2 Samuel Chapter 13

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2 Samuel 13

1 And it came to pass after this, that Absalom the son of David had a fair sister, whose name was Tamar; and Amnon the son of David loved her.

2 And Amnon was so vexed, that he fell sick for his sister Tamar; for she was a virgin; and Amnon thought it hard for him to do anything to her.

3 But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David’s brother: and Jonadab was a very subtil man.

4 And he said unto him, Why art thou, being the king’s son, lean from day to day? wilt thou not tell me? And Amnon said unto him, I love Tamar, my brother Absalom’s sister.

5 And Jonadab said unto him, Lay thee down on thy bed, and make thyself sick: and when thy father cometh to see thee, say unto him, I pray thee, let my sister Tamar come, and give me meat, and dress the meat in my sight, that I may see it, and eat it at her hand.

6 So Amnon lay down, and made himself sick: and when the king was come to see him, Amnon said unto the king, I pray thee, let Tamar my sister come, and make me a couple of cakes in my sight, that I may eat at her hand.

7 Then David sent home to Tamar, saying, Go now to thy brother Amnon’s house, and dress him meat.

8 So Tamar went to her brother Amnon’s house; and he was laid down. And she took flour, and kneaded it, and made cakes in his sight, and did bake the cakes.

9 And she took a pan, and poured them out before him; but he refused to eat. And Amnon said, Have out all men from me. And they went out every man from him.

10 And Amnon said unto Tamar, Bring the meat into the chamber, that I may eat of thine hand. And Tamar took the cakes which she had made, and brought them into the chamber to Amnon her brother.

11 And when she had brought them unto him to eat, he took hold of her, and said unto her, Come lie with me, my sister.

12 And she answered him, Nay, my brother, do not force me; for no such thing ought to be done in Israel: do not thou this folly.

13 And I, whither shall I cause my shame to go? and as for thee, thou shalt be as one of the fools in Israel. Now therefore, I pray thee, speak unto the king; for he will not withhold me from thee.

14 Howbeit he would not hearken unto her voice: but, being stronger than she, forced her, and lay with her.

15 Then Amnon hated her exceedingly; so that the hatred wherewith he hated her was greater than the love wherewith he had loved her. And Amnon said unto her, Arise, be gone.

16 And she said unto him, There is no cause: this evil in sending me away is greater than the other that thou didst unto me. But he would not hearken unto her.

17 Then he called his servant that ministered unto him, and said, Put now this woman out from me, and bolt the door after her.

18 And she had a garment of divers colours upon her: for with such robes were the king’s daughters that were virgins apparelled. Then his servant brought her out, and bolted the door after her.

19 And Tamar put ashes on her head, and rent her garment of divers colours that was on her, and laid her hand on her head, and went on crying.

20 And Absalom her brother said unto her, Hath Amnon thy brother been with thee? but hold now thy peace, my sister: he is thy brother; regard not this thing. So Tamar remained desolate in her brother Absalom’s house.

21 But when king David heard of all these things, he was very wroth.

22 And Absalom spake unto his brother Amnon neither good nor bad: for Absalom hated Amnon, because he had forced his sister Tamar.

23 And it came to pass after two full years, that Absalom had sheepshearers in Baalhazor, which is beside Ephraim: and Absalom invited all the king’s sons.

24 And Absalom came to the king, and said, Behold now, thy servant hath sheepshearers; let the king, I beseech thee, and his servants go with thy servant.

25 And the king said to Absalom, Nay, my son, let us not all now go, lest we be chargeable unto thee. And he pressed him: howbeit he would not go, but blessed him.

26 Then said Absalom, If not, I pray thee, let my brother Amnon go with us. And the king said unto him, Why should he go with thee?

27 But Absalom pressed him, that he let Amnon and all the king’s sons go with him.

28 Now Absalom had commanded his servants, saying, Mark ye now when Amnon’s heart is merry with wine, and when I say unto you, Smite Amnon; then kill him, fear not: have not I commanded you? be courageous, and be valiant.

29 And the servants of Absalom did unto Amnon as Absalom had commanded. Then all the king’s sons arose, and every man gat him up upon his mule, and fled.

