New Living Translation
They crept back into the town that day as though they were ashamed and had deserted in battle.
King James Bible
And the people gat them by stealth that day into the city, as people being ashamed steal away when they flee in battle.
Darby Bible Translation
And the people stole away that day into the city, as people steal away when ashamed of fleeing in battle.
World English Bible
The people snuck into the city that day, as people who are ashamed steal away when they flee in battle.
Young's Literal Translation
And the people stealeth away, on that day, to go in to the city, as the people steal away, who are ashamed, in their fleeing in battle;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
19:3 By stealth - Not openly and triumphantly, as conquerors use to do; but secretly, as if they were afraid and ashamed, lest David should see them, and look upon them with an evil eye, as those that had an hand in killing of his beloved son.
2 Samuel 19:2
As all the people heard of the king's deep grief for his son, the joy of that day's victory was turned into deep sadness.
2 Samuel 19:4
The king covered his face with his hands and kept on crying, "O my son Absalom! O Absalom, my son, my son!"
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