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2 Samuel 19 (WEBP)

[1] Joab was told, “Behold, the king weeps and mourns for Absalom.”
[2] The victory that day was turned into mourning among all the people, for the people heard it said that day, “The king grieves for his son.”
[3] The people sneaked into the city that day, as people who are ashamed steal away when they flee in battle.
[4] The king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, “My son Absalom, Absalom, my son, my son!”
[5] Joab came into the house to the king, and said, “Today you have shamed the faces of all your servants who today have saved your life, and the lives of your sons and of your daughters, and the lives of your wives, and the lives of your concubines;
[6] in that you love those who hate you and hate those who love you. For you have declared today that princes and servants are nothing to you. For today I perceive that if Absalom had lived and we had all died today, then it would have pleased you well.
[7] Now therefore arise, go out and speak to comfort your servants; for I swear by Yahweh, if you don’t go out, not a man will stay with you this night. That would be worse to you than all the evil that has happened to you from your youth until now.”
[8] Then the king arose and sat in the gate. The people were all told, “Behold, the king is sitting in the gate.” All the people came before the king. Now Israel had fled every man to his tent.
[9] All the people were at strife throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, “The king delivered us out of the hand of our enemies, and he saved us out of the hand of the Philistines; and now he has fled out of the land from Absalom.
[10] Absalom, whom we anointed over us, is dead in battle. Now therefore why don’t you speak a word of bringing the king back?”
[11] King David sent to Zadok and to Abiathar the priests, saying, “Speak to the elders of Judah, saying, ‘Why are you the last to bring the king back to his house, since the speech of all Israel has come to the king, to return him to his house?
[12] You are my brothers. You are my bone and my flesh. Why then are you the last to bring back the king?’
[13] Say to Amasa, ‘Aren’t you my bone and my flesh? God do so to me, and more also, if you aren’t captain of the army before me continually instead of Joab.’ ”
[14] He bowed the heart of all the men of Judah, even as one man, so that they sent to the king, saying, “Return, you and all your servants.”
[15] So the king returned, and came to the Jordan. Judah came to Gilgal, to go to meet the king, to bring the king over the Jordan.
[16] Shimei the son of Gera, the Benjamite, who was of Bahurim, hurried and came down with the men of Judah to meet King David.
[17] There were a thousand men of Benjamin with him, and Ziba the servant of Saul’s house, and his fifteen sons and his twenty servants with him; and they went through the Jordan in the presence of the king.
[18] A ferry boat went to bring over the king’s household, and to do what he thought good. Shimei the son of Gera fell down before the king when he had come over the Jordan.
[19] He said to the king, “Don’t let my lord impute iniquity to me, or remember that which your servant did perversely the day that my lord the king went out of Jerusalem, that the king should take it to his heart.
[20] For your servant knows that I have sinned. Therefore behold, I have come today as the first of all the house of Joseph to go down to meet my lord the king.”
[21] But Abishai the son of Zeruiah answered, “Shouldn’t Shimei be put to death for this, because he cursed Yahweh’s anointed?”
[22] David said, “What have I to do with you, you sons of Zeruiah, that you should be adversaries to me today? Shall any man be put to death today in Israel? For don’t I know that I am king over Israel today?”
[23] The king said to Shimei, “You will not die.” The king swore to him.
[24] Mephibosheth the son of Saul came down to meet the king; and he had neither groomed his feet, nor trimmed his beard, nor washed his clothes, from the day the king departed until the day he came home in peace.
[25] When he had come to Jerusalem to meet the king, the king said to him, “Why didn’t you go with me, Mephibosheth?”
[26] He answered, “My lord, O king, my servant deceived me. For your servant said, ‘I will saddle a donkey for myself, that I may ride on it and go with the king,’ because your servant is lame.
[27] He has slandered your servant to my lord the king, but my lord the king is as an angel of God. Therefore do what is good in your eyes.
[28] For all my father’s house were but dead men before my lord the king; yet you set your servant among those who ate at your own table. What right therefore have I yet that I should appeal any more to the king?”
[29] The king said to him, “Why do you speak any more of your matters? I say, you and Ziba divide the land.”
[30] Mephibosheth said to the king, “Yes, let him take all, because my lord the king has come in peace to his own house.”
[31] Barzillai the Gileadite came down from Rogelim; and he went over the Jordan with the king to conduct him over the Jordan.