30 And it came to pass, while they were in the way, that tidings came to David, saying, Absalom hath slain all the king’s sons, and there is not one of them left.

31 Then the king arose, and tare his garments, and lay on the earth; and all his servants stood by with their clothes rent.

32 And Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David’s brother, answered and said, Let not my lord suppose that they have slain all the young men the king’s sons; for Amnon only is dead: for by the appointment of Absalom this hath been determined from the day that he forced his sister Tamar.

33 Now therefore let not my lord the king take the thing to his heart, to think that all the king’s sons are dead: for Amnon only is dead.

34 But Absalom fled. And the young man that kept the watch lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came much people by the way of the hill side behind him.

35 And Jonadab said unto the king, Behold, the king’s sons come: as thy servant said, so it is.

36 And it came to pass, as soon as he had made an end of speaking, that, behold, the king’s sons came, and lifted up their voice and wept: and the king also and all his servants wept very sore.

37 But Absalom fled, and went to Talmai, the son of Ammihud, king of Geshur. And David mourned for his son every day.

38 So Absalom fled, and went to Geshur, and was there three years.

39 And the soul of king David longed to go forth unto Absalom: for he was comforted concerning Amnon, seeing he was dead.

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37 thoughts on “2 Samuel Chapter 13

  1. This chapter reveals the tragedy of sin. Romans 6:23 CEV says “Sin pays off with death. But God’s gift is eternal life given by Jesus Christ our Lord.” Repaying a sin with a sin, is a sin. We cannot take matters into our own hands; but, rather give it to the Lord. Romans 12:19 MSG says “Don’t hit back; discover beauty in everyone. If you’ve got it in you, get along with everybody. Don’t insist on getting even; that’s not for you to do. “I’ll do the judging,” says God. “I’ll take care of it.”

  2. REGRET IS STRONGER THAN LUST

    11 And when she had brought them unto him to eat, he took hold of her, and said unto her, Come lie with me, my sister.
    12 And she answered him, Nay, my brother, do not force me; for no such thing ought to be done in Israel: do not thou this folly.
    13 And I, whither shall I cause my shame to go? and as for thee, thou shalt be as one of the fools in Israel. Now therefore, I pray thee, speak unto the king; for he will not withhold me from thee.
    14 Howbeit he would not hearken unto her voice: but, being stronger than she, forced her, and lay with her.
    15 Then Amnon hated her exceedingly; so that the hatred wherewith he hated her was greater than the love wherewith he had loved her. And Amnon said unto her, Arise, be gone.
    16 And she said unto him, There is no cause: this evil in sending me away is greater than the other that thou didst unto me. But he would not hearken unto her.

    Lust is stronger for the forbidden. Amnon, in a struggle with the lustful spirit of his fathers fall, now must deal with the consequences.

    The plot and plan for sin will not struggle to find someone to support it. Jonadab and his idea to accommodate Amnon was the only support that was needed for Amnon to cross the line.

    We witness the depth of the lust in Amnon for his sister, willing to violate the laws of GOD, Family and Israel. Willing to force himself on his sister, who was innocently attempting to help her brother.

    What we will never know is the true depth of the pain, agony and regret of that decision. All we can see is that Amnon hated the thing he lusted for. The pain and regret of sin can last for generations. We must REPENT and cut off sin.

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  3. 15 Then Amnon hated her exceedingly; so that the hatred wherewith he hated her was greater than the love wherewith he had loved her. And Amnon said unto her, Arise, be gone.

    Satan always paints a beautiful picture but in the end it brings heartache and hatred. Only Gods grace and mercy can remove sin and cleanse the soul of wrong. Thank God for the cleansing blood.

  4. 39. And the soul of king David longed to go forth unto Absalom: for he was comforted concerning Amnon, seeing he was dead.

    That which is unrecoverable can be mourned and dealt with, but that which has hope of recovery, the mind and heart struggle to carry on without.

  5. 5 And Jonadab said unto him, Lay thee down on thy bed, and make thyself sick: and when thy father cometh to see thee, say unto him, I pray thee, let my sister Tamar come, and give me meat, and dress the meat in my sight, that I may see it, and eat it at her hand.

