2 Samuel 13:7
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English Standard Version
Then David sent home to Tamar, saying, “Go to your brother Amnon’s house and prepare food for him.”

King James Bible
Then David sent home to Tamar, saying, Go now to thy brother Amnon's house, and dress him meat.

American Standard Version
Then David sent home to Tamar, saying, Go now to thy brother Amnon's house, and dress him food.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then David sent home to Thamar, saying: Come to the house of thy brother Amnon, and make him a mess.

English Revised Version
Then David sent home to Tamar, saying, Go now to thy brother Amnon's house, and dress him food.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then David sent home to Tamar, saying, Go now to thy brother Amnon's house, and dress meat for him.

2 Samuel 13:7 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Amnon's Incest. - 2 Samuel 13:1-14. The following occurrences are assigned in a general manner to the times succeeding the Ammonitish war, by the words "And it came to pass after this;" and as David did not marry Maacah the mother of Absalom and Tamar till after he had been made king at Hebron (see 2 Samuel 3:3), they cannot well have taken place before the twentieth year of his reign. Amnon, the eldest son of David by Ahinoam the Jezreelite (2 Samuel 3:2), loved Tamar, the beautiful sister of his step-brother Absalom, so passionately that he became ill in consequence, because he could not get near to her as she was a virgin. 2 Samuel 13:1 and 2 Samuel 13:2 form one period. ויּצר is a continuation of אהרי־כן ויהי; and the words from וּאבשׁלום to בּן־דּוד are a circumstantial clause. ויּצר: literally "it became narrow (anxious) to Amnon, even to making himself ill," i.e., he quite pined away, not "he pretended to be ill" (Luther), for it was not till afterwards that he did this according to Jonadab's advice (2 Samuel 13:5). התהלּות: to make one's self ill, here to become ill, in 2 Samuel 13:5 to pretend to be ill. The clause היא בתוּלה כּי is to be joined to the one which follows: "because she was a virgin, and it seemed impossible to him to do anything to her." The maidenly modesty of Tamar evidently raised an insuperable barrier to the gratification of his lusts.

2 Samuel 13:7 Parallel Commentaries

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2 Samuel 13:6 So Amnon lay down and pretended to be ill; when the king came to see him, Amnon said to the king, "Please let my sister Tamar come and make me a couple of cakes in my sight, that I may eat from her hand."

2 Samuel 13:8 So Tamar went to her brother Amnon's house, and he was lying down. And she took dough, kneaded it, made cakes in his sight, and baked the cakes.

Cross References
2 Samuel 13:6
So Amnon lay down and pretended to be ill. And when the king came to see him, Amnon said to the king, "Please let my sister Tamar come and make a couple of cakes in my sight, that I may eat from her hand."

2 Samuel 13:8
So Tamar went to her brother Amnon's house, where he was lying down. And she took dough and kneaded it and made cakes in his sight and baked the cakes.

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