2 Samuel 16:1

“And when Dauid was a little past the top of the hill, Beholde, Ziba the seruant of Mephibosheth met him with a couple of asses sadled, and vpon them two hundred loaues of bread, and an hundred bunches of raisins, and an hundred of summer fruits, and a bottell of wine.”

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And when David was a little past the top [of the hill], behold, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him, with a couple of asses saddled, and upon them two hundred [loaves] of bread, and an hundred bunches of raisins, and an hundred of summer fruits, and a bottle of wine.
- King James Version

Now when David had passed a little beyond the summit, behold, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him with a couple of saddled donkeys, and on them {were} two hundred loaves of bread, a hundred clusters of raisins, a hundred summer fruits, and a jug of wine.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when David was a little past the top `of the ascent', behold, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him, with a couple of asses saddled, and upon them two hundred loaves of bread, and a hundred clusters of raisins, and a hundred of summer fruits, and a bottle of wine.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when David had gone a little way past the top of the slope, Ziba, the servant of Mephibosheth, came to him, with two asses on which were two hundred cakes of bread and a hundred stems of dry grapes and a hundred summer fruits and a skin of wine.
- Basic English Bible

And when David was a little past the summit, behold, Ziba, Mephibosheth's servant, met him, with a couple of asses saddled, and upon them two hundred [loaves] of bread, and a hundred raisin-cakes, and a hundred cakes of summer fruits, and a flask of wine.
- Darby Bible

And when David was a little past the top of the hill, behold, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him, with a couple of asses saddled, and upon them two hundred loaves of bread, and a hundred bunches of raisins, and a hundred of summer fruits, and a bottle of wine.
- Webster's Bible

When David was a little past the top [of the ascent], behold, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him, with a couple of donkeys saddled, and on them two hundred loaves of bread, and one hundred clusters of raisins, and one hundred summer fruits, and a bottle of wine.
- World English Bible

And David hath passed on a little from the top, and lo, Ziba, servant of Mephibosheth -- to meet him, and a couple of asses saddled, and upon them two hundred loaves, and a hundred bunches of raisins, and a hundred [of] summer-fruit, and a bottle of wine.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And when David was a little past the top, behold, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him, with a couple of asses saddled, and upon them two hundred loaves of bread, and a hundred clusters of raisins, and a hundred of summer fruits, and a bottle of wine.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Samuel 16:1


16:1 Bottle - A large bottle, or vessel proportionable to the other provisions.


Discussion for 2 Samuel 16

  • Biblefan
    Absalom seems as sleazy as Saddam Hussein's sons Uday and Qusay. The Bible doesn't seem so far fetched when u compare with the wantoness and lust of today's dictators (and elected officials for that matter). We all know what happened to Absalom, Uday, and Qusay. - this particular chapter isn't for kids to read. I've read in the orthodox community - they wait til 30 yr age to read certain texts.
  • Carlos Angel Rey
    Could this be considered a civil war in Israel?
  • April
    I hope we all can learn from David,he made some mistakes,yes,but he OWNED them and didn't blame GOD for His own ACTIONS and choices,GOD doesn't just follow through with things bc we pray and ask,he also follows through with HIS words,and when we stray from this path,we stray from the straight and narrow,GOD will put us where he wants us,either u can go willgly or struggle and have hardship,U PICK.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    What a hard time for David. It is prophesy fulfilled: 2 Samuel 12: 11 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun. 12 For thou didst it secretly: but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun.
  • Eaglesrock
    David was reaping what he had sown by killing an innocent man and committing adaultry.
  • Fletcher for verse 12
    King David was very wise and learned because of his great suffering. King David loved God when he went through adversity and considered his ways! He was sensitive to God 's Spirit.

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