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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 2 Samuel 13:23


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    King James Bible - 2 Samuel 13:23

    And it came to pass after two full years, that Absalom had sheepshearers in Baal-hazor, which is beside Ephraim: and Absalom invited all the king's sons.

    World English Bible

    It happened after two
    full years, that Absalom had sheepshearers in Baal Hazor, which is beside Ephraim: and Absalom invited all the king's sons.

    Douay-Rheims - 2 Samuel 13:23

    And it came to pass after two years, that the sheep of Absalom were shorn in Baalhasor, which is near Ephraim: and Absalom invited all the king's sons:

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And it came to pass after two
    full years, that Absalom had sheep-shearers in Baal-hazor, which is beside Ephraim: and Absalom invited all the king's sons.

    Original Hebrew

    ויהי
    1961 לשׁנתים 8141 ימים 3117 ויהיו 1961 גזזים 1494 לאבשׁלום 53  בבעל  חצור 1178 אשׁר 834 עם 5973 אפרים 669 ויקרא 7121 אבשׁלום 53  לכל 3605  בני 1121  המלך׃ 4428  

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (23) -
    Ge 38:12,13 1Sa 25:2,4,36 2Ki 3:4 2Ch 26:10

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 13:23

    Y aconteció pasados dos años, que Absalón tenía esquiladores en Bala-hazor, que está junto a Efraín; y convidó Absalón a todos los hijos del rey.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Samuel 13:23

    Verse 23.
    Absalom had sheep-shearers] These were times in which feasts were made, to which the neighbours and relatives of the family were invited.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 23. And it came to pass after two
    full years , etc.] Two complete years after the rape was committed; so long Absalom kept it in his mind, and was contriving how to avenge it; he let it alone so long, that it might be thought by the king and Amnon, and all the family, that it was quite worn out of his mind, and entirely forgotten by him, and therefore might the more safely confide in him: that Absalom had sheepshearers in Baalhazor, which [is] beside Ephraim ; though a prince, the son of a king, he had his flocks, and attended to the care of them, and had shearers to shear them at the proper time of the year, which it now was. The Chinese shear their sheep three times a year, the spring, summer, and autumn; but the first time of shearing yields the best wool f224 . The place of shearing them was, no doubt, near where they were kept in Baalhazor, in the plain of Hazor, as the Targum, and so some versions; which was a city in the tribe of Judah, ( Joshua 15:25); and near to Ephraim; not that it was a city in the tribe of Ephraim, as Josephus says f225 ; but it was near to another city called Ephraim, perhaps the same as in ( 2 Chronicles 13:19) and in ( John 11:54); it lay to the northeast of Jerusalem, as you go to Jericho, and is thought by Reland to lie between Bethel and Jericho; and, according to Eusebius f227 , it was eight miles from Jerusalem; though Jerom f228 , through mistake, says twenty; and both these places, according to Bunting f229 , were eight miles from Jerusalem; it seems to be the same place that was spoken of in the Misnah f230 , called Ephraim in the valley, and which is said to be the second place in the land of Israel for fine flour, and might have its name from its fruitfulness: and Absalom invited all the king’s sons ; to the sheepshearing: that is, to the feast which was usually made at such times, and still is; (see Genesis 38:12 1 Samuel 25:2,8,11,36).

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 21-29 - Observe the aggravations of
    Absalom's sin: he would have Ammon slain when least fit to go out of the world. He engaged his servants in the guilt. Those servants are ill-taught who obey wicked masters, agains God's commands. Indulged children always prove crosses to godl parents, whose foolish love leads them to neglect their duty to God.


    Original Hebrew

    ויהי 1961 לשׁנתים 8141 ימים 3117 ויהיו 1961 גזזים 1494 לאבשׁלום 53  בבעל  חצור 1178 אשׁר 834 עם 5973 אפרים 669 ויקרא 7121 אבשׁלום 53  לכל 3605  בני 1121  המלך׃ 4428  


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