2 SAMUEL 19:5

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“And Joab came into the house to the king, and said, Thou hast shamed this day the faces of all thy servants, which this day have saved thy life, and the lives of thy sons and of thy daughters, and the lives of thy wives, and the lives of thy concubines;”

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2 Samuel 19:5 Translation & Meaning

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And Joab יוֹאָ֛ב Joab, the name of three Israelites Joab
came וַיָּבֹ֥א To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) came
into the house הַבָּ֑יִת A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) house
to אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to to
the king, הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ A king king
and said, וַיֹּאמֶר֩ To say (used with great latitude) said
Thou hast shamed הֹבַ֨שְׁתָּ To be ashamed, confused or disappointed; also (as failing) to dry up (as water) or wither (as herbage) shamed
this day הַיּ֜וֹם A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) day
the faces פְּנֵ֣י 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.) faces
of all כָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
thy servants, עֲבָדֶ֗יךָ A servant servants
which this day הַיּ֔וֹם A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) day
have saved הַֽמְמַלְּטִ֤ים Properly, to be smooth, i.e., (by implication) to escape (as if by slipperiness); causatively, to release or rescue; specifically, to bring forth young, emit sparks saved
thy life, נַפְשְׁךָ֙ Properly, a breathing creature, i.e., animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental) life
and the lives נֶ֤פֶשׁ Properly, a breathing creature, i.e., animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental) lives
of thy sons בָּנֶ֙יךָ֙ 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.) sons
and of thy daughters, וּבְנֹתֶ֔יךָ A daughter (used in the same wide sense as other terms of relationship, literally and figuratively) daughters
and the lives וְנֶ֣פֶשׁ Properly, a breathing creature, i.e., animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental) lives
of thy wives, נָשֶׁ֔יךָ A woman wives
and the lives וְנֶ֖פֶשׁ Properly, a breathing creature, i.e., animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental) lives
of thy concubines; פִּֽלַגְשֶֽׁיךָ׃ A concubine; also (masculine) a paramour concubines

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  • 3  And the people gat them by stealth that day into the city, as people being ashamed steal away when they flee in battle.

  • 4  But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!

  • 5  And Joab came into the house to the king, and said, Thou hast shamed this day the faces of all thy servants, which this day have saved thy life, and the lives of thy sons and of thy daughters, and the lives of thy wives, and the lives of thy concubines;

  • 6  In that thou lovest thine enemies, and hatest thy friends. For thou hast declared this day, that thou regardest neither princes nor servants: for this day I perceive, that if Absalom had lived, and all we had died this day, then it had pleased thee well.

  • 7  Now therefore arise, go forth, and speak comfortably unto thy servants: for I swear by the Lord, if thou go not forth, there will not tarry one with thee this night: and that will be worse unto thee than all the evil that befell thee from thy youth until now.




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