2 Samuel 18:33
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English Standard Version
And the king was deeply moved and went up to the chamber over the gate and wept. And as he went, he said, “O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! Would I had died instead of you, O Absalom, my son, my son!”

King James Bible
And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept: and as he went, thus he said, O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! would God I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!

American Standard Version
And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept: and as he went, thus he said, O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! would I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!

Douay-Rheims Bible
The king therefore being much moved, went up to the high chamber over the gate, and wept. And as he went he spoke in this manner: My son Absalom, Absalom my son: would to God that I might die for thee, Absalom my son, my son Absalom.

English Revised Version
And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept: and as he went, thus he said, O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! would God I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!

Webster's Bible Translation
And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept: and as he went, thus he said, O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! O that I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!

2 Samuel 18:33 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When the watchman saw by the running of the first that it was Ahimaaz, recognising him probably by the swiftness of his running, and announced it to the king, he replied, "He is a good man, and cometh with good tidings," because Joab would not have selected him to bring any other than good news.

2 Samuel 18:33 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

O my son

2 Samuel 19:4 But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!

would God

2 Samuel 12:10-23 Now therefore the sword shall never depart from your house; because you have despised me...

Psalm 103:13 Like as a father pities his children, so the LORD pities them that fear him.

Proverbs 10:1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.

Proverbs 17:25 A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bore him.

James 5:17 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain...

Cross References
Romans 9:3
For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh.

Exodus 32:32
But now, if you will forgive their sin--but if not, please blot me out of your book that you have written."

2 Samuel 19:4
The king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, "O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!"

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