SEV Biblia, Chapter 18:13 Por otra parte, habría yo hecho traición contra mi alma (pues que al rey nada se le esconde), y tú mismo estarías en contra.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Samuel 18:13 Verse 13. Thou thyself wouldest have set thyself against me.] This is a strong appeal to Joab's loyalty, and respect for the orders of David; but he was proof against every fine feeling, and against every generous sentiment.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 13. Otherwise I should have wrought falsehood against mine own life , etc.] Or “soul”; he should not only have exposed his life to danger, but acted falsely to the king, by going contrary to his orders; yea, would have done that which was contrary to his own conscience; and if he had buoyed himself up with the hope of impunity, or of a reward, he should have found himself mistaken; the textual reading is, “against his life” f309 , or “soul”, the life of Absalom, by taking it away: for there is no matter hid from the king ; this, though done ever so secretly, would have come to his knowledge by some means or another, and then I should have incurred his displeasure, and suffered for it: and thou thyself wouldest have set thyself against [me] ; to accuse and bring him to justice; he would have been so far from protecting him, that he would have been the first man that would have insisted on it that he should be punished for it; or why dost not thou thyself set thyself against him, and smite him? thou mayest if thou pleasest, yonder he hangs, go and smite him.
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 או 176 עשׂיתי 6213 בנפשׁו 5315 שׁקר 8267 וכל 3605 דבר 1697 לא 3808 יכחד 3582 מן 4480 המלך 4428 ואתה 859 תתיצב 3320 מנגד׃ 5048