KJV 2SAM18 with Strong's Hebrew/Greek

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18:1 And David [H1732] numbered [H6485] the people [H5971] that [were] with him, and set [H7760] captains [H8269] of thousands [H505] and captains [H8269] of hundreds [H3967] over them.

18:2 And David [H1732] sent forth [H7971] a third part [H7992] of the people [H5971] under the hand [H3027] of Joab [H3097] , and a third part [H7992] under the hand [H3027] of Abishai [H52] the son [H1121] of Zeruiah [H6870] , Joab's [H3097] brother [H251] , and a third part [H7992] under the hand [H3027] of Ittai [H863] the Gittite [H1663] . And the king [H4428] said [H559] unto the people [H5971] , I will surely [H3318] go forth [H3318] with you myself [H589] also.

18:3 But the people [H5971] answered [H559] , Thou shalt not go forth [H3318] : for if we flee [H5127] away [H5127] , they will not care [H7760] [H3820] for us; neither if half [H2677] of us die [H4191] , will they care [H7760] [H3820] for us: but now [thou art] worth [H3644] ten [H6235] thousand [H505] of us: therefore now [it is] better [H2896] that thou succour [H5826] [H5826] us out of the city [H5892] .(care: Heb. set their heart on us)(worth: Heb. as ten thousand of us)(succour: Heb. be to succour or help)

18:4 And the king [H4428] said [H559] unto them, What seemeth [H5869] you best [H3190] I will do [H6213] . And the king [H4428] stood [H5975] by the gate [H8179] side [H3027] , and all the people [H5971] came out [H3318] by hundreds [H3967] and by thousands [H505] .

18:5 And the king [H4428] commanded [H6680] Joab [H3097] and Abishai [H52] and Ittai [H863] , saying [H559] , [Deal] gently [H328] for my sake with the young man [H5288] , [even] with Absalom [H53] . And all the people [H5971] heard [H8085] when the king [H4428] gave all the captains [H8269] charge [H6680] concerning [H1697] Absalom [H53] .

18:6 So the people [H5971] went out [H3318] into the field [H7704] against [H7125] Israel [H3478] : and the battle [H4421] was in the wood [H3293] of Ephraim [H669] ;

18:7 Where the people [H5971] of Israel [H3478] were slain [H5062] before [H6440] the servants [H5650] of David [H1732] , and there was there a great [H1419] slaughter [H4046] that day [H3117] of twenty [H6242] thousand [H505] [men].

18:8 For the battle [H4421] was there scattered [H6327] over the face [H6440] of all the country [H776] : and the wood [H3293] devoured [H398] more [H7235] people [H5971] that day [H3117] than the sword [H2719] devoured [H398] .(devoured: Heb. multiplied to devour)

18:9 And Absalom [H53] met [H7122] the servants [H6440] [H5650] of David [H1732] . And Absalom [H53] rode [H7392] upon a mule [H6505] , and the mule [H6505] went [H935] under the thick boughs [H7730] of a great [H1419] oak [H424] , and his head [H7218] caught hold [H2388] of the oak [H424] , and he was taken up [H5414] between the heaven [H8064] and the earth [H776] ; and the mule [H6505] that [was] under him went away [H5674] .

18:10 And a certain [H259] man [H376] saw [H7200] [it], and told [H5046] Joab [H3097] , and said [H559] , Behold, I saw [H7200] Absalom [H53] hanged [H8518] in an oak [H424] .

18:11 And Joab [H3097] said [H559] unto the man [H376] that told [H5046] him, And, behold, thou sawest [H7200] [him], and why didst thou not smite [H5221] him there to the ground [H776] ? and I would have given [H5414] thee ten [H6235] [shekels] of silver [H3701] , and a [H259] girdle [H2290] .

18:12 And the man [H376] said [H559] unto Joab [H3097] , Though [H3863] I should receive [H8254] a thousand [H505] [shekels] of silver [H3701] in mine hand [H3709] , [yet] would I not put forth [H7971] mine hand [H3027] against the king's [H4428] son [H1121] : for in our hearing [H241] the king [H4428] charged [H6680] thee and Abishai [H52] and Ittai [H863] , saying [H559] , Beware [H8104] that none [touch] the young man [H5288] Absalom [H53] .(receive: Heb. weigh upon mine hand)(Beware: Heb. Beware whosoever ye be of, etc)

18:13 Otherwise [H176] I should have wrought [H6213] falsehood [H8267] against mine own life [H5315] : for there is no matter [H1697] hid [H3582] from the king [H4428] , and thou thyself wouldest have set [H3320] thyself against [me].

18:14 Then said [H559] Joab [H3097] , I may not tarry [H3176] thus with thee [H6440] . And he took [H3947] three [H7969] darts [H7626] in his hand [H3709] , and thrust [H8628] them through the heart [H3820] of Absalom [H53] , while he [was] yet alive [H2416] in the midst of the oak [H424] .(with: Heb. before thee)(midst: Heb. heart)

18:15 And ten [H6235] young men [H5288] that bare [H5375] Joab's [H3097] armour [H3627] compassed about [H5437] and smote [H5221] Absalom [H53] , and slew [H4191] him.

18:16 And Joab [H3097] blew [H8628] the trumpet [H7782] , and the people [H5971] returned [H7725] from pursuing [H7291] after [H310] Israel [H3478] : for Joab [H3097] held back [H2820] the people [H5971] .

18:17 And they took [H3947] Absalom [H53] , and cast [H7993] him into a great [H1419] pit [H6354] in the wood [H3293] , and laid [H5324] a very [H3966] great [H1419] heap [H1530] of stones [H68] upon him: and all Israel [H3478] fled [H5127] every one [H376] to his tent [H168] .

