2 Samuel Chapter 19

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2 Samuel 19

1 And it was told Joab, Behold, the king weepeth and mourneth for Absalom.

2 And the victory that day was turned into mourning unto all the people: for the people heard say that day how the king was grieved for his son.

3 And the people gat them by stealth that day into the city, as people being ashamed steal away when they flee in battle.

4 But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!

5 And Joab came into the house to the king, and said, Thou hast shamed this day the faces of all thy servants, which this day have saved thy life, and the lives of thy sons and of thy daughters, and the lives of thy wives, and the lives of thy concubines;

6 In that thou lovest thine enemies, and hatest thy friends. For thou hast declared this day, that thou regardest neither princes nor servants: for this day I perceive, that if Absalom had lived, and all we had died this day, then it had pleased thee well.

7 Now therefore arise, go forth, and speak comfortably unto thy servants: for I swear by the Lord, if thou go not forth, there will not tarry one with thee this night: and that will be worse unto thee than all the evil that befell thee from thy youth until now.

8 Then the king arose, and sat in the gate. And they told unto all the people, saying, Behold, the king doth sit in the gate. And all the people came before the king: for Israel had fled every man to his tent.

9 And all the people were at strife throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, The king saved us out of the hand of our enemies, and he delivered us out of the hand of the Philistines; and now he is fled out of the land for Absalom.

10 And Absalom, whom we anointed over us, is dead in battle. Now therefore why speak ye not a word of bringing the king back?

11 And king David sent to Zadok and to Abiathar the priests, saying, Speak unto the elders of Judah, saying, Why are ye the last to bring the king back to his house? seeing the speech of all Israel is come to the king, even to his house.

12 Ye are my brethren, ye are my bones and my flesh: wherefore then are ye the last to bring back the king?

13 And say ye to Amasa, Art thou not of my bone, and of my flesh? God do so to me, and more also, if thou be not captain of the host before me continually in the room of Joab.

14 And he bowed the heart of all the men of Judah, even as the heart of one man; so that they sent this word unto the king, Return thou, and all thy servants.

15 So the king returned, and came to Jordan. And Judah came to Gilgal, to go to meet the king, to conduct the king over Jordan.

16 And Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite, which was of Bahurim, hasted and came down with the men of Judah to meet king David.

17 And there were a thousand men of Benjamin with him, and Ziba the servant of the house of Saul, and his fifteen sons and his twenty servants with him; and they went over Jordan before the king.

18 And there went over a ferry boat to carry over the king’s household, and to do what he thought good. And Shimei the son of Gera fell down before the king, as he was come over Jordan;

19 And said unto the king, Let not my lord impute iniquity unto me, neither do thou remember that which thy servant did perversely the day that my lord the king went out of Jerusalem, that the king should take it to his heart.

20 For thy servant doth know that I have sinned: therefore, behold, I am come the first this day of all the house of Joseph to go down to meet my lord the king.

21 But Abishai the son of Zeruiah answered and said, Shall not Shimei be put to death for this, because he cursed the Lord’s anointed?

22 And David said, What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah, that ye should this day be adversaries unto me? shall there any man be put to death this day in Israel? for do not I know that I am this day king over Israel?

23 Therefore the king said unto Shimei, Thou shalt not die. And the king sware unto him.

24 And Mephibosheth the son of Saul came down to meet the king, and had neither dressed his feet, nor trimmed his beard, nor washed his clothes, from the day the king departed until the day he came again in peace.

25 And it came to pass, when he was come to Jerusalem to meet the king, that the king said unto him, Wherefore wentest not thou with me, Mephibosheth?

26 And he answered, My lord, O king, my servant deceived me: for thy servant said, I will saddle me an ass, that I may ride thereon, and go to the king; because thy servant is lame.

27 And he hath slandered thy servant unto my lord the king; but my lord the king is as an angel of God: do therefore what is good in thine eyes.

28 For all of my father’s house were but dead men before my lord the king: yet didst thou set thy servant among them that did eat at thine own table. What right therefore have I yet to cry any more unto the king?

29 And the king said unto him, Why speakest thou any more of thy matters? I have said, Thou and Ziba divide the land.

30 And Mephibosheth said unto the king, Yea, let him take all, forasmuch as my lord the king is come again in peace unto his own house.

31 And Barzillai the Gileadite came down from Rogelim, and went over Jordan with the king, to conduct him over Jordan.

32 Now Barzillai was a very aged man, even fourscore years old: and he had provided the king of sustenance while he lay at Mahanaim; for he was a very great man.

33 And the king said unto Barzillai, Come thou over with me, and I will feed thee with me in Jerusalem.

34 And Barzillai said unto the king, How long have I to live, that I should go up with the king unto Jerusalem?

35 I am this day fourscore years old: and can I discern between good and evil? can thy servant taste what I eat or what I drink? can I hear any more the voice of singing men and singing women? wherefore then should thy servant be yet a burden unto my lord the king?

36 Thy servant will go a little way over Jordan with the king: and why should the king recompense it me with such a reward?

37 Let thy servant, I pray thee, turn back again, that I may die in mine own city, and be buried by the grave of my father and of my mother. But behold thy servant Chimham; let him go over with my lord the king; and do to him what shall seem good unto thee.

