2 Samuel 13:14

“Howbeit he would not hearken unto her voice: but, being stronger than she, forced her, and lay with her.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 2 Samuel 13:14

Howbeit hee would not hearken vnto her voice, but being stronger then shee, forced her, and lay with her.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

However, he would not listen to her; since he was stronger than she, he violated her and lay with her.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Howbeit he would not hearken unto her voice; but being stronger than she, he forced her, and lay with her.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But he would not give attention to what she said: but being stronger than she, he took her by force, and had connection with her.
- Basic English Bible

But he would not hearken to her voice, and was stronger than she, and humbled her and lay with her.
- Darby Bible

Howbeit, he would not hearken to her voice: but being stronger than she, forced her, and lay with her.
- Webster's Bible

However he would not listen to her voice; but being stronger than she, he forced her, and lay with her.
- World English Bible

And he hath not been willing to hearken to her voice, and is stronger than she, and humbleth her, and lieth with her.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Howbeit he would not hearken unto her voice; but being stronger than she, he forced her, and lay with her.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 2 Samuel 13:14

Wesley's Notes for 2 Samuel 13:14


13:12 Brother - Whom nature both teaches to abhor such thoughts and obliges to defend me from such a mischief with thy utmost hazard, if another should attempt it. Force - Thou shouldst abhor it, if I were willing; but to add violence, is abominable. Israel - Among God's people who are taught better things; who also will be infinitely reproached for such a base action.

13:13 Shame - How can I either endure or avoid the shame? Fools - That is, contemptible to all the people, whereas now thou art heir apparent of the crown. Withhold - This she spoke, because she thought her royal father would dispense with it, upon this extraordinary occasion, to save his first - born son's life:

13:15 Hated her - By the just judgment of God both upon Amnon and David, that so the sin might be made publick, and way for the succeeding tragedies.

13:16 No cause - For me to go. Greater thou the other - This she might truly say, because though the other was in itself a greater sin, yet this was an act of greater cruelty, and a greater calamity to her because it exposed her to publick infamy and contempt, and besides, it turned a private offence into a publick scandal, to the great dishonour of God and of his people, and especially of all the royal family.


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