2 Samuel 15:30

“And David went up by the ascent of mount Olivet, and wept as he went up, and had his head covered, and he went barefoot: and all the people that was with him covered every man his head, and they went up, weeping as they went up.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Dauid went vp by the ascent of mount Oliuet, and wept as he went vp, and had his head couered, and he went barefoote, and all the people that was with him, couered euery man his head, and they went vp, weeping as they went vp.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And David went up the ascent of the {Mount of} Olives, and wept as he went, and his head was covered and he walked barefoot. Then all the people who were with him each covered his head and went up weeping as they went.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And David went up by the ascent of the `mount of' Olives, and wept as he went up; and he had his head covered, and went barefoot: and all the people that were with him covered every man his head, and they went up, weeping as they went up.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And David went up the slopes of the Mount of Olives weeping all the way, with his head covered and no shoes on his feet: and all the people who were with him, covering their heads, went up weeping.
- Basic English Bible

But David went up by the ascent of the Olives, and wept as he went up, and had his head covered, and he went barefoot; and all the people that was with him covered every man his head, and they went up, weeping as they went up.
- Darby Bible

And David went up by the ascent of mount Olivet, and wept as he went, and had his head covered, and he went barefoot: and all the people that were with him covered every man his head, and they went up, weeping as they went.
- Webster's Bible

David went up by the ascent of the [Mount of] Olives, and wept as he went up; and he had his head covered, and went barefoot: and all the people who were with him covered every man his head, and they went up, weeping as they went up.
- World English Bible

And David is going up in the ascent of the olives, going up and weeping, and he hath the head covered, and he is going barefooted, and all the people who [are] with him have covered each his head, and have gone up, going up and weeping;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And David went up by the ascent of the mount of Olives, and wept as he went up; and he had his head covered, and went barefoot; and all the people that were with him covered every man his head, and they went up, weeping as they went up.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Samuel 15:30


15:30 Barefoot - In testimony of his deep sorrow, and humiliation and shame for his sins.


Discussion for 2 Samuel 15

  • A disciple
    (cont.); And we read the Psalms knowing that they are the Holy Spirit speaking about the inner life of the Anointed, and of all who love Him; and about all the adversity and afflictions that we are set to encounter, so much good and so much wealth of grace and knowledge of God no one seems to care about! Yet all that people (Christians) want to talk about or remember is the sin! That is shameful!
  • A disciple
    When we read everything else about David, and of how the LORD always referred to him as the EXAMPLE and MEASURE of a perfect walk with God all his days, for all his sons after him to compare to; its so very sad that people (Christians) only remember his sin. God said about David, "He is a man after mine own heart who shall fulfill all my will;" and that he shall be king of Israel forever.
  • Dee
    Peter, all that you said is correct. You have quoted scripture correctly. God was not happy with David's horrorable sin and he did avenge Uriah. God absolutely forgave David, but he still choose to avenge the death of Uriah. Did David bring this upon himself.. Yes, he did. God did not judge David, but He did chastise Him. It is the thing He does to His elect even when He forgive us.
  • A disciple
    Thank you, Lu2677; Yes, I have written again on this to Peter, and I do also remember all the things Nathan said to David from God. David's life after was very different from before he sinned; and as God told him, there were very terrible consequences for his actions. Without starting a big defense, I was just thinking of the responsibility of the actual individuals (his sons) for their own sins.
  • Lu2677
    A disciple, You asked Peter "is it all on David." Yes, what Peter is quoting is God telling David what is going to happen to him (David) because David murdered, and coveted another man's wife, adultery. David repented, he acknowledged that he sinned against God, but God avenged the man's death, and killed the baby, and gave David's wives to other men to lay with. God says it, I believe it. Read it
  • A disciple
    Hi Peter; Yes, you are right; and I was actually remembering that after I wrote you. Leviticus 26:40-45 speaks about this Law of God; how that when it comes to our time, and we actually repent and get saved; there's still all the defiance and sinning that has evolved over ages and generation that has brought about the punishments we know today; which we must accept as God's will, till Jesus comes.

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