2 Samuel 18:20

“And Joab said unto him, Thou shalt not bear tidings this day, but thou shalt bear tidings another day: but this day thou shalt bear no tidings, because the king's son is dead.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 2 Samuel 18:20

And Ioab said vnto him, Thou shalt not beare tidings this day, but thou shalt beare tidings another day: but this day thou shalt beare no tidings, because the Kings sonne is dead.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But Joab said to him, "You are not the man to carry news this day, but you shall carry news another day; however, you shall carry no news today because the king's son is dead."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Joab said unto him, Thou shalt not be the bearer of tidings this day, but thou shalt bear tidings another day; but this day thou shalt bear no tidings, because the king's son is dead.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Joab said, You will take no news today; another day you may give him the news, but you will take no news today, because the king's son is dead.
- Basic English Bible

And Joab said to him, Thou shalt not be a bearer of news to-day, but thou shalt carry the news another day; but to-day thou shalt carry no news, because the king's son is dead.
- Darby Bible

And Joab said to him, Thou shalt not bear tidings this day, but thou shalt bear tidings another day: but this day thou shalt bear no tidings, because the king's son is dead.
- Webster's Bible

Joab said to him, "You shall not be the bearer of news this day, but you shall bear news another day. But today you shall bear no news, because the king's son is dead."
- World English Bible

and Joab saith to him, `Thou art not a man of tidings this day, but thou hast borne tidings on another day, and this day thou dost not bear tidings, because the king's son [is] dead.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Joab said unto him: 'Thou shalt not be the bearer of tidings this day, but thou shalt bear tidings another day; but this day thou shalt bear no tidings, forasmuch as the king's son is dead.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 2 Samuel 18:20

Wesley's Notes for 2 Samuel 18:20


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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