[32] Now Barzillai was a very aged man, even eighty years old. He had provided the king with sustenance while he stayed at Mahanaim, for he was a very great man.
[33] The king said to Barzillai, “Come over with me, and I will sustain you with me in Jerusalem.”
[34] Barzillai said to the king, “How many are the days of the years of my life, that I should go up with the king to Jerusalem?
[35] I am eighty years old, today. Can I discern between good and bad? Can your servant taste what I eat or what I drink? Can I hear the voice of singing men and singing women any more? Why then should your servant be a burden to my lord the king?
[36] Your servant will just go over the Jordan with the king. Why should the king repay me with such a reward?
[37] Please let your servant turn back again, that I may die in my own city, by the grave of my father and my mother. But behold, your servant Chimham; let him go over with my lord the king; and do to him what shall seem good to you.”
[38] The king answered, “Chimham shall go over with me, and I will do to him that which shall seem good to you. Whatever you request of me, that I will do for you.”
[39] All the people went over the Jordan, and the king went over. Then the king kissed Barzillai and blessed him; and he returned to his own place.
[40] So the king went over to Gilgal, and Chimham went over with him. All the people of Judah brought the king over, and also half the people of Israel.
[41] Behold, all the men of Israel came to the king, and said to the king, “Why have our brothers the men of Judah stolen you away, and brought the king and his household, over the Jordan, and all David’s men with him?”
[42] All the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, “Because the king is a close relative to us. Why then are you angry about this matter? Have we eaten at all at the king’s cost? Or has he given us any gift?”
[43] The men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, “We have ten parts in the king, and we have also more claim to David than you. Why then did you despise us, that our advice should not be first had in bringing back our king?” The words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of eBible.org, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

2 Samuel 19 (KJVS)

[1] And it was told H5046 (8714) Joab H3097, Behold, the king H4428 weepeth H1058 (8802) and mourneth H56 (8691) for Absalom H53.
[2] And the victory H8668 that day H3117 was [turned] into mourning H60 unto all the people H5971: for the people H5971 heard H8085 (8804) say H559 (8800) that day H3117 how the king H4428 was grieved H6087 (8738) for his son H1121.
[3] And the people H5971 gat H935 (8800) them by stealth H1589 (8691) that day H3117 into the city H5892, as people H5971 being ashamed H3637 (8737) steal away H1589 (8691) when they flee H5127 (8800) in battle H4421.
[4] But the king H4428 covered H3813 (8804) his face H6440, and the king H4428 cried H2199 (8799) with a loud H1419 voice H6963, O my son H1121 Absalom H53, O Absalom H53, my son H1121, my son H1121!
[5] And Joab H3097 came H935 (8799) into the house H1004 to the king H4428, and said H559 (8799), Thou hast shamed H3001 (8689) this day H3117 the faces H6440 of all thy servants H5650, which this day H3117 have saved H4422 (8764) thy life H5315, and the lives H5315 of thy sons H1121 and of thy daughters H1323, and the lives H5315 of thy wives H802, and the lives H5315 of thy concubines H6370;
[6] In that thou lovest H157 (8800) thine enemies H8130 (8802), and hatest H8130 (8800) thy friends H157 (8802). For thou hast declared H5046 (8689) this day H3117, that thou regardest neither princes H8269 nor servants H5650: for this day H3117 I perceive H3045 (8804), that if H3863 Absalom H53 had lived H2416, and all we had died H4191 (8801) this day H3117, then it had pleased thee well H3477 H5869.
[7] Now therefore arise H6965 (8798), go forth H3318 (8798), and speak H1696 (8761) comfortably H3820 unto thy servants H5650: for I swear H7650 (8738) by the LORD H3068, if thou go not forth H3318 (8802), there will not tarry H3885 (8799) one H376 with thee this night H3915: and that will be worse H7489 (8804) unto thee than all the evil H7451 that befell H935 (8804) thee from thy youth H5271 until now.
[8] Then the king H4428 arose H6965 (8799), and sat H3427 (8799) in the gate H8179. And they told H5046 (8689) unto all the people H5971, saying H559 (8800), Behold, the king H4428 doth sit H3427 (8802) in the gate H8179. And all the people H5971 came H935 (8799) before H6440 the king H4428: for Israel H3478 had fled H5127 (8804) every man H376 to his tent H168.
