Daily Word OT

September 6, 2019

2 SAMUEL 13:13-31
13:13 And where will I carry my shame? And you, you will be like one of the foolish men in Israel. Now therefore, speak to the king, I beg you; for he will not withhold me from you.
13:14 But he would not listen to her voice. And being stronger than she, he forced her and lay with her.
13:15 Then Amnon hated her with a very great hatred, for the hatred with which he hated her was greater than the love with which he had loved her. And Amnon said to her, Rise up and go.
13:16 But she said to him, Do not cause this greater wrong by sending me away, greater than the other that you have done to me. But he would not listen to her.
13:17 And he called his young man who served him and said, Send this woman away from me outside, and bolt the door behind her.
13:18 Now she had a long garment with sleeves, for the virgin daughters of the king dressed themselves in such robes. So his servant brought her outside and bolted the door behind her.
13:19 And Tamar put ashes upon her head and rent the long garment with sleeves that was upon her, and she put her hand on her head and went off, crying aloud as she went.
13:20 Then Absalom her brother said to her, Has Amnon your brother been with you? But be quiet now, my sister. He is your brother; do not take this thing to heart. And Tamar remained in her brother Absalom’s house, desolate.
13:21 And when King David heard about all these things, he was very angry.
13:22 But Absalom did not speak anything good or evil to Amnon, for Absalom hated Amnon because he had forced Tamar his sister.
13:23 Then after two full years, while Absalom had sheep shearers in Baal-hazor, which is by Ephraim, Absalom invited all the king’s sons.
13:24 And Absalom came to the king and said, Your servant now has sheep shearers. May the king and his servants go now with your servant.
13:25 But the king said to Absalom, No, my son; let us not all go, or we will be a burden to you. And he pressed him, but he would not go; yet he gave him his blessing.
13:26 Then Absalom said, If not, then let Amnon my brother go with us. And the king said to him, Why should he go with you?
13:27 But Absalom pressed him, and he let Amnon and all the king’s sons go with him.
13:28 And Absalom commanded his attendants, saying, Watch now when Amnon’s heart is merry with wine; and when I say to you, Strike Amnon, then kill him. Do not be afraid; is it not I who have commanded you? Be strong and valiant.
13:29 And Absalom’s attendants did to Amnon as Absalom had commanded. And all the king’s sons rose up, and each mounted his mule and fled.
13:30 And while they were on the way, the report came to David, namely, Absalom has struck down all the king’s sons, and not one of them is left.
13:31 And the king rose up and rent his garments and lay on the ground, and all his servants stood by with their garments rent.