2 SAMUEL 19:7

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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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2 Samuel 19:7 Translation & Meaning

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Now וְעַתָּה֙ At this time, whether adverb, conjunction or expletive Now
therefore arise, ק֣וּם To rise (in various applications, literal, figurative, intensive and causative) therefore arise
go forth, צֵ֔א To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim go forth
and speak וְדַבֵּ֖ר Perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue speak
comfortably לֵ֣ב The heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the center of anything comfortably
unto thy servants: עֲבָדֶ֑יךָ A servant servants
for כִּי֩ (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
I swear נִשְׁבַּ֜עְתִּי To seven oneself, i.e., swear (as if by repeating a declaration seven times) swear
by the Lord, בַֽיהוָ֨ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
if כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed if
thou go not forth, יוֹצֵ֗א To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim go not forth
there will not אִם Used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogative, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence, as a negative, not not
tarry יָלִ֨ין To stop (usually over night); by implication, to stay permanently; hence (in a bad sense) to be obstinate (especially in words, to complain) tarry
one אִ֤ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) one
with אִתְּךָ֙ Properly, nearness (used only as a preposition or an adverb), near; hence, generally, with, by, at, among, etc with
thee this night: הַלַּ֔יְלָה Properly, a twist (away of the light), i.e., night; figuratively, adversity night
and that זֹ֗את This (often used adverb) and that
will be worse וְרָעָ֧ה Properly, to spoil (literally, by breaking to pieces); figuratively, to make (or be) good for nothing, i.e., bad (physically, socially or morally) worse
unto thee than all מִכָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) than all
the evil הָֽרָעָה֙ Bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral) evil
that אֲשֶׁר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
befell בָּ֣אָה To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) befell
thee from thy youth מִנְּעֻרֶ֖יךָ (only in plural collective or emphatic form) youth, the state (juvenility) or the persons (young people) youth
until עַד As far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with) until
now. עָֽתָּה׃ At this time, whether adverb, conjunction or expletive now

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  • 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.

  • 9  And all the people were at strife throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, The king saved us out of the hand of our enemies, and he delivered us out of the hand of the Philistines; and now he is fled out of the land for Absalom.




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