New International Version
The king said to Joab, "Very well, I will do it. Go, bring back the young man Absalom."
King James Bible
And the king said unto Joab, Behold now, I have done this thing: go therefore, bring the young man Absalom again.
Darby Bible Translation
And the king said to Joab, Behold now, I have done this thing: so go, bring back the young man Absalom.
World English Bible
The king said to Joab, "Behold now, I have done this thing. Go therefore, bring the young man Absalom back."
Young's Literal Translation
And the king saith unto Joab, 'Lo, I pray thee, thou hast done this thing; and go, bring back the young man Absalom.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And the king said unto Joab - It appears that Joab was present at the time when the woman was in conference with the king, and no doubt others of David's courtiers or officers were there also.
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'God doth devise means, that His banished be not expelled from Him.' 2 SAMUEL xiv. 14. David's good-for-nothing son Absalom had brought about the murder of one of his brothers, and had fled the country. His father weakly loved the brilliant blackguard, and would fain have had him back, but was restrained by a sense of kingly duty. Joab, the astute Commander-in- chief, a devoted friend of David, saw how the land lay, and formed a plan to give the king an excuse for doing what he wished to do. So …
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2 Samuel 14:11
She said, "Then let the king invoke the LORD his God to prevent the avenger of blood from adding to the destruction, so that my son will not be destroyed." "As surely as the LORD lives," he said, "not one hair of your son's head will fall to the ground."
2 Samuel 14:22
Joab fell with his face to the ground to pay him honor, and he blessed the king. Joab said, "Today your servant knows that he has found favor in your eyes, my lord the king, because the king has granted his servant's request."
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