2 Samuel 18:17

“And they took Absalom, and cast him into a great pit in the wood, and laid a very great heap of stones upon him: and all Israel fled every one to his tent.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 2 Samuel 18:17

And they tooke Absalom, and cast him into a great pit in the wood, and layd a very great heape of stones vpon him: and all Israel fled euery one to his tent.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They took Absalom and cast him into a deep pit in the forest and erected over him a very great heap of stones. And all Israel fled, each to his tent.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they took Absalom, and cast him into the great pit in the forest, and raised over him a very great heap of stones: and all Israel fled every one to his tent.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they took Absalom's body and put it into a great hole in the wood, and put a great mass of stones over it: and every man of Israel went in flight to his tent.
- Basic English Bible

And they took Absalom, and cast him into a great pit in the wood, and raised a very great heap of stones upon him. And all Israel fled every one to his tent.
- Darby Bible

And they took Absalom, and cast him into a great pit in the wood, and laid a very great heap of stones upon him: and all Israel fled every one to his tent.
- Webster's Bible

They took Absalom, and cast him into the great pit in the forest, and raised over him a very great heap of stones. Then all Israel fled everyone to his tent.
- World English Bible

and they take Absalom and cast him in the forest unto the great pit, and set up over him a very great heap of stones, and all Israel have fled -- each to his tent.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And they took Absalom, and cast him into the great pit in the forest, and raised over him a very great heap of stones; and all Israel fled every one to his tent.--
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 2 Samuel 18:17

Wesley's Notes for 2 Samuel 18:17


18:15 Slew him - The darts did not dispatch him, and therefore they smote him again, and killed him.

18:18 A pillar - To preserve his name; whereas it had been more for his honour if his name had been buried in perpetual oblivion.


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