2 Samuel 14:4
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
When the woman of Tekoa came to the king, she fell on her face to the ground and paid homage and said, “Save me, O king.”

King James Bible
And when the woman of Tekoah spake to the king, she fell on her face to the ground, and did obeisance, and said, Help, O king.

American Standard Version
And when the woman of Tekoa spake to the king, she fell on her face to the ground, and did obeisance, and said, Help, O king.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when the woman of Thecua was come in to the king, she fell before him upon the ground, and worshipped, and said: Save me, O king.

English Revised Version
And when the woman of Tekoa spake to the king, she fell on her face to the ground, and did obeisance, and said, Help, O king.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when the woman of Tekoah spoke to the king, she fell on her face to the ground, and did obeisance, and said, Help, O king.

2 Samuel 14:4 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"Only Absalom had fled and gone to Talmai the son of Ammihud, the king of Geshur." These words form a circumstantial clause, which the writer has inserted as a parenthesis, to define the expression "the king's sons" more particularly. If we take these words as a parenthesis, there will be no difficulty in explaining the following word "mourned," as the subject (David) may very easily be supplied from the preceding words "the king," etc. (2 Samuel 13:36). To the remark that David mourned all his life for his son (Amnon), there is attached, just as simply and quite in accordance with the facts, the more precise information concerning Absalom's flight, that he remained in Geshur three years. The repetition of the words "Absalom had fled and gone to Geshur" may be accounted for from the general diffuseness of the Hebrew style. Talmai the king of Geshur was the father of Maacah, Absalom's mother (2 Samuel 3:3). The lxx thought it necessary expressly to indicate this by inserting εἰς γῆν Χαμαχάαδ (al. γῆν Μαχάδ).

2 Samuel 14:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

fell on her

2 Samuel 1:2 It came even to pass on the third day, that, behold, a man came out of the camp from Saul with his clothes rent, and earth on his head...

1 Samuel 20:41 And as soon as the lad was gone, David arose out of a place toward the south, and fell on his face to the ground...

1 Samuel 25:23 And when Abigail saw David, she hurried, and lighted off the donkey, and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground,

Help [heb] Save

2 Kings 6:26-28 And as the king of Israel was passing by on the wall, there cried a woman to him, saying, Help, my lord, O king...

Job 29:12-14 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him...

Luke 18:3-5 And there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, Avenge me of my adversary...

Cross References
1 Samuel 25:23
When Abigail saw David, she hurried and got down from the donkey and fell before David on her face and bowed to the ground.

2 Samuel 14:5
And the king said to her, "What is your trouble?" She answered, "Alas, I am a widow; my husband is dead.

2 Samuel 18:28
Then Ahimaaz cried out to the king, "All is well." And he bowed before the king with his face to the earth and said, "Blessed be the LORD your God, who has delivered up the men who raised their hand against my lord the king."

2 Kings 6:26
Now as the king of Israel was passing by on the wall, a woman cried out to him, saying, "Help, my lord, O king!"

Jump to Previous
Earth Face Falleth Falling Fell Ground Help Herself Honor Honour Obeisance Pay Prostrated Save Speaketh Tekoa Teko'a Tekoah
Jump to Next
Earth Face Falleth Falling Fell Ground Help Herself Honor Honour Obeisance Pay Prostrated Save Speaketh Tekoa Teko'a Tekoah
Links
2 Samuel 14:4 NIV
2 Samuel 14:4 NLT
2 Samuel 14:4 ESV
2 Samuel 14:4 NASB
2 Samuel 14:4 KJV

2 Samuel 14:4 Bible Apps
2 Samuel 14:4 Biblia Paralela
2 Samuel 14:4 Chinese Bible
2 Samuel 14:4 French Bible
2 Samuel 14:4 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
2 Samuel 14:3
Top of Page
Top of Page