2 SAMUEL 15:14

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“And David said unto all his servants that were with him at Jerusalem, Arise, and let us flee; for we shall not else escape from Absalom: make speed to depart, lest he overtake us suddenly, and bring evil upon us, and smite the city with the edge of the sword.”

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2 Samuel 15:14 Translation & Meaning

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And David דָּ֠וִד David, the youngest son of Jesse David
said וַיֹּ֣אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
unto all לְכָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
his servants עֲבָדָ֨יו A servant servants
that אֲשֶׁר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
were (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
with אִתּ֤וֹ Properly, nearness (used only as a preposition or an adverb), near; hence, generally, with, by, at, among, etc with
him at Jerusalem, בִירֽוּשָׁלִַ֙ם֙ Jerushalaim or Jerushalem, the capital city of Palestine Jerusalem
Arise, ק֣וּמוּ To rise (in various applications, literal, figurative, intensive and causative) Arise
and let us flee; וְנִבְרָ֔חָה To bolt, i.e., figuratively, to flee suddenly let flee
for כִּ֛י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
we shall תִֽהְיֶה To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) we shall
not לֹא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
else (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
escape פְלֵיטָ֖ה Deliverance; concretely, an escaped portion escape
from מִפְּנֵ֣י The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) from
Absalom: אַבְשָׁלֹ֑ם Abshalom, a son of David; also (the fuller form) a later Israelite Absalom
make speed מַֽהֲר֣וּ Properly, to be liquid or flow easily, i.e., (by implication); to hurry (in a good or a bad sense); often used (with another verb) adverbially, promptly make speed
to depart, לָלֶ֗כֶת To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) depart
lest פֶּן Properly, removal; used only (in the construction) adverb as conjunction, lest lest
he overtake וְהִשִּׂגָ֙נוּ֙ To reach (literally or figuratively) overtake
us suddenly, יְמַהֵ֤ר Properly, to be liquid or flow easily, i.e., (by implication); to hurry (in a good or a bad sense); often used (with another verb) adverbially, promptly suddenly
and bring וְהִדִּ֤יחַ To push off; used in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively (to expel, mislead, strike, inflict, etc.) bring
evil הָ֣רָעָ֔ה Bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral) evil
upon עָלֵ֙ינוּ֙ Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications upon
us, and smite וְהִכָּ֥ה To strike (lightly or severely, literally or figuratively) smite
the city הָעִ֖יר A city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post) city
with the edge לְפִי The mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literal or figurative (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to edge
of the sword. חָֽרֶב׃ Drought; also a cutting instrument (from its destructive effect), as a knife, sword, or other sharp implement sword

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  • 12  And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counseller, from his city, even from Giloh, while he offered sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong; for the people increased continually with Absalom.

  • 13  And there came a messenger to David, saying, The hearts of the men of Israel are after Absalom.

  • 14  And David said unto all his servants that were with him at Jerusalem, Arise, and let us flee; for we shall not else escape from Absalom: make speed to depart, lest he overtake us suddenly, and bring evil upon us, and smite the city with the edge of the sword.

  • 15  And the king's servants said unto the king, Behold, thy servants are ready to do whatsoever my lord the king shall appoint.

  • 16  And the king went forth, and all his household after him. And the king left ten women, which were concubines, to keep the house.




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