2 Samuel Chapter 14

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2 Samuel 14

1 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah perceived that the king’s heart was toward Absalom.

2 And Joab sent to Tekoah, and fetched thence a wise woman, and said unto her, I pray thee, feign thyself to be a mourner, and put on now mourning apparel, and anoint not thyself with oil, but be as a woman that had a long time mourned for the dead:

3 And come to the king, and speak on this manner unto him. So Joab put the words in her mouth.

4 And when the woman of Tekoah spake to the king, she fell on her face to the ground, and did obeisance, and said, Help, O king.

5 And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, I am indeed a widow woman, and mine husband is dead.

6 And thy handmaid had two sons, and they two strove together in the field, and there was none to part them, but the one smote the other, and slew him.

7 And, behold, the whole family is risen against thine handmaid, and they said, Deliver him that smote his brother, that we may kill him, for the life of his brother whom he slew; and we will destroy the heir also: and so they shall quench my coal which is left, and shall not leave to my husband neither name nor remainder upon the earth.

8 And the king said unto the woman, Go to thine house, and I will give charge concerning thee.

9 And the woman of Tekoah said unto the king, My lord, O king, the iniquity be on me, and on my father’s house: and the king and his throne be guiltless.

10 And the king said, Whoever saith ought unto thee, bring him to me, and he shall not touch thee any more.

11 Then said she, I pray thee, let the king remember the Lord thy God, that thou wouldest not suffer the revengers of blood to destroy any more, lest they destroy my son. And he said, As the Lord liveth, there shall not one hair of thy son fall to the earth.

12 Then the woman said, Let thine handmaid, I pray thee, speak one word unto my lord the king. And he said, Say on.

13 And the woman said, Wherefore then hast thou thought such a thing against the people of God? for the king doth speak this thing as one which is faulty, in that the king doth not fetch home again his banished.

14 For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither doth God respect any person: yet doth he devise means, that his banished be not expelled from him.

15 Now therefore that I am come to speak of this thing unto my lord the king, it is because the people have made me afraid: and thy handmaid said, I will now speak unto the king; it may be that the king will perform the request of his handmaid.

16 For the king will hear, to deliver his handmaid out of the hand of the man that would destroy me and my son together out of the inheritance of God.

17 Then thine handmaid said, The word of my lord the king shall now be comfortable: for as an angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad: therefore the Lord thy God will be with thee.

18 Then the king answered and said unto the woman, Hide not from me, I pray thee, the thing that I shall ask thee. And the woman said, Let my lord the king now speak.

19 And the king said, Is not the hand of Joab with thee in all this? And the woman answered and said, As thy soul liveth, my lord the king, none can turn to the right hand or to the left from ought that my lord the king hath spoken: for thy servant Joab, he bade me, and he put all these words in the mouth of thine handmaid:

20 To fetch about this form of speech hath thy servant Joab done this thing: and my lord is wise, according to the wisdom of an angel of God, to know all things that are in the earth.

21 And the king said unto Joab, Behold now, I have done this thing: go therefore, bring the young man Absalom again.

22 And Joab fell to the ground on his face, and bowed himself, and thanked the king: and Joab said, To day thy servant knoweth that I have found grace in thy sight, my lord, O king, in that the king hath fulfilled the request of his servant.

23 So Joab arose and went to Geshur, and brought Absalom to Jerusalem.

24 And the king said, Let him turn to his own house, and let him not see my face. So Absalom returned to his own house, and saw not the king’s face.

25 But in all Israel there was none to be so much praised as Absalom for his beauty: from the sole of his foot even to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him.

26 And when he polled his head, (for it was at every year’s end that he polled it: because the hair was heavy on him, therefore he polled it:) he weighed the hair of his head at two hundred shekels after the king’s weight.

27 And unto Absalom there were born three sons, and one daughter, whose name was Tamar: she was a woman of a fair countenance.

28 So Absalom dwelt two full years in Jerusalem, and saw not the king’s face.

29 Therefore Absalom sent for Joab, to have sent him to the king; but he would not come to him: and when he sent again the second time, he would not come.

30 Therefore he said unto his servants, See, Joab’s field is near mine, and he hath barley there; go and set it on fire. And Absalom’s servants set the field on fire.

31 Then Joab arose, and came to Absalom unto his house, and said unto him, Wherefore have thy servants set my field on fire?

32 And Absalom answered Joab, Behold, I sent unto thee, saying, Come hither, that I may send thee to the king, to say, Wherefore am I come from Geshur? it had been good for me to have been there still: now therefore let me see the king’s face; and if there be any iniquity in me, let him kill me.

