2 SAMUEL 19:6

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“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.”

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2 Samuel 19:6 Translation & Meaning

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In that thou lovest לְאַֽהֲבָה֙ To have affection for (sexually or otherwise) lovest
thine enemies, שֹׂ֣נְאֶ֔יךָ To hate (personally) thine enemies
and hatest וְלִשְׂנֹ֖א To hate (personally) hatest
thy friends. אֹֽהֲבֶ֑יךָ To have affection for (sexually or otherwise) friends
For כִּ֣י׀ (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed For
thou hast declared הִגַּ֣דְתָּ Properly, to front, i.e., stand boldly out opposite; by implication (causatively), to manifest; figuratively, to announce (always by word of mouth to one present); specifically, to expose, predict, explain, praise declared
this day, הַיּ֗וֹם 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
that כִּ֣י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed that
thou regardest neither אֵ֤ין A nonentity; generally used as a negative particle regardest neither
princes שָׂרִ֣ים A head person (of any rank or class) princes
nor servants: וַֽעֲבָדִ֔ים A servant servants
for כִּ֣י׀ (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
this day הַיּ֗וֹם 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
I perceive, יָדַ֣עְתִּי To know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively, instruction, designation, punishment, etc.) perceive
that כִּ֠י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed that
if ל֣א A conditional particle; if; by implication (interj. as a wish) would that! if
Absalom אַבְשָׁל֥וֹם Abshalom, a son of David; also (the fuller form) a later Israelite Absalom
had lived, חַי֙ Alive; hence, raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively lived
and all וְכֻלָּ֤נוּ Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
we had died מֵתִ֔ים To die (literally or figuratively); causatively, to kill died
this day, הַיּוֹם֙ 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
then אָ֖ז At that time or place; also as a conjunction, therefore then
it had pleased thee well. יָשָׁ֥ר Straight (literally or figuratively) pleased well

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  • 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.

  • 8  Then the king arose, and sat in the gate. And they told unto all the people, saying, Behold, the king doth sit in the gate. And all the people came before the king: for Israel had fled every man to his tent.




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