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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 2 Samuel 15:1


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    King James Bible - 2 Samuel 15:1

    And it came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared him chariots and horses, and fifty men to run before him.

    World English Bible

    It happened after this, that Absalom prepared him a chariot and horses, and fifty
    men to run before him.

    Douay-Rheims - 2 Samuel 15:1

    Now after these things Absalom made himself chariots, and horsemen, and fifty
    men to run before him.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And it came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared him chariots and horses, and fifty
    men to run before him.

    Original Hebrew

    ויהי
    1961 מאחרי 310 כן 3651 ויעשׂ 6213 לו  אבשׁלום 53  מרכבה 4818  וססים 5483  וחמשׁים 2572 אישׁ 376 רצים 7323 לפניו׃ 6440

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    2Sa 12:11 De 17:16 1Sa 8:11 1Ki 1:5,33; 10:26-29 Ps 20:7 Pr 11:2

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 15:1

    ¶ Aconteció después de esto, que Absalón se hizo de carros y gente de a caballo, y cincuenta que corriesen delante de él.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Samuel 15:1

    Verse 1.
    Absalom prepared him chariots and horses] After all that has been said to prove that horses here mean horsemen, I think it most likely that the writer would have us to understand chariots drawn by horses; not by mules or such like cattle.

    Fifty men to run before him.] Affecting in every respect the regal state by this establishment. Of this man Calmet collects the following character: "He was a bold, violent, revengeful, haughty, enterprising, magnificent, eloquent, and popular prince; he was also rich, ambitious, and vain of his personal accomplishments: after the death of Amnon, and his reconciliation to his father, he saw no hindrance in his way to the throne.

    He despised Solomon because of the meanness of his birth, and his tender years. He was himself of the blood royal, not only by his father David, but also by his mother Maacah, daughter to Talmai, king of Geshur: and, doubtless, in his own apprehension, of sufficient age, authority, and wisdom, to sustain the weight of government. There was properly now no competitor in his way: Amnon, David's first-born, was dead. Of Chileab, his second son by Abigail, we hear nothing; and Absalom was the third: see 2 Sam. iii. 2-5. He, therefore, seemed to stand nearest to the throne; but his sin was, that he sought it during his father's life, and endeavoured to dethrone him in order to sit in his stead."


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 1. And it came to pass after this , etc.] After the reconciliation of David and Absalom, and the latter was admitted to court again: that Absalom prepared him chariots and horses ; to make himself look grand and respectable among the people; perhaps he got these from his grandfather at Geshur in Syria: and fifty men to run before him ; which added to his pomp and magnificence; and such great personages in later time have had; Nero the Roman emperor never went on a journey with less than a thousand calashes or chariots, and a great number of men that ran before him f253 : and this was tacitly setting himself up for king, at least preparing for it, as Adonijah afterwards did in the same way and manner, ( 1 Kings 1:5).

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-6 -
    David allows Absalom's pomp. Those parents know not what they do, wh indulge a proud humour in their children: many young people are ruine by pride. And those commonly are most eager for authority who leas understand its duties.


    Original Hebrew

    ויהי 1961 מאחרי 310 כן 3651 ויעשׂ 6213 לו  אבשׁלום 53  מרכבה 4818  וססים 5483  וחמשׁים 2572 אישׁ 376 רצים 7323 לפניו׃ 6440


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