New American Standard Bible
"Your servant would merely cross over the Jordan with the king. Why should the king compensate me with this reward?
King James Bible
Thy servant will go a little way over Jordan with the king: and why should the king recompense it me with such a reward?
Darby Bible Translation
Thy servant will go a little way over the Jordan with the king; and why should the king recompense it to me with this reward?
World English Bible
Your servant would but just go over the Jordan with the king. Why should the king repay me with such a reward?
Young's Literal Translation
As a little thing, thy servant doth pass over the Jordan with the king, and why doth the king recompense me this recompense?
2 Samuel 19:36 Parallel
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate, …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
2 Samuel 19:35
"I am now eighty years old. Can I distinguish between good and bad? Or can your servant taste what I eat or what I drink? Or can I hear anymore the voice of singing men and women? Why then should your servant be an added burden to my lord the king?
2 Samuel 19:37
"Please let your servant return, that I may die in my own city near the grave of my father and my mother. However, here is your servant Chimham, let him cross over with my lord the king, and do for him what is good in your sight."
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