2 Samuel 18:10

“And a certain man saw it, and told Joab, and said, Behold, I saw Absalom hanged in an oak.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 2 Samuel 18:10

And a certaine man saw it, and told Ioab, and said, Behold, I saw Absalom hanged in an Oke.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When a certain man saw {it,} he told Joab and said, "Behold, I saw Absalom hanging in an oak."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And a certain man saw it, and told Joab, and said, Behold, I saw Absalom hanging in an oak.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And a certain man saw it and said to Joab, I saw Absalom hanging in a tree.
- Basic English Bible

And a man saw it, and told Joab, and said, Behold, I saw Absalom hanging in a terebinth.
- Darby Bible

And a certain man saw it, and told Joab, and said, Behold, I saw Absalom hanging in an oak.
- Webster's Bible

A certain man saw it, and told Joab, and said, "Behold, I saw Absalom hanging in an oak."
- World English Bible

And one man seeth, and declareth to Joab, and saith, `Lo, I saw Absalom hanged in an oak.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And a certain man saw it, and told Joab, and said: 'Behold, I saw Absalom hanging in a terebinth.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 2 Samuel 18:10

Wesley's Notes for 2 Samuel 18:10


18:8 The wood - More people died in the wood, either through hunger, and thirst, and weariness: or, by the wild beasts, whereof great numbers were there, which, though they were driven away from the place of the main battle, yet might easily meet with them when they fled several ways: or, by falling into ditches and pits, which were in that place, ver.#17|, and probably were covered with grass or wood, so that they could not see them till they fell into them: and especially by David's men, who pursued them, and killed them in the wood: and the wood is rightly said to have devoured them, because it gave the occasion to their destruction, inasmuch as the trees, and ditches, and pits, entangled them, and stopped their flight, and made them an easy prey to David's men, who followed them, and slew them in the pursuit. The sword - In the main battle: the sword being put for the battle, by a common figure.

18:9 The servants of David - Who, according to David's command, spared him, and gave him an opportunity to escape. His head - In which probably he was entangled by the hair of the head, which being very long and thick, might easily catch hold of a bough, especially when the great God directed it. Either he wore no helmet, or he had thrown it away as well as his other arms, to hasten his flight. Thus the matter of his pride was the instrument of his ruin.


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