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1 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah perceived that the king's heart went out to Absalom. Return of Absalom. 2Sm.14.1-24וַיֵּדַע יֹואָב בֶּן־צְרֻיָה כִּי־לֵב הַמֶּלֶךְ עַל־אַבְשָׁלֹום׃
2 And Joab sent to Tekoa, and fetched from there a wise woman, and said to her, "Pretend to be a mourner, and put on mourning garments; do not anoint yourself with oil, but behave like a woman who has been mourning many days for the dead;  וַיִּשְׁלַח יֹואָב תְּקֹועָה וַיִּקַּח מִשָּׁם אִשָּׁה חֲכָמָה וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלֶיהָ הִתְאַבְּלִי־נָא וְלִבְשִׁי־נָא בִגְדֵי־אֵבֶל וְאַל־תָּסוּכִי שֶׁמֶן וְהָיִית כְּאִשָּׁה זֶה יָמִים רַבִּים מִתְאַבֶּלֶת עַל־מֵת׃
3 and go to the king, and speak thus to him." So Joab put the words in her mouth.  וּבָאת אֶל־הַמֶּלֶךְ וְדִבַּרְתְּ אֵלָיו כַּדָּבָר הַזֶּה וַיָּשֶׂם יֹואָב אֶת־הַדְּבָרִים בְּפִיהָ׃
4 When the woman of Tekoa came to the king, she fell on her face to the ground, and did obeisance, and said, "Help, O king."  וַתֹּאמֶר הָאִשָּׁה הַתְּקֹעִית אֶל־הַמֶּלֶךְ וַתִּפֹּל עַל־אַפֶּיהָ אַרְצָה וַתִּשְׁתָּחוּ וַתֹּאמֶר הֹושִׁעָה הַמֶּלֶךְ׃ ס
5 And the king said to her, "What is your trouble?" She answered, "Alas, I am a widow; my husband is dead.  וַיֹּאמֶר־לָהּ הַמֶּלֶךְ מַה־לָּךְ וַתֹּאמֶר אֲבָל אִשָּׁה־אַלְמָנָה אָנִי וַיָּמָת אִישִׁי׃
6 And your handmaid had two sons, and they quarreled with one another in the field; there was no one to part them, and one struck the other and killed him.  וּלְשִׁפְחָתְךָ שְׁנֵי בָנִים וַיִּנָּצוּ שְׁנֵיהֶם בַּשָּׂדֶה וְאֵין מַצִּיל בֵּינֵיהֶם וַיַּכֹּו הָאֶחָד אֶת־הָאֶחָד וַיָּמֶת אֹתֹו׃
7 And now the whole family has risen against your handmaid, and they say, 'Give up the man who struck his brother, that we may kill him for the life of his brother whom he slew'; and so they would destroy the heir also. Thus they would quench my coal which is left, and leave to my husband neither name nor remnant upon the face of the earth."  וְהִנֵּה קָמָה כָל־הַמִּשְׁפָּחָה עַל־שִׁפְחָתֶךָ וַיֹּאמְרוּ תְּנִי אֶת־מַכֵּה אָחִיו וּנְמִתֵהוּ בְּנֶפֶשׁ אָחִיו אֲשֶׁר הָרָג וְנַשְׁמִידָה גַּם אֶת־הַיֹּורֵשׁ וְכִבּוּ אֶת־גַּחַלְתִּי אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁאָרָה לְבִלְתִּי {כ= שֹׂום} {ק= שִׂים}־לְאִישִׁי שֵׁם וּשְׁאֵרִית עַל־פְּנֵי הָאֲדָמָה׃ ף
8 Then the king said to the woman, "Go to your house, and I will give orders concerning you."  וַיֹּאמֶר הַמֶּלֶךְ אֶל־הָאִשָּׁה לְכִי לְבֵיתֵךְ וַאֲנִי אֲצַוֶּה עָלָיִךְ׃
9 And the woman of Tekoa said to the king, "On me be the guilt, my lord the king, and on my father's house; let the king and his throne be guiltless."  וַתֹּאמֶר הָאִשָּׁה הַתְּקֹועִית אֶל־הַמֶּלֶךְ עָלַי אֲדֹנִי הַמֶּלֶךְ הֶעָוֹן וְעַל־בֵּית אָבִי וְהַמֶּלֶךְ וְכִסְאֹו נָקִי׃ ס
