2 SAMUEL 15:16

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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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2 Samuel 15:16 Translation & Meaning

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And the king הַמֶּ֛לֶךְ A king king
went forth, וַיֵּצֵ֥א To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim forth
and all וְכָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
his household בֵּית֖וֹ A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) household
after בְּרַגְלָ֑יו A foot (as used in walking); by implication, a step; by euphemistically the pudenda after
him. And the king הַמֶּ֗לֶךְ A king king
left וַיַּֽעֲזֹ֣ב To loosen, i.e., relinquish, permit, etc left
ten עֶ֧שֶׂר Ten (as an accumulation to the extent of the digits) ten
women, נָשִׁ֛ים A woman women
which were (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
concubines, פִּֽלַגְשִׁ֖ים A concubine; also (masculine) a paramour concubines
to keep לִשְׁמֹ֥ר Properly, to hedge about (as with thorns), i.e., guard; generally, to protect, attend to, etc keep
the house. הַבָּֽיִת׃ A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) house

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  • 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.

  • 17  And the king went forth, and all the people after him, and tarried in a place that was far off.

  • 18  And all his servants passed on beside him; and all the Cherethites, and all the Pelethites, and all the Gittites, six hundred men which came after him from Gath, passed on before the king.




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