2 SAMUEL 16:10

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And the king said, What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah? so let him curse, because the Lord hath said unto him, Curse David. Who shall then say, Wherefore hast thou done so?”

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2 Samuel 16:10 Translation & Meaning

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And the king הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ A king king
said, וַיֹּ֣אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
What מַה Properly, interrogative what? (including how? why? when?); but also exclamation, what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively, that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjunctive senses What
have I to do with you, ye sons בְּנֵ֣י A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) do sons
of Zeruiah? צְרֻיָ֑ה Tserujah, an Israelitess Zeruiah
so כֹּ֣י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed so
let him curse, יְקַלֵּ֗ל To be (causatively, make) light, literally (swift, small, sharp, etc.) or figuratively (easy, trifling, vile, etc.) let curse
because וכִּ֤י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed because
the Lord יְהוָה֙ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
hath said אָ֤מַר To say (used with great latitude) said
unto him, Curse קַלֵּ֣ל To be (causatively, make) light, literally (swift, small, sharp, etc.) or figuratively (easy, trifling, vile, etc.) Curse
David. דָּוִ֔ד David, the youngest son of Jesse David
Who וּמִ֣י Who? (occasionally, by a peculiar idiom, of things); also (indefinitely) whoever; often used in oblique construction with prefix or suffix Who
shall then say, יֹאמַ֔ר To say (used with great latitude) then say
Wherefore מַדּ֖וּעַ What (is) known?; i.e., (by implication) (adverbially) why? Wherefore
hast thou done so? עָשִׂ֥יתָה To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application done

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  • 8  The Lord hath returned upon thee all the blood of the house of Saul, in whose stead thou hast reigned; and the Lord hath delivered the kingdom into the hand of Absalom thy son: and, behold, thou art taken in thy mischief, because thou art a bloody man.

  • 9  Then said Abishai the son of Zeruiah unto the king, Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? let me go over, I pray thee, and take off his head.

  • 10  And the king said, What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah? so let him curse, because the Lord hath said unto him, Curse David. Who shall then say, Wherefore hast thou done so?

  • 11  And David said to Abishai, and to all his servants, Behold, my son, which came forth of my bowels, seeketh my life: how much more now may this Benjamite do it? let him alone, and let him curse; for the Lord hath bidden him.

  • 12  It may be that the Lord will look on mine affliction, and that the Lord will requite me good for his cursing this day.




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