2 Samuel 15:16
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New American Standard Bible
So the king went out and all his household with him. But 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.

Darby Bible Translation
And the king went forth, and all his household after him, and the king left ten women, concubines, to keep the house.

World English Bible
The king went forth, and all his household after him. The king left ten women, who were concubines, to keep the house.

Young's Literal Translation
And the king goeth out, and all his household at his feet, and the king leaveth ten women -- concubines -- to keep the house.

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Pardoned Sin Punished
'And It came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared him chariots and horses, and fifty men to run before him. 2. And Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate: and it was so, that when any man that had a controversy came to the king for judgment, then Absalom called unto him, and said, Of what city art thou? And he said, Thy servant is of one of the tribes of Israel. 3. And Absalom said unto him. See, thy matters are good and right; but there is no man deputed of the king to
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Will of God
"Here am I, let Him do to me as seemeth good unto Him."--2 Sam. xv. 26. G. Ter Steegen. tr., Emma Frances Bevan, 1899 Thou sweet beloved Will of God, My anchor ground, my fortress hill, The Spirit's silent fair abode, In Thee I hide me and am still. O Will, that willest good alone, Lead Thou the way, Thou guidest best; A silent child, I follow on, And trusting, lean upon Thy Breast. God's Will doth make the bitter sweet, And all is well when it is done; Unless His Will doth hallow it, The glory
Frances Bevan—Hymns of Ter Steegen and Others (Second Series)

Cross References
2 Samuel 15:15
Then the king's servants said to the king, "Behold, your servants are ready to do whatever my lord the king chooses."

2 Samuel 15:17
The king went out and all the people with him, and they stopped 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; then all Israel will hear that you have made yourself odious to your father. The hands of all who are with you will also 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
Then David came to his house at Jerusalem, and the king took the ten women, the concubines whom he had left to keep the house, and placed them under guard and provided them with sustenance, but did not go in to them. So they were shut up until the day of their death, living as widows.

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