    Be careful of the friends you keep around. They can put the wrong idea in your head. They can steer you in the wrong direction instead of correcting your ridiculous behavior. Stay away from people that tell you what you want to hear. Mboyt lmt

  6. 2 Samuel 13:3-5 (MSG)
    3) Ammon had a good friend, Jonadab, the son of David’s brother Shimeah. Jonadab was exceptionally streetwise.
    4) He said to Amnon, “Why are you moping around like this, day after day – you, the son of the king! Tell me what’s eaing at you.” In a word, Tamar,” said Amnon. “My brother Absalom’s sister. I’m in love with her.”
    5) “Here’s what you do,” said Jonadab. “Go to bed and pretend you’re sick. When your father comes to visit you, say, “Have my sister Tamar come and prepare some supper for me here where I can watch her and she can feed me.”

    A good friend will tell you what you want to hear, but a true friend will tell you what you need to hear. The problem was Amnon had a good friend not a true friend. If Jonadab would have been a true friend, he would have adviced Amnon differently and corrected him. Proverbs 27:6 says, “Wounds from a sincere (true) friend are better than many kisses from an enemy.” (NLT)

    Be careful who your friends are.

  7. 15 Then suddenly Amnon’s love turned to hate, and he hated her even more than he had loved her. “Get out of here!” he snarled at her. (NLT)

    How quickly love turns to hate in the presence of sin and wickedness…

  8. Intentional sin
    5. Jonadab said unto him, Lay thee down on thy bed, and make thyself sick: and when thy father cometh to see thee, say unto him, I pray thee, let my sister Tamar come, and give me meat, and dress the meat in my sight, that I may see it, and eat it at her hand.

    I know Sin is sin no matter if is disrespect to parents or killing someone, the sin still will lead you to spiritual death. Intentional sin,
    When you take the time to plan it out, and in this case bad council of a friend. All that lust that at the end became hatred towards Tamar; I think is more because she became the evidence or constant reminder of his sin. May the Lord help us not to fall for bad council to keep good company of brothers and sisters, for if we hang with the world we begin acting like the world,and may He keep us United at all times, for iron sharpens iron. In Jesus Name Amen

  9. 15 Then Amnon hated her exceedingly; so that the hatred wherewith he hated her was greater than the love wherewith he had loved her. And Amnon said unto her, Arise, be gone.

    16 And she said unto him, There is no cause: this evil in sending me away is greater than the other that thou didst unto me. But he would not hearken unto her.

  10. 3 But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David’s brother: and Jonadab was a very subtil man.
    Friends can make you or break you. In Amnons case it killed him. We must find friends who will help us live for God and do right. Not friends who will pull us away from God. Good friends could mean the difference between spiritual life and death.

  11. 2 Samuel 13:3 (KJV Strong’s)
    3 But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David’s brother: and Jonadab was a very subtil man.

    Be careful who you associate with. Amnon’ friend was his cousin Jonadab. He convinced Amnon to lay with Tamar destroying her, and eventually his supposed friend. Yet the end of the story reads of Jonadab giving counsel to King David. Jonadab survived but Amnon was killed.

    Who you befriend will determine your destiny.

    1 Corinthians 15:33 (KJV Strong’s)
    33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

  12. 24 And Absalom came to the king, and said, Behold now, thy servant hath sheepshearers; let the king, I beseech thee, and his servants go with thy servant.

    25 And the king said to Absalom, Nay, my son, let us not all now go, lest we be chargeable unto thee. And he pressed him: howbeit he would not go, but blessed him.

  13. 39 And the soul of king David longed to go forth unto Absalom: for he was comforted concerning Amnon, seeing he was dead.

    David did not approve of the actions of his sons but in the end he knew he could do nothing for amnon now that he was dead, just like his first child with Bathsheba. But David still had hope for absalom. Absalom ran away but he was still alive, he could still turn his life around. Today we see people being killed left and right. It should utterly break our hearts when these senseless acts happen no matter who the victims are. There is nothing we can do for them when they are gone. Their souls are gone to meet their judgement. We should have a longing in our souls like David for absalom, for those that live in sin but still have a chance to come to Jesus. God help us to help them.

