New International Version
And for the whole army the victory that day was turned into mourning, because on that day the troops heard it said, "The king is grieving for his son."
King James Bible
And the victory that day was turned into mourning unto all the people: for the people heard say that day how the king was grieved for his son.
Darby Bible Translation
And the victory that day was [turned] into mourning for all the people; for the people heard say that day, The king is grieved for his son.
World English Bible
The victory that day was turned into mourning to all the people; for the people heard it said that day, "The king grieves for his son."
Young's Literal Translation
and the salvation on that day becometh mourning to all the people, for the people hath heard on that day, saying, 'The king hath been grieved for his son.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The victory - was turned into mourning - Instead of rejoicing that a most unnatural and ruinous rebellion had been quashed, the people mourned over their own success, because they saw their king so immoderately afflicted for the loss of his worthless son.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
victory [heb] salvation, or, deliverance
LibraryNational Sorrows and National Lessons
On the illness or the Prince of Wales. Chapel Royal, St James's, December 17th, 1871. 2 Sam. xix. 14. "He bowed the heart of all the men of Judah, even as the heart of one man." No circumstances can be more different, thank God, than those under which the heart of the men of Judah was bowed when their king commander appealed to them, and those which have, in the last few days, bowed the heart of this nation as the heart of one man. But the feeling called out in each case was the same--Loyalty, …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
2 Samuel 19:1
Joab was told, "The king is weeping and mourning for Absalom."
2 Samuel 19:3
The men stole into the city that day as men steal in who are ashamed when they flee from battle.
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