[9] And all the people H5971 were at strife H1777 (8737) throughout all the tribes H7626 of Israel H3478, saying H559 (8800), The king H4428 saved H5337 (8689) us out of the hand H3709 of our enemies H341 (8802), and he delivered H4422 (8765) us out of the hand H3709 of the Philistines H6430; and now he is fled H1272 (8804) out of the land H776 for Absalom H53.
[10] And Absalom H53, whom we anointed H4886 (8804) over us, is dead H4191 (8804) in battle H4421. Now therefore why speak H2790 (8688) ye not a word of bringing H7725 the king H4428 back H7725 (8687)?
[11] And king H4428 David H1732 sent H7971 (8804) to Zadok H6659 and to Abiathar H54 the priests H3548, saying H559 (8800), Speak H1696 (8761) unto the elders H2205 of Judah H3063, saying H559 (8800), Why are ye the last H314 to bring H7725 the king H4428 back H7725 (8687) to his house H1004? seeing the speech H1697 of all Israel H3478 is come H935 (8804) to the king H4428, [even] to his house H1004.
[12] Ye [are] my brethren H251, ye [are] my bones H6106 and my flesh H1320: wherefore then are ye the last H314 to bring back H7725 (8687) the king H4428?
[13] And say H559 (8799) ye to Amasa H6021, [Art] thou not of my bone H6106, and of my flesh H1320? God H430 do H6213 (8799) so to me, and more H3254 (8686) also, if thou be not captain H8269 of the host H6635 before H6440 me continually H3117 in the room H8478 of Joab H3097.
[14] And he bowed H5186 (8686) the heart H3824 of all the men H376 of Judah H3063, even as [the heart of] one H259 man H376; so that they sent H7971 (8799) [this word] unto the king H4428, Return H7725 (8798) thou, and all thy servants H5650.
[15] So the king H4428 returned H7725 (8799), and came H935 (8799) to Jordan H3383. And Judah H3063 came H935 (8804) to Gilgal H1537, to go H3212 (8800) to meet H7125 (8800) the king H4428, to conduct H5674 the king H4428 over H5674 (8687) Jordan H3383.
[16] And Shimei H8096 the son H1121 of Gera H1617, a Benjamite H1145, which [was] of Bahurim H980, hasted H4116 (8762) and came down H3381 (8799) with the men H376 of Judah H3063 to meet H7125 (8800) king H4428 David H1732.
[17] And [there were] a thousand H505 men H376 of Benjamin H1145 with him, and Ziba H6717 the servant H5288 of the house H1004 of Saul H7586, and his fifteen H2568 H6240 sons H1121 and his twenty H6242 servants H5650 with him; and they went over H6743 (8804) Jordan H3383 before H6440 the king H4428.
[18] And there went over H5674 (8804) a ferry boat H5679 to carry over H5674 (8687) the king’s H4428 household H1004, and to do H6213 (8800) what he thought H5869 good H2896. And Shimei H8096 the son H1121 of Gera H1617 fell down H5307 (8804) before H6440 the king H4428, as he was come over H5674 (8800) Jordan H3383;
[19] And said H559 (8799) unto the king H4428, Let not my lord H113 impute H2803 (8799) iniquity H5771 unto me, neither do thou remember H2142 (8799) that which thy servant H5650 did perversely H5753 (8689) the day H3117 that my lord H113 the king H4428 went out H3318 (8804) of Jerusalem H3389, that the king H4428 should take H7760 (8800) it to his heart H3820.
[20] For thy servant H5650 doth know H3045 (8804) that I have sinned H2398 (8804): therefore, behold, I am come H935 (8804) the first H7223 this day H3117 of all the house H1004 of Joseph H3130 to go down H3381 (8800) to meet H7125 (8800) my lord H113 the king H4428.
[21] But Abishai H52 the son H1121 of Zeruiah H6870 answered H6030 (8799) and said H559 (8799), Shall not Shimei H8096 be put to death H4191 (8714) for this, because he cursed H7043 (8765) the LORD’S H3068 anointed H4899?
[22] And David H1732 said H559 (8799), What have I to do with you, ye sons H1121 of Zeruiah H6870, that ye should this day H3117 be adversaries H7854 unto me? shall there any man H376 be put to death H4191 (8714) this day H3117 in Israel H3478? for do not I know H3045 (8804) that I [am] this day H3117 king H4428 over Israel H3478?
[23] Therefore the king H4428 said H559 (8799) unto Shimei H8096, Thou shalt not die H4191 (8799). And the king H4428 sware H7650 (8735) unto him.
