2 Samuel 16:6

“And he cast stones at Dauid, and at all the seruants of king Dauid: and all the people, and all the mighty men were on his right hand, and on his left.”

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Other Translations

And he cast stones at David, and at all the servants of king David: and all the people and all the mighty men [were] on his right hand and on his left.
- King James Version

He threw stones at David and at all the servants of King David; and all the people and all the mighty men were at his right hand and at his left.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he cast stones at David, and at all the servants of king David: and all the people and all the mighty men were on his right hand and on his left.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he sent stones at David and at all the king's servants and at all the people and at all the men of war by his side, on the right hand and on the left.
- Basic English Bible

and cast stones at David, and at all the servants of king David; and all the people and all the mighty men were on his right hand and on his left.
- Darby Bible

And he cast stones at David, and at all the servants of king David: and all the people and all the mighty men were on his right hand and on his left.
- Webster's Bible

He cast stones at David, and at all the servants of king David, and all the people and all the mighty men were on his right hand and on his left.
- World English Bible

and he stoneth David with stones, and all the servants of king David, and all the people, and all the mighty men on his right and on his left.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he cast stones at David, and at all the servants of king David; and all the people and all the mighty men were on his right hand and on his left.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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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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