10 The king said, "If any one says anything to you, bring him to me, and he shall never touch you again."  וַיֹּאמֶר הַמֶּלֶךְ הַמְדַבֵּר אֵלַיִךְ וַהֲבֵאתֹו אֵלַי וְלֹא־יֹסִיף עֹוד לָגַעַת בָּךְ׃
11 Then she said, "Pray let the king invoke Yahweh your God, that the avenger of blood slay no more, and my son be not destroyed." He said, "As Yahweh lives, not one hair of your son shall fall to the ground."  וַתֹּאמֶר יִזְכָּר־נָא הַמֶּלֶךְ אֶת־יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ {כ= מֵהַרְבִית} {ק= מֵהַרְבַּת} גֹּאֵל הַדָּם לְשַׁחֵת וְלֹא יַשְׁמִידוּ אֶת־בְּנִי וַיֹּאמֶר חַי־יְהוָה אִם־יִפֹּל מִשַּׂעֲרַת בְּנֵךְ אָרְצָה׃
12 Then the woman said, "Pray let your handmaid speak a word to my lord the king." He said, "Speak."  וַתֹּאמֶר הָאִשָּׁה תְּדַבֶּר־נָא שִׁפְחָתְךָ אֶל־אֲדֹנִי הַמֶּלֶךְ דָּבָר וַיֹּאמֶר דַּבֵּרִי׃ ס
13 And the woman said, "Why then have you planned such a thing against the people of God? For in giving this decision the king convicts himself, inasmuch as the king does not bring his banished one home again.  וַתֹּאמֶר הָאִשָּׁה וְלָמָּה חָשַׁבְתָּה כָּזֹאת עַל־עַם אֱלֹהִים וּמִדַּבֵּר הַמֶּלֶךְ הַדָּבָר הַזֶּה כְּאָשֵׁם לְבִלְתִּי הָשִׁיב הַמֶּלֶךְ אֶת־נִדְּחֹו׃
14 We must all die, we are like water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; but God will not take away the life of him who devises means not to keep his banished one an outcast.  כִּי־מֹות נָמוּת וְכַמַּיִם הַנִּגָּרִים אַרְצָה אֲשֶׁר לֹא יֵאָסֵפוּ וְלֹא־יִשָּׂא אֱלֹהִים נֶפֶשׁ וְחָשַׁב מַחֲשָׁבֹות לְבִלְתִּי יִדַּח מִמֶּנּוּ נִדָּח׃
15 Now I have come to say this to my lord the king because the people have made me afraid; and your handmaid thought, 'I will speak to the king; it may be that the king will perform the request of his servant.  וְעַתָּה אֲשֶׁר־בָּאתִי לְדַבֵּר אֶל־הַמֶּלֶךְ אֲדֹנִי אֶת־הַדָּבָר הַזֶּה כִּי יֵרְאֻנִי הָעָם וַתֹּאמֶר שִׁפְחָתְךָ אֲדַבְּרָה־נָּא אֶל־הַמֶּלֶךְ אוּלַי יַעֲשֶׂה הַמֶּלֶךְ אֶת־דְּבַר אֲמָתֹו׃
16 For the king will hear, and deliver his servant from the hand of the man who would destroy me and my son together from the heritage of God.'  כִּי יִשְׁמַע הַמֶּלֶךְ לְהַצִּיל אֶת־אֲמָתֹו מִכַּף הָאִישׁ לְהַשְׁמִיד אֹתִי וְאֶת־בְּנִי יַחַד מִנַּחֲלַת אֱלֹהִים׃
17 And your handmaid thought, 'The word of my lord the king will set me at rest'; for my lord the king is like the angel of God to discern good and evil. Yahweh your God be with you!"  וַתֹּאמֶר שִׁפְחָתְךָ יִהְיֶה־נָּא דְּבַר־אֲדֹנִי הַמֶּלֶךְ לִמְנוּחָה כִּי כְּמַלְאַךְ הָאֱלֹהִים כֵּן אֲדֹנִי הַמֶּלֶךְ לִשְׁמֹעַ הַטֹּוב וְהָרָע וַיהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ יְהִי עִמָּךְ׃ ף