[24] And Mephibosheth H4648 the son H1121 of Saul H7586 came down H3381 (8804) to meet H7125 (8800) the king H4428, and had neither H3808 dressed H6213 (8804) his feet H7272, nor trimmed H6213 (8804) his beard H8222, nor washed H3526 (8765) his clothes H899, from the day H3117 the king H4428 departed H3212 (8800) until the day H3117 he came H935 (8804) [again] in peace H7965.
[25] And it came to pass, when he was come H935 (8804) to Jerusalem H3389 to meet H7125 (8800) the king H4428, that the king H4428 said H559 (8799) unto him, Wherefore wentest H1980 (8804) not thou with me, Mephibosheth H4648?
[26] And he answered H559 (8799), My lord H113, O king H4428, my servant H5650 deceived H7411 (8765) me: for thy servant H5650 said H559 (8804), I will saddle H2280 (8799) me an ass H2543, that I may ride H7392 (8799) thereon, and go H3212 (8799) to the king H4428; because thy servant H5650 [is] lame H6455.
[27] And he hath slandered H7270 (8762) thy servant H5650 unto my lord H113 the king H4428; but my lord H113 the king H4428 [is] as an angel H4397 of God H430: do H6213 (8798) therefore [what is] good H2896 in thine eyes H5869.
[28] For all [of] my father’s H1 house H1004 were but H3808 dead H4194 men H582 before my lord H113 the king H4428: yet didst thou set H7896 (8799) thy servant H5650 among them that did eat H398 (8802) at thine own table H7979. What right H6666 therefore have H3426 I yet to cry H2199 (8800) any more unto the king H4428?
[29] And the king H4428 said H559 (8799) unto him, Why speakest H1696 (8762) thou any more of thy matters H1697? I have said H559 (8804), Thou and Ziba H6717 divide H2505 (8799) the land H7704.
[30] And Mephibosheth H4648 said H559 (8799) unto the king H4428, Yea, let him take H3947 (8799) all, forasmuch H310 as H834 my lord H113 the king H4428 is come again H935 (8804) in peace H7965 unto his own house H1004.
[31] And Barzillai H1271 the Gileadite H1569 came down H3381 (8804) from Rogelim H7274, and went over H5674 (8799) Jordan H3383 with the king H4428, to conduct H7971 (8763) him over Jordan H3383.
[32] Now Barzillai H1271 was a very H3966 aged H2204 (8804) man, [even] fourscore H8084 years H8141 old H1121: and he had provided the king H4428 of sustenance H3557 (8773) while he lay H7871 at Mahanaim H4266; for he [was] a very H3966 great H1419 man H376.
[33] And the king H4428 said H559 (8799) unto Barzillai H1271, Come thou over H5674 (8798) with me, and I will feed H3557 (8773) thee with me in Jerusalem H3389.
[34] And Barzillai H1271 said H559 (8799) unto the king H4428, How long H3117 have I to live H8141 H2416, that I should go up H5927 (8799) with the king H4428 unto Jerusalem H3389?
[35] I [am] this day H3117 fourscore H8084 years H8141 old H1121: [and] can I discern H3045 (8799) between good H2896 and evil H7451? can thy servant H5650 taste H2938 (8799) what H834 I eat H398 (8799) or what H834 I drink H8354 (8799)? can I hear H8085 (8799) any more the voice H6963 of singing men H7891 (8802) and singing women H7891 (8802)? wherefore then should thy servant H5650 be yet a burden H4853 unto my lord H113 the king H4428?
[36] Thy servant H5650 will go H5674 a little way H4592 over H5674 (8799) Jordan H3383 with the king H4428: and why should the king H4428 recompense H1580 (8799) it me with such a reward H1578?
[37] Let thy servant H5650, I pray thee, turn back again H7725 (8799), that I may die H4191 (8799) in mine own city H5892, [and be buried] by the grave H6913 of my father H1 and of my mother H517. But behold thy servant H5650 Chimham H3643; let him go over H5674 (8799) with my lord H113 the king H4428; and do H6213 (8798) to him what shall seem good H2896 H5869 unto thee.
[38] And the king H4428 answered H559 (8799), Chimham H3643 shall go H5674 (8799) over with me, and I will do H6213 (8799) to him that which shall seem good H2896 H5869 unto thee: and whatsoever thou shalt require H977 (8799) of me, [that] will I do H6213 (8799) for thee.
