New Living Translation
But Absalom kept on pressing the king until he finally agreed to let all his sons attend, including Amnon. So Absalom prepared a feast fit for a king.
King James Bible
But Absalom pressed him, that he let Amnon and all the king's sons go with him.
Darby Bible Translation
But Absalom pressed him; and he let Amnon and all the king's sons go with him.
World English Bible
But Absalom pressed him, and he let Amnon and all the king's sons go with him.
Young's Literal Translation
and Absalom urgeth on him, and he sendeth with him Amnon, and all the sons of the king.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
13:27 Pressed him - It is strange that his urgent desire of Amnon's company raised no suspicion in so wise a king; but God suffered him to be blinded that he might execute his judgments upon David, and bring upon Amnon the just punishment of his lewdness.
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 13:26
"Well, then," Absalom said, "if you can't come, how about sending my brother Amnon with us?" "Why Amnon?" the king asked.
2 Samuel 13:28
Absalom told his men, "Wait until Amnon gets drunk; then at my signal, kill him! Don't be afraid. I'm the one who has given the command. Take courage and do it!"
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