2 Samuel 17:3

“And I will bring back all the people unto thee: the man whom thou seekest is as if all returned: so all the people shall be in peace.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 2 Samuel 17:3

And I wil bring backe all the people vnto thee: the man whom thou seekest is as if all returned: so all the people shall be in peace.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and I will bring back all the people to you. The return of everyone depends on the man you seek; {then} all the people will be at peace."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and I will bring back all the people unto thee: the man whom thou seekest is as if all returned: `so' all the people shall be in peace.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I will make all the people come back to you as a bride comes back to her husband: it is the life of only one man you are going after; so all the people will be at peace.
- Basic English Bible

and I will bring back all the people to thee. The man whom thou seekest is as if all returned: all the people shall be in peace.
- Darby Bible

And I will bring back all the people to thee: the man whom thou seekest is as if all returned: so all the people shall be in peace.
- Webster's Bible

and I will bring back all the people to you. The man whom you seek is as if all returned. All the people shall be in peace."
- World English Bible

and I bring back all the people unto thee -- as the turning back of the whole [is] the man whom thou art seeking -- all the people are peace.
- Youngs Literal Bible

and I will bring back all the people unto thee; when all shall have returned, save the man whom thou seekest, all the people will be in peace.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 2 Samuel 17:3

Wesley's Notes for 2 Samuel 17:3


17:2 And I will, &c. - That such a wretch as Absalom should aim at his father's throat is not strange. But that the body of the people, to whom David had been so great a blessing, should join with him in it, is amazing. But the finger of God was in it. Let not the best of parents, or the best of princes think it strange, if they are injured by those who should be their support and joy, when they (like David) have provoked God to turn against them.

17:5 Call Hushai - A wonderful effect of Divine Providence, influencing his heart, that he could not rest in Ahithophel's counsel, though it was so evidently wise, and approved by the general consent of his whole party; and that he should desire Hushai's advice, though neither his reputation for wisdom was equal to Ahithophel's, nor had he yet given anyone proof of his fidelity to Absalom. But there is no contending with that God who can arm a man against himself, and destroy him by his own mistakes and passions.


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