English Standard Version
So the king went out, and all his household after him. And the king left ten concubines to keep the house.
King James Bible
And the king went forth, and all his household after him. And the king left ten women, which were concubines, to keep the house.
American Standard Version
And the king went forth, and all his household after him. And the king left ten women, that were concubines, to keep the house.
And the king went forth, and all his household on foot: and the king left ten women his concubines to keep the house:
English Revised Version
And the king went forth, and all his household after him, And the king left ten women, which were concubines, to keep the house.
Webster's Bible Translation
And the king went forth, and all his household after him. And the king left ten women who were concubines to keep the house.
2 Samuel 15:16 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
When Absalom went to Hebron, he sent spies into all the tribes of Israel to say, "When ye hear the sound of the trumpet, say, Absalom has become king in Hebron." We must suppose the sending the spies to have been contemporaneous with the removal of Absalom to Hebron, so that ויּשׁלח is used quite regularly, and there is no reason for translating it as a pluperfect. The messengers sent out are called "spies," because they were first of all to ascertain the feelings of the people in the different tribes, and were only to execute their commission in places where they could reckon upon support. The conspiracy had hitherto been kept very secret, as we may see from the statement in 2 Samuel 15:11 : "With Absalom there had gone two hundred men out of Jerusalem, invited (to the sacrificial festival), and going in their simplicity, who knew nothing at all of the affair." (כּל־דּבר לא: nothing at all.)
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after him [heb] at his feet
2 Samuel 15:15
And the king's servants said to the king, "Behold, your servants are ready to do whatever my lord the king decides."
2 Samuel 15:17
And the king went out, and all the people after him. And they halted at the last house.
2 Samuel 16:21
Ahithophel said to Absalom, "Go in to your father's concubines, whom he has left to keep the house, and all Israel will hear that you have made yourself a stench to your father, and the hands of all who are with you will be strengthened."
2 Samuel 16:22
So they pitched a tent for Absalom on the roof. And Absalom went in to his father's concubines in the sight of all Israel.
2 Samuel 20:3
And David came to his house at Jerusalem. And the king took the ten concubines whom he had left to care for the house and put them in a house under guard and provided for them, but did not go in to them. So they were shut up until the day of their death, living as if in widowhood.
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