2 Samuel 19:1
New International Version
Joab was told, “The king is weeping and mourning for Absalom.”

New Living Translation
Word soon reached Joab that the king was weeping and mourning for Absalom.

English Standard Version
It was told Joab, “Behold, the king is weeping and mourning for Absalom.”

Berean Study Bible
Then it was reported to Joab, “The king is weeping and mourning over Absalom.”

King James Bible
And it was told Joab, Behold, the king weepeth and mourneth for Absalom.

New King James Version
And Joab was told, “Behold, the king is weeping and mourning for Absalom.”

New American Standard Bible
Then it was reported to Joab, “Behold, the king is weeping and he mourns for Absalom.”

NASB 1995
Then it was told Joab, “Behold, the king is weeping and mourns for Absalom.”

NASB 1977
Then it was told Joab, “Behold, the king is weeping and mourns for Absalom.”

Amplified Bible
It was told to Joab, “Behold, the king is weeping and mourning for Absalom.”

Christian Standard Bible
It was reported to Joab, “The king is weeping. He’s mourning over Absalom.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It was reported to Joab, “The king is weeping. He’s mourning over Absalom.”

American Standard Version
And it was told Joab, Behold, the king weepeth and mourneth for Absalom.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they said to Yuab “Behold, the King weeps and is grieved for Abishlum!"

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they brought Joab word, saying, Behold, the king weeps and mourns for Abessalom.

Contemporary English Version
Someone told Joab, "The king is crying because Absalom is dead."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it was told Joab, that the king wept and mourned for his son:

English Revised Version
And it was told Joab, Behold, the king weepeth and mourneth for Absalom.

Good News Translation
Joab was told that King David was weeping and mourning for Absalom.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Joab was told, "The king is crying and mourning for Absalom."

International Standard Version
Someone informed Joab, "The king is weeping bitterly, mourning for Absalom."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it was told Joab: 'Behold, the king weepeth and mourneth for Absalom.'

Literal Standard Version
And it is declared to Joab, “Behold, the king is weeping and mourning for Absalom”;

NET Bible
Joab was told, "The king is weeping and mourning over Absalom."

New Heart English Bible
It was told Joab, "Look, the king weeps and mourns for Absalom."

World English Bible
It was told Joab, "Behold, the king weeps and mourns for Absalom."

Young's Literal Translation
And it is declared to Joab, 'Lo, the king is weeping and mourning for Absalom;'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Joab Reproves David
1Then it was reported to Joab, “The king is weeping and mourning over Absalom.” 2And that day’s victory was turned into mourning for all the people, because on that day they were told, “The king is grieving over his son.”…

Cross References
2 Samuel 18:5
Now the king had commanded Joab, Abishai, and Ittai, "Treat the young man Absalom gently for my sake." And all the people heard the king's orders to each of the commanders regarding Absalom.

2 Samuel 18:14
But Joab declared, "I am not going to wait like this with you!" And he took three spears in his hand and thrust them through the heart of Absalom while he was still alive in the oak tree.

2 Samuel 19:2
And that day's victory was turned into mourning for all the people, because on that day they were told, "The king is grieving over his son."

Zechariah 12:10
Then I will pour out on the house of David and on the people of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and prayer, and they will look on Me, the One they have pierced. They will mourn for Him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for Him as one grieves for a firstborn son.


Treasury of Scripture

And it was told Joab, Behold, the king weeps and mourns for Absalom.

2 Samuel 18:5,12,14,20,33
And the king commanded Joab and Abishai and Ittai, saying, Deal gently for my sake with the young man, even with Absalom. And all the people heard when the king gave all the captains charge concerning Absalom…

Proverbs 17:25
A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then it was reported
וַיֻּגַּ֖ד (way·yug·gaḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hofal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5046: To be conspicuous

to Joab,
לְיוֹאָ֑ב (lə·yō·w·’āḇ)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3097: Joab -- 'the LORD is father', three Israelites

“The king
הַמֶּ֧לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

is weeping
בֹּכֶ֛ה (bō·ḵeh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 1058: To weep, to bemoan

and mourning
וַיִּתְאַבֵּ֖ל (way·yiṯ·’ab·bêl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 56: To bewail

over
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

Absalom.”
אַבְשָׁלֹֽם׃ (’aḇ·šā·lōm)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 53: Absalom -- 'my father is peace', two Israelites


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