SEV Biblia, Chapter 18:11 Y Joab respondió al hombre que le daba la nueva: Y viéndolo tú, Â¿por qué no le heriste luego allí echándole a tierra? Y sobre mí, que te hubiera dado diez siclos de plata, y un talabarte.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Samuel 18:11 Verse 11. And a girdle.] The military belt was the chief ornament of a soldier, and was highly prized in all ancient nations; it was also a rich present from one chieftain to another. Jonathan gave his to David, as the highest pledge of his esteem and perpetual friendship, 1 Sam. xviii. 4. And Ajax gave his to Hector, as a token of the highest respect. - Hom. Il. vii., ver. 305.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 11. And Joab said unto the man that told him , etc.] That gave the above account of him: and, behold, thou sawest [him] ; in reality; or, “didst thou see him?” is it a fact? and why didst thou not smite him there to the ground ; kill him on the spot, that he might have dropped from the tree to the ground: and I would have given thee ten [shekels] of silver ; on the news of it, for doing it, which was near twenty four shillings of our money; Josephus says fifty shekels; the Arabic version has it ten thousand talents of silver, too great a sum by far: and a girdle ? which was a mark of great honour, and a token of a commission under him, and of investing: him with a military office; (see 1 Samuel 18:4); it used to be given as an honorary reward to soldiers that behaved well, as on the contrary it was reckoned a reproach to be ungirt, or the girdle to be taken away f308 .
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 9-18 - Let young people look upon Absalom, hanging on a tree, accursed forsaken of heaven and earth; there let them read the Lord's abhorrenc of rebellion against parents. Nothing can preserve men from misery an contempt, but heavenly wisdom and the grace of God.
Original Hebrew ויאמר 559 יואב 3097 לאישׁ 376 המגיד 5046 לו והנה 2009 ראית 7200 ומדוע 4069 לא 3808 הכיתו 5221 שׁם 8033 ארצה 776 ועלי 5921 לתת 5414 לך עשׂרה 6235 כסף 3701 וחגרה 2290 אחת׃ 259