  14. This chapter definitely sickened me. Absalon lusted after is own sister Tamar. WHAT a sick and twisted mind he had. Absalon and Jonadad planned out his dirty deed,and tried to cover his tracks. Choose your friends wisely! We can tell who you are by the kind of friends you hang out with.

  15. 33 Now therefore let not my lord the king take the thing to his heart, to think that all the king’s sons are dead: for Amnon only is dead.

    Your dream is not dead. Don’t allow the enemy to tell you that your dream is dead. It is alive and well. Refocus and grow.

  16. 15 Then Amnon hated her with intense hatred. In fact, he hated her more than he had loved her. Amnon said to her, “Get up and get out!”

    Hate became more than love to his sister. First that’s just disgusting. Second, he loved then hated her all because he sinned and then made it worst to himself. How fast it is to have sin control our life’s, but thank God he made it even faster to wash away our sins when we mean it!

  17. 39 And the soul of king David longed to go forth unto Absalom: for he was comforted concerning Amnon, seeing he was dead.

    Not sure if David was a great father as he was a leader, the bible does not give much exmples about it. If you are a parent is always good to be in the middle of your children’s lives. They are the first you have to lead and give an acount for.

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    5 And Jonadab said unto him, Lay thee down on thy bed, and make thyself sick: and when thy father cometh to see thee, say unto him, I pray thee, let my sister Tamar come, and give me meat, and dress the meat in my sight, that I may see it, and eat it at her

    Never ever listen to pagan council. Too bad this fellow didn’t give better council.

  19. “But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David’s brother: and Jonadab was a very subtil man.” The word of God (Jesus) identified deception. One would be wise to observe who one listens too and never trust a deceiver (liar). For they (deceivers/liars) have no allegiance to anyone other than self. Dear God, expose and remove far from us deceptiveness, in Jesus name. God Bless America, Israel, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  20. “Then Amnon hated her exceedingly; so that the hatred wherewith he hated her was greater than the love wherewith he had loved her. And Amnon said unto her, Arise, be gone.” There is no room for love with sin, as such sin brought about hatred. The heart is strengthened by love; whereas it is hurt by the opposite. We should be mindful of this as we journey through this life, and even the more so in our walk with the Lord. God help us to love as you loved, in Jesus name.

  21. Amnon was battling with the spirit of lust. A spirit that has brought many people down. You can’t allow spirits to continue to brew. The more you feed a spirit, the stronger it will become. God has not given us the spirit of fear. We can speak to those things in our life that try to bring us down. God has given us that authority.

  22. This chapter proves the wicked mind. Premeditated sin. When this happens it like a sinner falls into a trans and cannot think. The lust of the desire takes over and there is no fighting it. Once the sin is complete, deep regret, a sickening regret sinks in. wjen your caught in something like this you
    Look back and try to make since of it and figure it out. The only problem is your brain wasn’t working properly when you made the decision. The regret on the other side is always greater than the satisfaction of the sin.

  23. 7 Then David sent home to Tamar, saying, Go now to thy brother Amnon’s house, and dress him meat.

    8 So Tamar went to her brother Amnon’s house; and he was laid down. And she took flour, and kneaded it, and made cakes in his sight, and did bake the cakes.

    Be obedient to your leaders at all times.

  24. According to Lev 20:17, David failed to uphold the law by showing favoritism to Amnon and not disciplining him. Absalom decided to avenge his sister. The prophecy of Nathan is seen at work here.

  25. 2 Samuel 13:6 So Amnon lay down, and made himself sick: and when the king was come to see him, Amnon said unto the king, I pray thee, let Tamar my sister come, and make me a couple of cakes in my sight, that I may eat at her hand.

    The extent that some will go to to force others to do there will. Some people will not stop until they get there way, not knowing that it can cost them there life one day.

  26. The pleasures of sin is for a season. It not only effects the person sinning but it effects those around them as well. Sin when it is finished brings forth dead. In this chapter physical death to Ammon, but to Tamar it brought a type of death to her as well. Some people never recover from being the victim of such sins, others recover only by the grace and mercy of God.

