2 Samuel 17:4

“And the saying pleased Absalom well, and all the elders of Israel.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 2 Samuel 17:4

And the saying pleased Absalom well, and all the Elders of Israel.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So the plan pleased Absalom and all the elders of Israel.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the saying pleased Absalom well, and all the elders of Israel.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the saying was pleasing to Absalom and to the responsible men of Israel.
- Basic English Bible

And the saying was right in the eyes of Absalom, and in the eyes of all the elders of Israel.
- Darby Bible

And the saying, pleased Absalom well, and all the elders of Israel.
- Webster's Bible

The saying pleased Absalom well, and all the elders of Israel.
- World English Bible

And the thing is right in the eyes of Absalom, and in the eyes of all the elders of Israel.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the saying pleased Absalom well, and all the elders of Israel.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 2 Samuel 17:4

Wesley's Notes for 2 Samuel 17:4


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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