33 So Joab came to the king, and told him: and when he had called for Absalom, he came to the king, and bowed himself on his face to the ground before the king: and the king kissed Absalom.

41 thoughts on “2 Samuel Chapter 14

  1. 15. “I have come to plead with my lord the king because people have threatened me. I said to myself, ‘Perhaps the king will listen to me. NLT

    She was making a plea to the king on behalf of someone else. I thank God someone prayed and made a plea to the King for me!

  2. “Then said she, I pray thee, let the king remember the Lord thy God, that thou wouldest not suffer the revengers of blood to destroy any more, lest they destroy my son. And he said, As the Lord liveth, there shall not one hair of thy son fall to the earth.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭14:11‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    • “All of us must die eventually. Our lives are like water spilled out on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God does not just sweep life away; instead, he devises ways to bring us back when we have been separated from him.”
      ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭14:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

      God is devising a way to bring backsliders back to POFW. It will take wisdom to gather them in… Joab set this up in order to bring Absolom back into the Kingdom…

  3. Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.

    I truly don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have this resource/shelter that the LORD provides.

  4. “All of us must die eventually. Our lives are like water spilled out on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God does not just sweep life away; instead, he devises ways to bring us back when we have been separated from him.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭14:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    God is devising a way to bring backsliders back to POFW. It will take wisdom to gather them in… Joab set this up in order to bring Absolom back into the Kingdom…

  5. Sometimes we need a mediator for circumstances in our lives. Maybe fear is keeping us from speaking directly to the individual involved in our concern. While mediators perform a service that is sometimes needed we do not need one to talk to God. I cannot imagine having to sit in confessional booth and describe all my sins to a man and be judged and penanced by that man. What a blessed life we have to know who Jesus is and know that we can cast or concerns on him and ask forgiveness from all our sins.

  6. 22 And Joab fell to the ground on his face, and bowed himself, and thanked the king: and Joab said, To day thy servant knoweth that I have found grace in thy sight, my lord, O king, in that the king hath fulfilled the request of his servant.

    Finding grace in the kings sight. Have you found it for today. For we are not promised tomorrow. What is it that we need God’s grace for today. His grace is sufficient for me. That means it’s all I need. God will supply all my need according to his riches in glory.

  7. MOVED BY FIRE

    28 So Absalom dwelt two full years in Jerusalem, and saw not the king’s face.
    29 Therefore Absalom sent for Joab, to have sent him to the king; but he would not come to him: and when he sent again the second time, he would not come.
    30 Therefore he said unto his servants, See, Joab’s field is near mine, and he hath barley there; go and set it on fire. And Absalom’s servants set the field on fire.
    31 Then Joab arose, and came to Absalom unto his house, and said unto him, Wherefore have thy servants set my field on fire?

    After 2 years on hold, Absalom was restless in his situation. Joan in his cunning way had brought Absalom to Jerusalem. Absalom desired answers.

    Joab ignored Absalom until the FIRE. This testimony provoked my mind to consider what could happen, who could be stirred, who would come if we could start a Holy Ghost FIRE revival in the field of Fort Worth. What type of Revival could we experience. How much could we GROW.

    I pray the LORD start a FIRE in the field of my soul. A FIRE that I cannot contain and cannot control. A FIRE that I could carry to the FIELD of our city that would garner the attention of those that ignore the GOSPEL.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap

  8. 13-14 “Why, then,” the woman said, “have you done this very thing against God’s people? In his verdict, the king convicts himself by not bringing home his exiled son. We all die sometime. Water spilled on the ground can’t be gathered up again. But God does not take away life. He works out ways to get the exile back.”

  9. 15 Now therefore that I am come to speak of this thing unto my lord the king, it is because the people have made me afraid: and thy handmaid said, I will now speak unto the king; it may be that the king will perform the request of his handmaid.
    16 For the king will hear, to deliver his handmaid out of the hand of the man that would destroy me and my son together out of the inheritance of God.
    17 Then thine handmaid said, The word of my lord the king shall now be comfortable: for as an angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad: therefore the Lord thy God will be with thee.

  10. Sometimes it takes an outsider to bring light to a situation and God gives wisdom what examples to use to allow an individual to see their mistakes and repent and make things right.

    We should not be to quick to dismiss things when someone shines light on a situation but try the spirit and see if it be of God or not. God used a donkey to speak to Baalam He can use any willing vessel that will be obedient when necessary to bring restoration.

  11. “All of us must die eventually. Our lives are like water spilled out on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God does not just sweep life away; instead, he devises ways to bring us back when we have been separated from him.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭14:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬
    That God that he does not sweep our lives away but he devises a way to bring us back unto Him when we have gone astray.

