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2 Samuel 20 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:1 - There happened to be there a base fellow, whose name was Sheva, the son of Bikhri, a Binyamini: and he blew the shofar, and said, We have no portion in David, neither have we inheritance in the son of Yishai: every man to his tents, Yisra'el.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:2 - So all the men of Yisra'el went up from following David, and followed Sheva the son of Bikhri; but the men of Yehudah joined with their king, from the Yarden even to Yerushalayim.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:3 - David came to his house at Yerushalayim; and the king took the ten women his concubines, whom he had left to keep the house, and put them in custody, and provided them with sustenance, but didn't go in to them. So they were shut up to the day of their death, living in widowhood.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:4 - Then said the king to `Amasa, Call me the men of Yehudah together within three days, and be here present.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:5 - So `Amasa went to call the men of Yehudah together; but he stayed longer than the set time which he had appointed him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:6 - David said to Avishai, Now will Sheva the son of Bikhri do us more harm than did Avshalom: take your lord's servants, and pursue after him, lest he get him fortified cities, and escape out of our sight.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:7 - There went out after him Yo'av's men, and the Kereti and the Peleti, and all the mighty men; and they went out of Yerushalayim, to pursue after Sheva the son of Bikhri.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:8 - When they were at the great stone which is in Giv`on, `Amasa came to meet them. Yo'av was girded with his apparel of war that he had put on, and thereon was a sash with a sword fastened on his loins in the sheath of it; and as he went forth it fell out.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:9 - Yo'av said to `Amasa, Is it well with you, my brother? Yo'av took `Amasa by the beard with his right hand to kiss him.

Amasa Murdered

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:10 - But `Amasa took no heed to the sword that was in Yo'av's hand: so he struck him therewith in the body, and shed out his bowels to the ground, and didn't strike him again; and he died. Yo'av and Avishai his brother pursued after Sheva the son of Bikhri.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:11 - There stood by him one of Yo'av's young men, and said, He who favors Yo'av, and he who is for David, let him follow Yo'av.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:12 - `Amasa lay wallowing in his blood in the midst of the highway. When the man saw that all the people stood still, he carried `Amasa out of the highway into the field, and cast a garment over him, when he saw that everyone who came by him stood still.

Revolt Put Down

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:13 - When he was removed out of the highway, all the people went on after Yo'av, to pursue after Sheva the son of Bikhri.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:14 - He went through all the tribes of Yisra'el to Hevel, and to Beit-Ma`akha, and all the Beri`i: and they were gathered together, and went also after him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:15 - They came and besieged him in Hevel of Beit-Ma`akha, and they cast up a mound against the city, and it stood against the rampart; and all the people who were with Yo'av battered the wall, to throw it down.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:16 - Then cried a wise woman out of the city, "Hear, hear! Please say to Yo'av, 'Come near here, that I may speak with you.'"
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:17 - He came near to her; and the woman said, Are you Yo'av? He answered, I am. Then she said to him, Hear the words of your handmaid. He answered, I do hear.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:18 - Then she spoke, saying, They were wont to speak in old time, saying, They shall surely ask counsel at Hevel: and so they ended the matter.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:19 - I am of those who are peaceable and faithful in Yisra'el: you seek to destroy a city and a mother in Yisra'el: why will you swallow up the inheritance of the LORD?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:20 - Yo'av answered, Far be it, far be it from me, that I should swallow up or destroy.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:21 - The matter is not so: but a man of the hill-country of Efrayim, Sheva the son of Bikhri by name, has lifted up his hand against the king, even against David; deliver him only, and I will depart from the city. The woman said to Yo'av, Behold, his head shall be thrown to you over the wall.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:22 - Then the woman went to all the people in her wisdom. They cut off the head of Sheva the son of Bikhri, and threw it out to Yo'av. He blew the shofar, and they were dispersed from the city, every man to his tent. Yo'av returned to Yerushalayim to the king.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:23 - Now Yo'av was over all the host of Yisra'el; and Benayah the son of Yehoiada was over the Kereti and over the Peleti;
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:24 - and Adoram was over the men subject to forced labor; and Yehoshafat the son of Achilud was the recorder;
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:25 - and Sheva was Sofer; and Tzadok and Avyatar were Kohanim;
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:26 - and also `Ira the Ya'irite was chief minister to David.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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