2 Samuel 17:4
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New International Version
This plan seemed good to Absalom and to all the elders of Israel.

King James Bible
And the saying pleased Absalom well, and all the elders of Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
And the saying was right in the eyes of Absalom, and in the eyes of all the elders of Israel.

World English Bible
The saying pleased Absalom well, and all the elders of Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
And the thing is right in the eyes of Absalom, and in the eyes of all the elders of Israel.

2 Samuel 17:4 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The man whom thou seekest is as if all returned - Only secure David, and all Israel will be on thy side. He is the soul of the whole; destroy him, and all the rest will submit.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the saying

1 Samuel 18:20,21 And Michal Saul's daughter loved David: and they told Saul, and the thing pleased him...

1 Samuel 23:21 And Saul said, Blessed be you of the LORD; for you have compassion on me.

Esther 5:14 Then said Zeresh his wife and all his friends to him, Let a gallows be made of fifty cubits high...

Romans 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same...

pleased Absalom well [heb] was right in the eyes of Absalom.

2 Chronicles 30:4 And the thing pleased the king and all the congregation.

Esther 1:21 And the saying pleased the king and the princes; and the king did according to the word of Memucan:

Library
"The King Kissed Barzillai. " 2 Sam. xix. 39
And no wonder, for David could appreciate a real man when he saw him, and so does David's Lord. I.--LOYALTY IS PRECIOUS TO THE KING OF KINGS. In the days when the son of Jesse had but few friends, it was a precious thing to be treated in the style Barzillai and his neighbours entertained him (see 2 Sam. xvii. 27-29). They were rich farmers, and had land which brought forth with abundance, so were able to act with princely hospitality to the fugitive monarch. But plenty may live with avarice, and
Thomas Champness—Broken Bread

Continued.
In addition to the psalms already considered, which are devoted to the devout contemplation of nature, and stand in close connection with David's early days, there still remains one universally admitted to be his. The twenty-ninth psalm, like both the preceding, has to do with the glory of God as revealed in the heavens, and with earth only as the recipient of skyey influences; but while these breathed the profoundest tranquillity, as they watched the silent splendour of the sun, and the peace of
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David

Cross References
2 Samuel 17:3
and bring all the people back to you. The death of the man you seek will mean the return of all; all the people will be unharmed."

2 Samuel 17:5
But Absalom said, "Summon also Hushai the Arkite, so we can hear what he has to say as well."

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