[39] And all the people H5971 went over H5674 (8799) Jordan H3383. And when the king H4428 was come over H5674 (8804), the king H4428 kissed H5401 (8799) Barzillai H1271, and blessed H1288 (8762) him; and he returned H7725 (8799) unto his own place H4725.
[40] Then the king H4428 went on H5674 (8799) to Gilgal H1537, and Chimham H3643 went on H5674 (8804) with him: and all the people H5971 of Judah H3063 conducted H5674 (8689) (8675) H5674 (8686) the king H4428, and also half H2677 the people H5971 of Israel H3478.
[41] And, behold, all the men H376 of Israel H3478 came H935 (8802) to the king H4428, and said H559 (8799) unto the king H4428, Why have our brethren H251 the men H376 of Judah H3063 stolen thee away H1589 (8804), and have brought H5674 (8686) the king H4428, and his household H1004, and all David’s H1732 men H582 with him, over Jordan H3383?
[42] And all the men H376 of Judah H3063 answered H6030 (8799) the men H376 of Israel H3478, Because the king H4428 [is] near of kin H7138 to us: wherefore then be ye angry H2734 (8804) for this matter H1697? have we eaten H398 (8804) at all H398 (8800) of the king’s H4428 [cost]? or hath he given H5375 (8765) us any gift H5379?
[43] And the men H376 of Israel H3478 answered H6030 (8799) the men H376 of Judah H3063, and said H559 (8799), We have ten H6235 parts H3027 in the king H4428, and we H589 have also more [right] in David H1732 than ye: why then did ye despise H7043 (8689) us, that our advice H1697 should not be first H7223 had in bringing back H7725 (8687) our king H4428? And the words H1697 of the men H376 of Judah H3063 were fiercer H7185 (8799) than the words H1697 of the men H376 of Israel H3478.

Young’s Literal Translation

2 Samuel 19 (YLT)

[1] And it is declared to Joab, ‘Lo, the king is weeping and mourning for Absalom;’
[2] and the salvation on that day becometh mourning to all the people, for the people hath heard on that day, saying, ‘The king hath been grieved for his son.’
[3] And the people stealeth away, on that day, to go in to the city, as the people steal away, who are ashamed, in their fleeing in battle;
[4] and the king hath covered his face, yea, the king crieth-a loud voice-‘My son Absalom, Absalom, my son, my son.’
[5] And Joab cometh in unto the king to the house, and saith, ‘Thou hast put to shame to-day the faces of all thy servants, those delivering thy life to-day, and the life of thy sons, and of thy daughters, and the life of thy wives, and the life of thy concubines,
[6] to love thine enemies, and to hate those loving thee, for thou hast declared to-day that thou hast no princes and servants, for I have known to-day that if Absalom were alive, and all of us to-day dead, that then it were right in thine eyes.
[7] ‘And now, rise, go out and speak unto the heart of thy servants, for by Jehovah I have sworn, that-thou art not going out-there doth not lodge a man with thee to-night; and this is worse for thee than all the evil that hath come upon thee from thy youth till now.’
[8] And the king riseth, and sitteth in the gate, and to all the people they have declared, saying, ‘Lo, the king is sitting in the gate;’ and all the people come in before the king, and Israel hath fled, each to his tents.
[9] And it cometh to pass, all the people are contending through all the tribes of Israel, saying, ‘The king delivered us out of the hand of our enemies, yea, he himself delivered us out of the hand of the Philistines, and now he hath fled out of the land because of Absalom,
[10] and Absalom whom we anointed over us is dead in battle, and now, why are ye silent-to bring back the king?’
[11] And king David sent unto Zadok and unto Abiathar the priests, saying, ‘Speak ye unto the elders of Judah, saying, Why are ye last to bring back the king unto his house? (and the word of all Israel hath come unto the king, unto his house;)
[12] my brethren ye are, my bone and my flesh ye are, and why are ye last to bring back the king?
[13] And to Amasa say ye, Art not thou my bone and my flesh? Thus doth God do to me, and thus He doth add, if thou art not head of the host before me all the days instead of Joab.’
[14] And he inclineth the heart of all the men of Judah as one man, and they send unto the king, ‘Turn back, thou, and all thy servants.’
[15] And the king turneth back, and cometh in unto the Jordan, and Judah hath come to Gilgal, to go to meet the king, to bring the king over the Jordan,
[16] and Shimei son of Gera, the Benjamite, who is from Bahurim, hasteth, and cometh down with the men of Judah, to meet king David,
[17] and a thousand men are with him from Benjamin, and Ziba servant of the house of Saul, and his fifteen sons and his twenty servants with him, and they have gone prosperously over the Jordan before the king.