  12. 2 And Joab sent to Tekoah, and fetched thence a wise woman, and said unto her, I pray thee, feign thyself to be a mourner, and put on now mourning apparel, and anoint not thyself with oil, but be as a woman that had a long time mourned for the dead:

    3 And come to the king, and speak on this manner unto him. So Joab put the words in her mouth.

    Be careful who you allow to put words into your mouth.

    Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

  13. Joab managed to make things right for Absalom, by bringing him back home and finally bringing him to his father. While Joab began the process, Absalom had to initiate meeting with the King. While others may help us, we must do our part to be restored.

  14. 2 Ssamuel 14:14 (MSG)
    “All of us must die eventually. Our lives are like water spilled out on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God does not just sweep life away, instead he devises ways to bring us back when we have been seperated from him.”

    It’s sin that seperates us from God.
    Only through the blood of Jesus Christ can we be reconciled (restore our relationship) back to God.

  15. You can’t be afraid to make your request known. The bible says we have not because we ask not (James 4:2). If you need something from God, you have to open your mouth and speak it. Your faith will take you to levels you thought were not possible. Ask and it shall be given.

  16. 11 Then said she, I pray thee, let the king remember the Lord thy God, that thou wouldest not suffer the revengers of blood to destroy any more, lest they destroy my son. And he said, As the Lord liveth, there shall not one hair of thy son fall to the earth.

  17. 15 Now therefore that I am come to speak of this thing unto my lord the king, it is because the people have made me afraid: and thy handmaid said, I will now speak unto the king; it may be that the king will perform the request of his handmaid.

    This verse reminds me of and old song. Somebody pray for me , they had on their mind , they took the time and pray for me I’m so glad they prayed I’m so glad they prayed…I’m so glad they prayed for me!!

  18. 14 We all die sometime. Water spilled on the ground can’t be gathered up again. But God does not take away life. He works out ways to get the exile back.” 15 “So now I’ve dared come to the king, my master, about all this. They’re making my life miserable, and I’m afraid. I said to myself, ‘I’ll go to the king. Maybe he’ll do something! MSG

    Sometimes we have to stand in the gap for someone. God help me to have ears that hear what you say.

  19. 14 For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither doth God respect any person: yet doth he devise means, that his banished be not expelled from him.

    The Lord is not trying to get rid of people but is eagerly wanting reconciliation. Waiting for the return of the ones he loves dearly. To all those that have separated themsleves from the Lord he is waiting for them with arms wide open. The church as the body of Christ is who will be ready to recieve and embrace them with God’s love.

  20. 2 Samuel 14:33 (KJV Strong’s)
    33 So Joab came to the king, and told him: and when he had called for Absalom, he came to the king, and bowed himself on his face to the ground before the king: and the king kissed Absalom.

    Oh how great a father’s love. King David was done wrong by Absalom yet when he saw him he came and kissed him.

    Just like the father and the prodigal son the Lord is ready to forgive us. Absalom bowed and fell on his face. This example of humility is the same we need to follow.

    The Lord is ready to forgive and will not turn away a contrite spirit.

  21. In the midst of this tragedy of rape, murder, revenge and rebellion, we find mention of Absolom’s beauty. It is probably placed here to use his good looks and charm to his advantage of taking over his fathers’ throne (2 Sam 15:1-6). His beauty came from the top of his head to the soul of his feet but the main source came from his thick hair. Not coincidently the same hair that got entangled in a tree contributing to his death (2 Sam 18:9). It is human nature to follow after beautiful and attractive people because they are appealing to the eye. Before we chose who we will follow and choose to be out leaders we should keep in mind that the Lord does not look at the things man looks at. man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. (1 Sam 16:7).

  22. “Then Joab arose, and came to Absalom unto his house, and said unto him, Wherefore have thy servants set my field on fire?” The word of God (Jesus) identified involvement. Joab involved self into a matter that cost him, as we see here. There is a price for involvement, just as there is also a price for non-involvement. Nevertheless thought should always be given before one becomes involved, and even more so on certain matters (Proverbs 26:17 He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears). Dear God, help us to pray as far more can be accomplished on one’s knees. God Bless America, Israel, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  23. “So Joab came to the king, and told him: and when he had called for Absalom, he came to the king, and bowed himself on his face to the ground before the king: and the king kissed Absalom.” David although he was hurt, still showed his love. Likewise the Lord although also hurt by sin and being ignored, still shows his love; however there is coming a day, when the Lord will say it is enough. God awaken us while there is yet time, in Jesus name.

