2 Samuel 14:31

“Then Joab arose, and came to Absalom unto his house, and said unto him, Wherefore have thy servants set my field on fire?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 2 Samuel 14:31

Then Ioab arose, and came to Absalom vnto his house, and said vnto him, Wherefore haue thy seruants set my field on fire?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Joab arose, came to Absalom at his house and said to him, "Why have your servants set my field on fire?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then Joab arose, and came to Absalom unto his house, and said unto him, Wherefore have thy servants set my field on fire?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then Joab came to Absalom in his house and said to him, Why have your servants put my field on fire?
- Basic English Bible

Then Joab arose, and came to Absalom to [his] house, and said to him, Why have thy servants set my allotment on fire?
- Darby Bible

Then Joab arose, and came to Absalom, to his house, and said to him, Why have thy servants set my field on fire?
- Webster's Bible

Then Joab arose, and came to Absalom to his house, and said to him, "Why have your servants set my field on fire?"
- World English Bible

And Joab riseth and cometh unto Absalom in the house, and saith unto him, `Why have thy servants burned the portion that I have with fire?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then Joab arose, and came to Absalom unto his house, and said unto him: 'Wherefore have thy servants set my field on fire?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 2 Samuel 14:31

Wesley's Notes for 2 Samuel 14:31


14:32 Kill me - For it is better for me to die, than to want the sight and favour of my dear father. Thus he insinuates himself into his father's affections, by pretending such respect and love to him It seems that by this time Absalom having so far recovered his father's favour, began to grow upon him, and take so much confidence as to stand upon his own justification, as if what he had done, had been no iniquity, at least not such as to deserve death. See how easily wise parents may be imposed on by their children, when they are blindly fond of them.

14:33 Kissed - Did the bowels of a father prevail to reconcile him to an impenitent son? And shall penitent sinners question the compassion of him who is the Father of mercy? If Ephraim bemoan himself, God soon bemoans him, with all the expressions of fatherly tenderness. He is a dear son, a pleasant child.


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