New Living Translation
Now Absalom, whom we anointed to rule over us, is dead. Why not ask David to come back and be our king again?"
King James Bible
And Absalom, whom we anointed over us, is dead in battle. Now therefore why speak ye not a word of bringing the king back?
Darby Bible Translation
And Absalom, whom we anointed over us, is dead in battle; and now why are ye silent as to bringing the king back?
World English Bible
Absalom, whom we anointed over us, is dead in battle. Now therefore why don't you speak a word of bringing the king back?"
Young's Literal Translation
and Absalom whom we anointed over us is dead in battle, and now, why are ye silent -- to bring back the king?'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
19:10 Now therefore - The people of Israel speak thus to the elders of Israel, as appears by comparing this verse with the next. Seeing their designs for Absalom disappointed, they now repented of that undertaking, and were willing to testify so much by their forwardness to bring back David, and re - establish him.
2 Samuel 19:9
And throughout all the tribes of Israel there was much discussion and argument going on. The people were saying, "The king rescued us from our enemies and saved us from the Philistines, but Absalom chased him out of the country.
2 Samuel 19:11
Then King David sent Zadok and Abiathar, the priests, to say to the elders of Judah, "Why are you the last ones to welcome back the king into his palace? For I have heard that all Israel is ready.
2 Samuel 19:40
The king then crossed over to Gilgal, taking Kimham with him. All the troops of Judah and half the troops of Israel escorted the king on his way.
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