2 Samuel 15:16

“And the king went forth, and all his household after him. And the king left ten women, which were concubines, to keep the house.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the king went foorth, and all his houshold after him: and the King left tenne women, which were concubines, to keepe the house.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So the king went out and all his household with him. But the king left ten concubines to keep the house.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the king went forth, and all his household after him. And the king left ten women, that were concubines, to keep the house.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So the king went out, taking with him all the people of his house, but for ten of his women, who were to take care of the house.
- Basic English Bible

And the king went forth, and all his household after him, and the king left ten women, concubines, to keep the house.
- Darby Bible

And the king went forth, and all his household after him. And the king left ten women who were concubines to keep the house.
- Webster's Bible

The king went forth, and all his household after him. The king left ten women, who were concubines, to keep the house.
- World English Bible

And the king goeth out, and all his household at his feet, and the king leaveth ten women -- concubines -- to keep the house.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the king went forth, and all his household after him. And the king left ten women, that were concubines, to keep the house.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Samuel 15:16


15:16 After him - Or, on foot, which the king chose to do, to humble himself under the hand of God; to encourage his companions in this hard and comfortless march; and to move compassion in his people towards him. Concubines - For he supposed that their sex would protect them, and their relation to David would gain them some respect, or at least, safety from his son.


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