you go with me, you will be a burden to me.

New Living Translation
But David told him, “If you go with me, you will only be a burden.

English Standard Version
David said to him, “If you go on with me, you will be a burden to me.

Berean Study Bible
David said to him, “If you go on with me, you will be a burden to me.

King James Bible
Unto whom David said, If thou passest on with me, then thou shalt be a burden unto me:

New King James Version
David said to him, “If you go on with me, then you will become a burden to me.

New American Standard Bible
And David said to him, “If you go over with me, then you will become a burden to me.

NASB 1995
David said to him, "If you pass over with me, then you will be a burden to me.

NASB 1977
And David said to him, “If you pass over with me, then you will be a burden to me.

Amplified Bible
David said to him, “If you go on with me, you will be a burden to me.

Christian Standard Bible
David said to him, “If you go away with me, you’ll be a burden to me,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
David said to him, "If you go away with me, you'll be a burden to me,

American Standard Version
And David said unto him, If thou passest on with me, then thou wilt be a burden unto me:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
David said to him: “If you cross over with me, you are a burden

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And David said to him, If thou shouldest go over with me, then wilt thou be a burden to me;

Contemporary English Version
David told him: If you come with me, you might slow us down.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David said to him: If thou come with me, thou wilt be a burden to me:

English Revised Version
And David said unto him, If thou passest on with me, then thou shalt be a burden unto me:

Good News Translation
David said to him, "You will be of no help to me if you come with me,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
David told him, "If you go with me, you will only be a burden to me.

International Standard Version
David greeted him, "If you come along with me, you'll be a burden to me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And David said unto him: 'If thou passest on with me, then thou wilt be a burden unto Me;

Literal Standard Version
and David says to him, “If you have passed on with me then you have been for a burden on me,

NET Bible
David said to him, "If you leave with me you will be a burden to me.

New Heart English Bible
David said to him, "If you pass on with me, then you will be a burden to me;

World English Bible
David said to him, "If you pass on with me, then you will be a burden to me;

Young's Literal Translation
and David saith to him, 'If thou hast passed on with me then thou hast been on me for a burden,

Additional Translations ...
Context
David Weeps at the Mount of Olives
32When David came to the summit, where he used to worship God, Hushai the Archite was there to meet him with his robe torn and dust on his head. 33David said to him, “If you go on with me, you will be a burden to me. 34But you can thwart the counsel of Ahithophel for me if you return to the city and say to Absalom: ‘I will be your servant, my king; in the past I was your father’s servant, but now I will be your servant.’…

Cross References
2 Samuel 19:35
I am now eighty years old. Can I discern what is good and what is not? Can your servant taste what he eats or drinks? Can I still hear the voice of singing men and women? Why should your servant be an added burden to my lord the king?

2 Samuel 15:34
But you can thwart the counsel of Ahithophel for me if you return to the city and say to Absalom: 'I will be your servant, my king; in the past I was your father's servant, but now I will be your servant.'


Treasury of Scripture

To whom David said, If you pass on with me, then you shall be a burden to me:

then thou

2 Samuel 19:35
I am this day fourscore years old: and can I discern between good and evil? can thy servant taste what I eat or what I drink? can I hear any more the voice of singing men and singing women? wherefore then should thy servant be yet a burden unto my lord the king?









Verse 33. - A burden unto me. Host likely because Hushai was old and infirm. Others, with less probability, think that it was because of his rank, which would demand special attendance.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

said to him,
וַיֹּ֥אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“If
אִ֚ם (’im)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

you go on
עָבַ֣רְתָּ (‘ā·ḇar·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

with me,
אִתִּ֔י (’it·tî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among

you will be
וְהָיִ֥תָ (wə·hā·yi·ṯā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a burden
לְמַשָּֽׂא׃ (lə·maś·śā)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4853: A burden, tribute, porterage, an utterance, chiefly a, doom, singing, mental, desire

to me,
עָלַ֖י (‘ā·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against


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