2 Samuel 18:17

“And they took Absalom, and cast him into a great pit in the wood, and laid a very great heap of stones upon him: and all Israel fled every one to his tent.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they tooke Absalom, and cast him into a great pit in the wood, and layd a very great heape of stones vpon him: and all Israel fled euery one to his tent.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They took Absalom and cast him into a deep pit in the forest and erected over him a very great heap of stones. And all Israel fled, each to his tent.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they took Absalom, and cast him into the great pit in the forest, and raised over him a very great heap of stones: and all Israel fled every one to his tent.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they took Absalom's body and put it into a great hole in the wood, and put a great mass of stones over it: and every man of Israel went in flight to his tent.
- Basic English Bible

And they took Absalom, and cast him into a great pit in the wood, and raised a very great heap of stones upon him. And all Israel fled every one to his tent.
- Darby Bible

And they took Absalom, and cast him into a great pit in the wood, and laid a very great heap of stones upon him: and all Israel fled every one to his tent.
- Webster's Bible

They took Absalom, and cast him into the great pit in the forest, and raised over him a very great heap of stones. Then all Israel fled everyone to his tent.
- World English Bible

and they take Absalom and cast him in the forest unto the great pit, and set up over him a very great heap of stones, and all Israel have fled -- each to his tent.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And they took Absalom, and cast him into the great pit in the forest, and raised over him a very great heap of stones; and all Israel fled every one to his tent.--
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for 2 Samuel 18

  • Victor
    The wood devoured more suggests divine intervention in the battle. God would help us to fight our battles if we invite Him in total submission.
  • Dewey J
    Brenda, my sentiment is precisely. The Scriptures said he Absalom had three sons and one daughter who he named after his sister Tamar. It's a mystery for him to say such a thing. Glory be to God in the highest through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ amen!
  • Nweke uchenna
    Absalom is still David son despite the fact that the devil is using to afflict David
  • Tricia mills for verse 33
    i BELIEVE MANY PARENTS, AS i AND MY HUSBAND HAVE AN Absalom that we mourn over. And whatever we do he cannot be reached and we sorrow as David, Absalom, Absalom, my son my son, I understand David 's grief and sorrow...................
  • George Afrifa
    God is so serious about His children to the extent that He kills those that plan to kill us irrespective of blood relation because He said I will bless those that bless you and curse those that curse you
  • George Afrifa
    God is so serious about His children to the extent that He kills those that plan to kill us irrespective of blood relation because He said I will bless those that bless you and curse those that curse

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