18 Then the king answered the woman, "Do not hide from me anything I ask you." And the woman said, "Let my lord the king speak."  וַיַּעַן הַמֶּלֶךְ וַיֹּאמֶר אֶל־הָאִשָּׁה אַל־נָא תְכַחֲדִי מִמֶּנִּי דָּבָר אֲשֶׁר אָנֹכִי שֹׁאֵל אֹתָךְ וַתֹּאמֶר הָאִשָּׁה יְדַבֶּר־נָא אֲדֹנִי הַמֶּלֶךְ׃
19 The king said, "Is the hand of Joab with you in all this?" The woman answered and said, "As surely as you live, my lord the king, one cannot turn to the right hand or to the left from anything that my lord the king has said. It was your servant Joab who bade me; it was he who put all these words in the mouth of your handmaid.  וַיֹּאמֶר הַמֶּלֶךְ הֲיַד יֹואָב אִתָּךְ בְּכָל־זֹאת וַתַּעַן הָאִשָּׁה וַתֹּאמֶר חֵי־נַפְשְׁךָ אֲדֹנִי הַמֶּלֶךְ אִם־אִשׁ לְהֵמִין וּלְהַשְׂמִיל מִכֹּל אֲשֶׁר־דִּבֶּר אֲדֹנִי הַמֶּלֶךְ כִּי־עַבְדְּךָ יֹואָב הוּא צִוָּנִי וְהוּא שָׂם בְּפִי שִׁפְחָתְךָ אֵת כָּל־הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה׃
20 In order to change the course of affairs your servant Joab did this. But my lord has wisdom like the wisdom of the angel of God to know all things that are on the earth."  לְבַעֲבוּר סַבֵּב אֶת־פְּנֵי הַדָּבָר עָשָׂה עַבְדְּךָ יֹואָב אֶת־הַדָּבָר הַזֶּה וַאדֹנִי חָכָם כְּחָכְמַת מַלְאַךְ הָאֱלֹהִים לָדַעַת אֶת־כָּל־אֲשֶׁר בָּאָרֶץ׃ ס
21 Then the king said to Joab, "Behold now, I grant this; go, bring back the young man Absalom."  וַיֹּאמֶר הַמֶּלֶךְ אֶל־יֹואָב הִנֵּה־נָא עָשִׂיתִי אֶת־הַדָּבָר הַזֶּה וְלֵךְ הָשֵׁב אֶת־הַנַּעַר אֶת־אַבְשָׁלֹום׃
22 And Joab fell on his face to the ground, and did obeisance, and blessed the king; and Joab said, "Today your servant knows that I have found favour in your sight, my lord the king, in that the king has granted the request of his servant."  וַיִּפֹּל יֹואָב אֶל־פָּנָיו אַרְצָה וַיִּשְׁתַּחוּ וַיְבָרֶךְ אֶת־הַמֶּלֶךְ וַיֹּאמֶר יֹואָב הַיֹּום יָדַע עַבְדְּךָ כִּי־מָצָאתִי חֵן בְּעֵינֶיךָ אֲדֹנִי הַמֶּלֶךְ אֲשֶׁר־עָשָׂה הַמֶּלֶךְ אֶת־דְּבַר {כ= עַבְדֹּו} {ק= עַבְדֶּךָ
23 So Joab arose and went to Geshur, and brought Absalom to Jerusalem.  וַיָּקָם יֹואָב וַיֵּלֶךְ גְּשׁוּרָה וַיָּבֵא אֶת־אַבְשָׁלֹום יְרוּשָׁלִָם׃ ף
24 And the king said, "Let him dwell apart in his own house; he is not to come into my presence." So Absalom dwelt apart in his own house, and did not come into the king's presence.  וַיֹּאמֶר הַמֶּלֶךְ יִסֹּב אֶל־בֵּיתֹו וּפָנַי לֹא יִרְאֶה וַיִּסֹּב אַבְשָׁלֹום אֶל־בֵּיתֹו וּפְנֵי הַמֶּלֶךְ לֹא רָאָה׃ ס
25 Now in all Israel there was no one so much to be praised for his beauty as Absalom; from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him. Absalom is reconciled to David. 2Sm.14.25-33וּכְאַבְשָׁלֹום לֹא־הָיָה אִישׁ־יָפֶה בְּכָל־יִשְׂרָאֵל לְהַלֵּל מְאֹד מִכַּף רַגְלֹו וְעַד קָדְקֳדֹו לֹא־הָיָה בֹו מוּם׃