18:18 Now Absalom [H53] in his lifetime [H2416] had taken [H3947] and reared up [H5324] for himself a pillar [H4678] , which [is] in the king's [H4428] dale [H6010] : for he said [H559] , I have no son [H1121] to keep my name [H8034] in remembrance [H2142] : and he called [H7121] the pillar [H4678] after his own name [H8034] : and it is called [H7121] unto this day [H3117] , Absalom's [H53] place [H3027] .

18:19 Then said [H559] Ahimaaz [H290] the son [H1121] of Zadok [H6659] , Let me now run [H7323] , and bear [H1319] the king [H4428] tidings [H1319] , how that the LORD [H3068] hath avenged [H8199] him of his enemies [H3027] [H341] .(avenged: Heb. judged him from the hand, etc)

18:20 And Joab [H3097] said [H559] unto him, Thou [H376] shalt not bear tidings [H1309] this day [H3117] , but thou shalt bear tidings [H1319] another [H312] day [H3117] : but this day [H3117] thou shalt bear no tidings [H1319] , because the king's [H4428] son [H1121] is dead [H4191] .(bear tidings this: Heb. be a man of tidings, etc)

18:21 Then said [H559] Joab [H3097] to Cushi [H3569] , Go [H3212] tell [H5046] the king [H4428] what thou hast seen [H7200] . And Cushi [H3569] bowed [H7812] himself unto Joab [H3097] , and ran [H7323] .

18:22 Then said [H559] Ahimaaz [H290] the son [H1121] of Zadok [H6659] yet again [H3254] to Joab [H3097] , But howsoever [H4100] , let me, I pray thee, also run [H7323] after [H310] Cushi [H3569] . And Joab [H3097] said [H559] , Wherefore wilt thou run [H7323] , my son [H1121] , seeing that thou hast no tidings [H1309] ready [H4672] ?(howsoever: Heb. be what may)(ready: or, convenient)

18:23 But howsoever, [said he], let me run [H7323] . And he said [H559] unto him, Run [H7323] . Then Ahimaaz [H290] ran [H7323] by the way [H1870] of the plain [H3603] , and overran [H5674] Cushi [H3569] .

18:24 And David [H1732] sat [H3427] between the two [H8147] gates [H8179] : and the watchman [H6822] went up [H3212] to the roof [H1406] over the gate [H8179] unto the wall [H2346] , and lifted up [H5375] his eyes [H5869] , and looked [H7200] , and behold a man [H376] running [H7323] alone.

18:25 And the watchman [H6822] cried [H7121] , and told [H5046] the king [H4428] . And the king [H4428] said [H559] , If he [be] alone, [there is] tidings [H1309] in his mouth [H6310] . And he came [H3212] apace [H1980] , and drew near [H7131] .

18:26 And the watchman [H6822] saw [H7200] another [H312] man [H376] running [H7323] : and the watchman [H6822] called [H7121] unto the porter [H7778] , and said [H559] , Behold [another] man [H376] running [H7323] alone. And the king [H4428] said [H559] , He also bringeth tidings [H1319] .

18:27 And the watchman [H6822] said [H559] , Me thinketh [H7200] the running [H4794] of the foremost [H7223] is like the running [H4794] of Ahimaaz [H290] the son [H1121] of Zadok [H6659] . And the king [H4428] said [H559] , He [is] a good [H2896] man [H376] , and cometh [H935] with good [H2896] tidings [H1309] .(Me: Heb. I see the running)

18:28 And Ahimaaz [H290] called [H7121] , and said [H559] unto the king [H4428] , All is well [H7965] . And he fell down [H7812] to the earth [H776] upon his face [H639] before the king [H4428] , and said [H559] , Blessed [H1288] [be] the LORD [H3068] thy God [H430] , which hath delivered up [H5462] the men [H582] that lifted up [H5375] their hand [H3027] against my lord [H113] the king [H4428] .(All: or, Peace be to thee: Heb. Peace)(delivered: Heb. shut up)

18:29 And the king [H4428] said [H559] , Is the young man [H5288] Absalom [H53] safe [H7965] ? And Ahimaaz [H290] answered [H559] , When Joab [H3097] sent [H7971] the king's [H4428] servant [H5650] , and [me] thy servant [H5650] , I saw [H7200] a great [H1419] tumult [H1995] , but I knew [H3045] not what [it was].(Is: Heb. Is there peace?)

18:30 And the king [H4428] said [H559] [unto him], Turn aside [H5437] , [and] stand [H3320] here [H3541] . And he turned aside [H5437] , and stood still [H5975] .

18:31 And, behold, Cushi [H3569] came [H935] ; and Cushi [H3569] said [H559] , Tidings [H1319] , my lord [H113] the king [H4428] : for the LORD [H3068] hath avenged [H8199] thee this day [H3117] of all them [H3027] that rose up [H6965] against thee.(Tidings: Heb. Tidings is brought)

18:32 And the king [H4428] said [H559] unto Cushi [H3569] , Is the young man [H5288] Absalom [H53] safe [H7965] ? And Cushi [H3569] answered [H559] , The enemies [H341] of my lord [H113] the king [H4428] , and all that rise [H6965] against thee to do [thee] hurt [H7451] , be as [that] young man [H5288] [is].

18:33 And the king [H4428] was much moved [H7264] , and went up [H5927] to the chamber [H5944] over the gate [H8179] , and wept [H1058] : and as he went [H3212] , thus he said [H559] , O my son [H1121] Absalom [H53] , my son [H1121] , my son [H1121] Absalom [H53] ! would God I had died [H4191] for thee [H5414] , O Absalom [H53] , my son [H1121] , my son [H1121] !