  24. 30 Therefore he said unto his servants, See, Joab’s field is near mine, and he hath barley there; go and set it on fire. And Absalom’s servants set the field on fire.

    31 Then Joab arose, and came to Absalom unto his house, and said unto him, Wherefore have thy servants set my field on fire?

    32 And Absalom answered Joab, Behold, I sent unto thee, saying, Come hither, that I may send thee to the king, to say, Wherefore am I come from Geshur? it had been good for me to have been there still: now therefore let me see the king’s face; and if there be any iniquity in me, let him kill me.
    That is one way to get someone’s attention lol

  25. “All of us must die eventually. Our lives are like water spilled out on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God does not just sweep life away; instead, he devises ways to bring us back when we have been separated from him.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭14:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬
    God is bringing backsliders home to Pofw
    We had 411 last week
    This Sunday we could have 600! It’s all about how you invest your time! Do you invest it in material things which can’t take with you when you pass or do you invest in the things of God?

  26. 19 And the king said, Is not the hand of Joab with thee in all this? And the woman answered and said, As thy soul liveth, my lord the king, none can turn to the right hand or to the left from ought that my lord the king hath spoken: for thy servant Joab, he bade me, and he put all these words in the mouth of thine handmaid:

    No one can hide from the Lord. He knows the voice of all his children.

  27. And come to the king, and speak on this manner unto him. So Joab put the words in her mouth.

    “So Joan put the words in her mouth,” some times we are so speachless we need s Joab

  28. “And the woman of Tekoah said unto the king, My lord, O king, the iniquity be on me, and on my father’s house: and the king and his throne be guiltless..(‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭14:9‬ ‭KJV)

    We may notice here, how this widow pleads God’s mercy, and his clemency toward poor guilty sinners. The state of sinners is a state of banishment from God. God pardons none to the dishonour of his law and justice, nor any who are impenitent; nor to the encouragement of crimes, or the hurt of others.

  29. 2 Samuel 14:21 The king said to Joab, “Very well, I will do it. Go, bring back the young man Absalom.”

    When we do not discern on who we invest time and effort in restoring, we can over see red flags that should warns us to be careful but made us careless because of our like of discernment.

    If some one burns your stuff to get your attention, you need to evaluate in depth what the real motive of why the need your help.

    Don’t let people take advantage of you, discern.

  30. Verse 22 NKJV says “Then Joab fell to the ground on his face and bowed himself, and thanked the king. And Joab said, “Today your servant knows that I have found favor in your sight, my lord, O king, in that the king has fulfilled the request of his servant.” We are all servants of the most high God.

  31. 33 So Joab came to the king, and told him: and when he had called for Absalom, he came to the king, and bowed himself on his face to the ground before the king: and the king kissed Absalom.

    Hallelujah!!! This makes me see how much he respected his king…we need to do the same respect and honor the true King of Kings no matter what life brings you. He is always in control!!!

  32. 14 All of us must die eventually. Our lives are like water spilled out on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God does not just sweep life away; instead, he devises ways to bring us back when we have been separated from him.

    Oh Hallelujah! Thank You Jesus.

  33. 2 Samuel 14:28 Absalom lived two years in Jerusalem without seeing the king’s face. Then Absalom sent for Joab in order to send him to the king but Joab refuse to come to him. So he sent a second time but he refused to come. Then he said to his servants look 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. Then Joab did go to Absalom’s house and he said to him why have your servants set my field on fire? Absalom said to Joab look I sent word to you and said. Come here so I can send you to the king to ask why have I come from Geshur? It would be better for me if I were still there! Now then I want to see the king’s face and if I am guilty of anything let him put me to death.

  34. 3 Then go to the king and tell him the story I am about to tell you.” Then Joab told her what to say. 4 When the woman from Tekoa approached the king, she bowed with her face to the ground in deep respect and cried out, “O king! Help me!”

    Every now and then it may take someone else to counsel you. Yes the man of God can speak to us, but may not reach us. Each of us should be ready to speak with anyone, when someone approaches us about a problem they may be experiencing.

  35. “”King David, I’ve come here to say this to you now. I’ve done it because people have made me afraid. I thought, ‘I’ll go and speak to the king. Perhaps he’ll do what I’m asking. Perhaps he’ll agree to save me from the man who is trying to cut off me and my son from the property God gave us.’”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭14:15-16‬ ‭NIRV‬‬

    “”Ask, and it will be given to you. Search, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened to you. Everyone who asks will receive. He who searches will find. The door will be opened to the one who knocks.”
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭7:7-8‬ ‭NIRV‬‬

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