26 And when he cut the hair of his head (for at the end of every year he used to cut it; when it was heavy on him, he cut it), he weighed the hair of his head, two hundred shekels by the king's weight.  וּבְגַלְּחֹו אֶת־רֹאשֹׁו וְהָיָה מִקֵּץ יָמִים לַיָּמִים אֲשֶׁר יְגַלֵּחַ כִּי־כָבֵד עָלָיו וְגִלְּחֹו וְשָׁקַל אֶת־שְׂעַר רֹאשֹׁו מָאתַיִם שְׁקָלִים בְּאֶבֶן הַמֶּלֶךְ׃
27 There were born to Absalom three sons, and one daughter whose name was Tamar; she was a beautiful woman.  וַיִּוָּלְדוּ לְאַבְשָׁלֹום שְׁלֹושָׁה בָנִים וּבַת אַחַת וּשְׁמָהּ תָּמָר הִיא הָיְתָה אִשָּׁה יְפַת מַרְאֶה׃ ף
28 So Absalom dwelt two full years in Jerusalem, without coming into the king's presence.  וַיֵּשֶׁב אַבְשָׁלֹום בִּירוּשָׁלִַם שְׁנָתַיִם יָמִים וּפְנֵי הַמֶּלֶךְ לֹא רָאָה׃
29 Then Absalom sent for Joab, to send him to the king; but Joab would not come to him. And he sent a second time, but Joab would not come.  וַיִּשְׁלַח אַבְשָׁלֹום אֶל־יֹואָב לִשְׁלֹחַ אֹתֹו אֶל־הַמֶּלֶךְ וְלֹא אָבָה לָבֹוא אֵלָיו וַיִּשְׁלַח עֹוד שֵׁנִית וְלֹא אָבָה לָבֹוא׃
30 Then he said to his servants, "See, Joab's field is next to mine, and he has barley there; go and set it on fire." So Absalom's servants set the field on fire.  וַיֹּאמֶר אֶל־עֲבָדָיו רְאוּ חֶלְקַת יֹואָב אֶל־יָדִי וְלֹו־שָׁם שְׂעֹרִים לְכוּ {כ= וְהֹוצִּתֵיהָ} {ק= וְהַצִּיתוּהָ} בָאֵשׁ וַיַּצִּתוּ עַבְדֵי אַבְשָׁלֹום אֶת־הַחֶלְקָה בָּאֵשׁ׃ ף
31 Then Joab arose and went to Absalom at his house, and said to him, "Why have your servants set my field on fire?"  וַיָּקָם יֹואָב וַיָּבֹא אֶל־אַבְשָׁלֹום הַבָּיְתָה וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלָיו לָמָּה הִצִּיתוּ עֲבָדֶךָ אֶת־הַחֶלְקָה אֲשֶׁר־לִי בָּאֵשׁ׃
32 Absalom answered Joab, "Behold, I sent word to you, 'Come here, that I may send you to the king, to ask, "Why have I come from Geshur? It would be better for me to be there still." Now therefore let me go into the presence of the king; and if there is guilt in me, let him kill me.' "  וַיֹּאמֶר אַבְשָׁלֹום אֶל־יֹואָב הִנֵּה שָׁלַחְתִּי אֵלֶיךָ לֵאמֹר בֹּא הֵנָּה וְאֶשְׁלְחָה אֹתְךָ אֶל־הַמֶּלֶךְ לֵאמֹר לָמָּה בָּאתִי מִגְּשׁוּר טֹוב לִי עֹד אֲנִי־שָׁם וְעַתָּה אֶרְאֶה פְּנֵי הַמֶּלֶךְ וְאִם־יֶשׁ־בִּי עָוֹן וֶהֱמִתָנִי׃
33 Then Joab went to the king, and told him; and he summoned Absalom. So he came to the king, and bowed himself on his face to the ground before the king; and the king kissed Absalom.  וַיָּבֹא יֹואָב אֶל־הַמֶּלֶךְ וַיַּגֶּד־לֹו וַיִּקְרָא אֶל־אַבְשָׁלֹום וַיָּבֹא אֶל־הַמֶּלֶךְ וַיִּשְׁתַּחוּ לֹו עַל־אַפָּיו אַרְצָה לִפְנֵי הַמֶּלֶךְ וַיִּשַּׁק הַמֶּלֶךְ לְאַבְשָׁלֹום׃ ף
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