2 Samuel 15:20
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English Standard Version
You came only yesterday, and shall I today make you wander about with us, since I go I know not where? Go back and take your brothers with you, and may the LORD show steadfast love and faithfulness to you.”

King James Bible
Whereas thou camest but yesterday, should I this day make thee go up and down with us? seeing I go whither I may, return thou, and take back thy brethren: mercy and truth be with thee.

American Standard Version
Whereas thou camest but yesterday, should I this day make thee go up and down with us, seeing I go whither I may? return thou, and take back thy brethren; mercy and truth be with thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Yesterday thou camest, and to day shalt thou be forced to go forth with us? but I shall go whither I am going: return thou, and take back thy brethren with thee, and the Lord will shew thee mercy, and truth, because thou hast shewn grace and fidelity.

English Revised Version
Whereas thou camest but yesterday, should I this day make thee go up and down with us, seeing I go whither I may? return thou, and take back thy brethren; mercy and truth be with thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Whereas thou camest but yesterday, should I this day make thee go up and down with us? seeing I go whither I may; return thou, and take back thy brethren: mercy and truth be with thee.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

David's flight from Jerusalem. - 2 Samuel 15:13, 2 Samuel 15:14. When this intelligence reached David, "The heart of the men of Israel is after Absalom" (אהר היה, as in 2 Samuel 2:10, to be attached to a person as king; see at 1 Samuel 12:14), he said to his servants that were with him in Jerusalem, "Arise, let us flee, for there will be no escape for us from Absalom! Make speed to depart, lest he overtake us suddenly, and drive the calamity (the judgment threatened in 2 Samuel 12:10-11) over us, and smite the city with the edge of the sword." David was perhaps afraid that Jerusalem might fall into Absalom's power through treachery, and therefore resolved to fly as speedily as possible, not only in order to prevent a terrible massacre, but also to give his own faithful adherents time to assemble.

2 Samuel 15:20 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

go up and down [heb] wander in going

Psalm 56:8 You tell my wanderings: put you my tears into your bottle: are they not in your book?

Psalm 59:15 Let them wander up and down for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied.

Amos 8:12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD...

Hebrews 11:37,38 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins...

seeing

1 Samuel 23:13 Then David and his men, which were about six hundred, arose and departed out of Keilah, and went wherever they could go...

mercy

2 Samuel 2:6 And now the LORD show kindness and truth to you: and I also will requite you this kindness, because you have done this thing.

Psalm 25:10 All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth to such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.

Psalm 57:3 He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah...

Psalm 61:7 He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him.

Psalm 85:10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

Psalm 89:14 Justice and judgment are the habitation of your throne: mercy and truth shall go before your face.

Proverbs 14:22 Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.

John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

2 Timothy 1:16-18 The Lord give mercy to the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain...

Cross References
1 Samuel 23:13
Then David and his men, who were about six hundred, arose and departed from Keilah, and they went wherever they could go. When Saul was told that David had escaped from Keilah, he gave up the expedition.

2 Samuel 2:6
Now may the LORD show steadfast love and faithfulness to you. And I will do good to you because you have done this thing.

Proverbs 3:3
Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart.

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