  27. Now David faces the evil the Lord spoke would come as a result of his sins with Bathsheba and Uriah. He’s suffering heartbreak that might never have occurred. Absalom took his revenge and now fears his father’s revenge. David’s heart longed for Absalom, yet he never reached out to him. This family is in such a tangled mess, and yet families today get this messed up too. Some things, only God can restore and mend! We must be Jesus to every person who comes into our church, because this world can cause terrible abuse and offence to them. Satan goes about like a roaring lion, seeking to destroy everyone that he can. We must bring people to him, so the God of love, peace and joy can heal and restore.

  28. 2 Samuel 13:28 Absalom ordered his men listen! When Amnon is in high spirits from drinking wine and I say to you strike Amnon down then kill him. Don’t be afraid haven’t i given you this order? Be strong and brave. So Absalom’s men did to Amnon with Absalom had ordered. Then all the king’s sons mounted their mules and fled. While they were on their way the report came to David Absalom has struck down all the king’s sons not one of them is left. The king stood up tore his clothes and lay down on the ground and all his attendance stood by with their clothes torn. But Jonadab son of Shimeah David’s brother said my lord should not think that they killed all the princes only Amnon is dead. This has been Absalom’s express intention ever since the day Amnon rape his sister Tamar. My lord the king should not be concerned about the report that the king’s sons are dead. Only Amnon is dead.

  29. “And she said unto him, There is no cause: this evil in sending me away is greater than the other that thou didst unto me. But he would not hearken unto her.”(2 Samuel‬ ‭13:16‬ ‭KJV)

    It is not unusual for persons instigated by violent and irregular passions to go from one extreme to another. In case the sudden revulsion is easily accounted for; the atrocity of his conduct, with all the feelings of shame, remorse, and dread of exposure and punishment.

  30. Tamar mourns and yet no one comes to her rescue not even her father, king David, who alone has the power to discipline Ammon. Perhaps because of his own scandalous affair with Bathsheba, David feels he has no right to rebuke his son. David’s not only hurts Tamar but also causes a seed of hatred to grow in Absaloms heart. Absalom feels that he has to take matters into his own hands to avenge his sister of injustice. Taking matters into our own hands subtracts our faith in God. Allowing God to avenge us of injustice puts our trust in Him that he will handle our enemies.

  31. 4 One day Jonadab said to Amnon, “What’s the trouble? Why should the son of a king look so dejected morning after morning?

    If sin is allowed, it will continue to control you. Amnon could not control his sin, it over took him spiritually. He contemplated his desire to be with Tamar, and justified his actions towards her. Once he went through with it, he felt guilty.

  32. “So his servant threw her out. Then he locked the door behind her. Tamar was wearing a beautiful robe. It was the kind of robe the virgin daughters of the king wore.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭13:18‬ ‭NIRV‬‬

    “After this I looked, and there in front of me was a huge crowd of people. They stood in front of the throne and in front of the Lamb. There were so many that no one could count them. They came from every nation, tribe, people and language. They were wearing white robes. In their hands they were holding palm branches. They cried out in a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne. Salvation also belongs to the Lamb.””
    ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭7:9-10‬ ‭NIRV‬‬

  33. But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David’s brother: and Jonadab was a very subtil man.

    4 And he said unto him, Why art thou, being the king’s son, lean from day to day? wilt thou not tell me? And Amnon said unto him, I love Tamar, my brother Absalom’s sister.

    5 And Jonadab said unto him, Lay thee down on thy bed, and make thyself sick: and when thy father cometh to see thee, say unto him, I pray thee, let my sister Tamar come, and give me meat, and dress the meat in my sight, that I may see it, and eat it at her hand.

    6 So Amnon lay down, and made himself sick: and when the king was come to see him, Amnon said unto the king, I pray thee, let Tamar my sister come, and make me a couple of cakes in my sight, that I may eat at her hand.

    It is one thing to be given bad advise but to follow it is terrible. We can all agree that at some point in our lives someone has given us bad advise. Yet our maturity in the spirit and common sense should be able to help us see that some advise will be detrimental to us in many ways.

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