[18] And passed over hath the ferry-boat to carry over the household of the king, and to do that which is good in his eyes, and Shimei son of Gera hath fallen before the king in his passing over into Jordan,
[19] and saith unto the king, ‘Let not my lord impute to me iniquity; neither do thou remember that which thy servant did perversely in the day that my lord the king went out from Jerusalem,-for the king to set it unto his heart;
[20] for thy servant hath known that I have sinned; and lo, I have come to-day, first of all the house of Joseph, to go down to meet my lord the king.’
[21] And Abishai son of Zeruiah answereth and saith, ‘For this is not Shimei put to death-because he reviled the anointed of Jehovah?’
[22] And David saith, ‘What-to me and to you, O sons of Zeruiah, that ye are to me to-day for an adversary? to-day is any man put to death in Israel? for have I not known that to-day I am king over Israel?’
[23] And the king saith unto Shimei, ‘Thou dost not die;’ and the king sweareth to him.
[24] And Mephibosheth son of Saul hath come down to meet the king-and he prepared not his feet, nor did he prepare his upper lip, yea, his garments he washed not, even from the day of the going away of the king, till the day that he came in peace-
[25] and it cometh to pass, when he hath come to Jerusalem to meet the king, that the king saith to him, ‘Why didst thou not go with me, Mephibosheth?’
[26] And he saith, ‘My lord, O king, my servant deceived me, for thy servant said, I saddle for me the ass, and ride on it, and go with the king, for thy servant is lame;
[27] and he uttereth slander against thy servant unto my lord the king, and my lord the king is as a messenger of God; and do thou that which is good in thine eyes,
[28] for all the house of my father have been nothing except men of death before my lord the king, and thou dost set thy servant among those eating at thy table, and what right have I any more-even to cry any more unto the king?’
[29] And the king saith to him, ‘Why dost thou speak any more of thy matters? I have said, Thou and Ziba-share ye the field.’
[30] And Mephibosheth saith unto the king, ‘Yea, the whole let him take, after that my lord the king hath come in peace unto his house.’
[31] And Barzillai the Gileadite hath gone down from Rogelim, and passeth over the Jordan with the king, to send him away over the Jordan;
[32] and Barzillai is very aged, a son of eighty years, and he hath sustained the king in his abiding in Mahanaim, for he is a very great man;
[33] and the king saith unto Barzillai, ‘Pass thou over with me, and I have sustained thee with me in Jerusalem.’
[34] And Barzillai saith unto the king, ‘How many are the days of the years of my life, that I go up with the king to Jerusalem?
[35] A son of eighty years I am to-day; do I know between good and evil? doth thy servant taste that which I am eating, and that which I drink? do I hearken any more to the voice of singers and songstresses? and why is thy servant any more for a burden unto my lord the king?
[36] As a little thing, thy servant doth pass over the Jordan with the king, and why doth the king recompense me this recompense?
[37] Let, I pray thee, thy servant turn back again, and I die in mine own city, near the burying-place of my father and of my mother,-and lo, thy servant Chimham, let him pass over with my lord the king, and do thou to him that which is good in thine eyes.’
[38] And the king saith, ‘With me doth Chimham go over, and I do to him that which is good in thine eyes, yea, all that thou dost fix on me I do to thee.’
[39] And all the people pass over the Jordan, and the king hath passed over, and the king giveth a kiss to Barzillai, and blesseth him, and he turneth back to his place.
[40] And the king passeth over to Gilgal, and Chimham hath passed over with him, and all the people of Judah, and they bring over the king, and also the half of the people of Israel.
[41] And, lo, all the men of Israel are coming unto the king, and they say unto the king, ‘Wherefore have they stolen thee-our brethren, the men of Judah?’ (and they bring the king and his household over the Jordan, and all the men of David with him).
[42] And all the men of Judah answer against the men of Israel, ‘Because the king is near unto us, and why is this-ye are displeased about this matter? have we at all eaten of the king’s substance? a gift hath he lifted up to us?’
[43] And the men of Israel answer the men of Judah, and say, ‘Ten parts we have in the king, and also in David more than you; and wherefore have ye lightly esteemed us, that our word hath not been first to bring back our king?’ And the word of the men of Judah is sharper than the word of the men of Israel.