2 Samuel 19:3

“And the people gat them by stealth that day into the city, as people being ashamed steal away when they flee in battle.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the people gate them by stealth that day into the citie, as people beeing ashamed steale away when they flee in battell.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So the people went by stealth into the city that day, as people who are humiliated steal away when they flee in battle.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the people gat them by stealth that day into the city, as people that are ashamed steal away when they flee in battle.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the people made their way back to the town quietly and secretly, as those who are shamed go secretly when they go in flight from the war.
- Basic English Bible

And the people stole away that day into the city, as people steal away when ashamed of fleeing in battle.
- Darby Bible

And the people withdrew by stealth that day into the city, as people being ashamed steal away when they flee in battle.
- Webster's Bible

The people snuck into the city that day, as people who are ashamed steal away when they flee in battle.
- World English Bible

And the people stealeth away, on that day, to go in to the city, as the people steal away, who are ashamed, in their fleeing in battle;
- Youngs Literal Bible

(19:4) And the people got them by stealth that day into the city, as people that are ashamed steal away when they flee in battle.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Samuel 19:3


19:3 By stealth - Not openly and triumphantly, as conquerors use to do; but secretly, as if they were afraid and ashamed, lest David should see them, and look upon them with an evil eye, as those that had an hand in killing of his beloved son.


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