2 Samuel 19:3
Good News Translation
They went back into the city quietly, like soldiers who are ashamed because they are running away from battle.

Contemporary English Version
The troops were sneaking into Mahanaim, just as if they had run away from a battle and were ashamed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the people shunned the going into the city that day as a people would do that hath turned their backs, and fled away from the battle.

New American Bible
The soldiers stole into the city that day like men shamed by flight in battle.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the people shunned the going into the city that day as a people would do that hath turned their backs, and fled away from the battle.

into the city

2 Samuel 19:32 Now Berzellai the Galaadite was of a great age, that is to say, fourscore years old, and he provided the king with sustenance when he abode in the camp: for he was a man exceeding rich.

2 Samuel 17:24 But David came to the camp, and Absalom passed over the Jordan, he and all the men of Israel with him.

steal

Genesis 31:27 Why wouldst thou run away privately, and not acquaint me, that I might have brought thee on the way with joy, and with songs, and with timbrels, and with harps?

Context
Joab Reproves David
2And the victory that day was turned into mourning unto all the people: for the people heard say that day: The king grieveth for his son. 3And the people shunned the going into the city that day as a people would do that hath turned their backs, and fled away from the battle.4And the king covered his head, and cried with a loud voice: O my son Absalom, O Absalom my son, O my son.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 19:2
And the victory that day was turned into mourning unto all the people: for the people heard say that day: The king grieveth for his son.

2 Samuel 19:4
And the king covered his head, and cried with a loud voice: O my son Absalom, O Absalom my son, O my son.

Additional Translations
So they returned to the city quietly that day, as people steal away in humiliation after fleeing a battle.And the people got them by stealth that day into the city, as people being ashamed steal away when they flee in battle.

And the people gat them by stealth that day into the city, as people that are ashamed steal away when they flee in battle.

And the people stole away that day to go into the city, as people steal away when they are ashamed as they flee in the battle.

And the people stole away that day into the city, as people steal away when ashamed of fleeing in battle.

And the people gat them by stealth that day into the city, as people that are ashamed steal away when they flee in battle.

And the people withdrew by stealth that day into the city, as people being ashamed steal away when they flee in battle.

The people snuck into the city that day, as people who are ashamed steal away when they flee in battle.

And the people stealeth away, on that day, to go in to the city, as the people steal away, who are ashamed, in their fleeing in battle;
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