King James Version
So Absalom dwelt two full years in Jerusalem, and saw not the king's face.
Darby Bible Translation
So Absalom dwelt two full years in Jerusalem, and did not see the king's face.
World English Bible
Absalom lived two full years in Jerusalem; and he didn't see the king's face.
Young's Literal Translation
And Absalom dwelleth in Jerusalem two years of days, and the face of the king he hath not seen;
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CommentaryGeneva Study Bible
So Absalom dwelt two full years in Jerusalem, and saw not the king's face.2 Samuel 14:28 Parallel Commentaries
LibraryThe Blessed Privilege of Seeing God Explained
They shall see God. Matthew 5:8 These words are linked to the former and they are a great incentive to heart-purity. The pure heart shall see the pure God. There is a double sight which the saints have of God. 1 In this life; that is, spiritually by the eye of faith. Faith sees God's glorious attributes in the glass of his Word. Faith beholds him showing forth himself through the lattice of his ordinances. Thus Moses saw him who was invisible (Hebrews 11:27). Believers see God's glory as it were …
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The Hebrew Sages and their Proverbs
2 Samuel 14:24
And the king said, Let him turn to his own house, and let him not see my face. So Absalom returned to his own house, and saw not the king's face.
2 Samuel 14:29
Therefore Absalom sent for Joab, to have sent him to the king; but he would not come to him: and when he sent again the second time, he would not come.
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