2 Samuel 17:16
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English Standard Version
Now therefore send quickly and tell David, ‘Do not stay tonight at the fords of the wilderness, but by all means pass over, lest the king and all the people who are with him be swallowed up.’”

King James Bible
Now therefore send quickly, and tell David, saying, Lodge not this night in the plains of the wilderness, but speedily pass over; lest the king be swallowed up, and all the people that are with him.

American Standard Version
Now therefore send quickly, and tell David, saying, Lodge not this night at the fords of the wilderness, but by all means pass over; lest the king be swallowed up, and all the people that are with him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now therefore send quickly, and tell David, saying: Tarry not this night in the plains of the wilderness, but without delay pass over: lest the king be swallowed up, and all the people that is with him.

English Revised Version
Now therefore send quickly, and tell David, saying, Lodge not this night at the fords of the wilderness, but in any wise pass over; lest the king be swallowed up, and all the people that are with him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now therefore send quickly, and tell David, saying, Lodge not this night in the plains of the wilderness, but speedily pass over; lest the king be swallowed up, and all the people that are with him.

2 Samuel 17:16 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"And even if he (the hearer, 2 Samuel 17:9) be a brave man, who has a lion's heart (lion-like courage), he will be thrown into despair; for all Israel knows that thy father is a hero, and brave men (are those) who are with him."

2 Samuel 17:16 Parallel Commentaries

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Lodge

2 Samuel 15:28 See, I will tarry in the plain of the wilderness, until there come word from you to certify me.

but speedily

2 Samuel 17:21,22 And it came to pass, after they were departed, that they came up out of the well, and went and told king David, and said to David...

2 Samuel 15:14,28 And David said to all his servants that were with him at Jerusalem, Arise, and let us flee; for we shall not else escape from Absalom...

1 Samuel 20:38 And Jonathan cried after the lad, Make speed, haste, stay not. And Jonathan's lad gathered up the arrows, and came to his master.

Psalm 55:8 I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.

Proverbs 6:4,5 Give not sleep to your eyes, nor slumber to your eyelids...

Matthew 24:16-18 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains...

be swallowed

2 Samuel 20:19,20 I am one of them that are peaceable and faithful in Israel: you seek to destroy a city and a mother in Israel...

Psalm 35:25 Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let them not say, We have swallowed him up.

Psalm 56:2 My enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O you most High.

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

1 Corinthians 15:54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality...

2 Corinthians 5:4 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed on...

Cross References
2 Samuel 15:28
See, I will wait at the fords of the wilderness until word comes from you to inform me."

2 Samuel 15:35
Are not Zadok and Abiathar the priests with you there? So whatever you hear from the king's house, tell it to Zadok and Abiathar the priests.

2 Samuel 17:21
After they had gone, the men came up out of the well, and went and told King David. They said to David, "Arise, and go quickly over the water, for thus and so has Ahithophel counseled against you."

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