38 And the king answered, Chimham shall go over with me, and I will do to him that which shall seem good unto thee: and whatsoever thou shalt require of me, that will I do for thee.

39 And all the people went over Jordan. And when the king was come over, the king kissed Barzillai, and blessed him; and he returned unto his own place.

40 Then the king went on to Gilgal, and Chimham went on with him: and all the people of Judah conducted the king, and also half the people of Israel.

41 And, behold, all the men of Israel came to the king, and said unto the king, Why have our brethren the men of Judah stolen thee away, and have brought the king, and his household, and all David’s men with him, over Jordan?

42 And all the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, Because the king is near of kin to us: wherefore then be ye angry for this matter? have we eaten at all of the king’s cost? or hath he given us any gift?

43 And the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, We have ten parts in the king, and we have also more right in David than ye: why then did ye despise us, that our advice should not be first had in bringing back our king? And the words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel.

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32 thoughts on “2 Samuel Chapter 19

  1. 7 Now therefore arise, go forth, and speak comfortably unto thy servants: for I swear by the Lord, if thou go not forth, there will not tarry one with thee this night: and that will be worse unto thee than all the evil that befell thee from thy youth until now.

    8 Then the king arose, and sat in the gate. And they told unto all the people, saying, Behold, the king doth sit in the gate. And all the people came before the king: for Israel had fled every man to his tent.

  2. iLove to grow in the Word
    7 Now therefore arise, go forth, and speak comfortably unto thy servants: for I swear by the Lord, if thou go not forth, there will not tarry one with thee this night: and that will be worse unto thee than all the evil that befell thee from thy youth until now.

    8 Then the king arose, and sat in the gate. And they told unto all the people, saying, Behold, the king doth sit in the gate. And all the people came before the king: for Israel had fled every man to his tent.

    There comes a time in leaders lives that the duty of ministry is more important than even the death of family. David wanted no more than to just weep all night long, but wise advise from his general caused him to put his grief in check long enough to strengthen the entire kingdom. Those that are in leadership often find these types of challenges most hard to deal with.

  3. SUBMISSION TO SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY

    6 In that thou lovest thine enemies, and hatest thy friends. For thou hast declared this day, that thou regardest neither princes nor servants: for this day I perceive, that if Absalom had lived, and all we had died this day, then it had pleased thee well.
    7 Now therefore arise, go forth, and speak comfortably unto thy servants: for I swear by the Lord, if thou go not forth, there will not tarry one with thee this night: and that will be worse unto thee than all the evil that befell thee from thy youth until now.

    MINISTRY – Spiritual Leadership involves frequently doing what we do not feel like, want to or have desire for. Thank GOD for Joabs that will encourage, rebuke, correct and lead us to be the best leaders we can attain.

    The people that helped and protected David felt rejected because of his grieving. Often Leaders must put their pained hearts aside and serve the faithful people who so often and faithfully serve us.

    Thank you JESUS for opportunity to serve in your Kingdom.

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  4. 6 You seem to love those who hate you and hate those who love you. You have made it clear today that your commanders and troops mean nothing to you. It seems that if Absalom had lived and all of us had died, you would be pleased. (NLT)

    Even in the hardest of times we need to remember who’s really for us and who’s against us.

  5. 2 Samuel 19:18-23 (MSG)
    18) They crossed the shallows of the Jordan to bring the king’s household across the river, helping him in every way they could. As the king was about to cross the river, Shimei fell down before him.
    19) “My lord the king, please forgive me,” he pleaded. “Forget the terrible thing your servant did when you left Jerusalem. May the king put it out of his mind.
    20) I know how much I sinned. This is why I have come here today, the very first person in all Israel to greet my lord the king.”
    21) Then Abishai son if Zeruiah said, “Shimei should die, for he cursed the LORD’S anointed king!”
    22) “Who asked your opinion, you sons of Zeruiah!” David exclaimed. “Why have you become my adversary today? Thus is not a day for execution but for celebration! Today I am once again the king of Israel!”
    23) Then, turning to Shimei, David vowed, “Your life will be spared.”

    Shimei repented before king David, and king David had MERCY on him and spared his life.
    When we sin and come before King Jesus with a repentant heart, King Jesus will have MERCY on us and save us.

    Today JESUS You will Save me!
    Thank You JESUS for you’re MERCY!

  6. Hard lesson to swallow – What is a father to do?

    4 But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!
    5 And Joab came into the house to the king, and said, Thou hast shamed this day the faces of all thy servants, which this day have saved thy life, and the lives of thy sons and of thy daughters, and the lives of thy wives, and the lives of thy concubines;

    I can understand both sides of this dilemma. David’s son is dead. His heart aches and he wants to grieve. However, those that remained faithful feel as though they are not as worthy or as loved due to the extent of David’s grieving.

    How does a father grief a lost child without offending the faithful that remain? Does a father have to grieve his lost children in private?

  7. And the victory that day was turned into mourning unto all the people: for the people heard say that day how the king was grieved for his son.

    As leaders our personal hurts will effect those under us. When in grief the people grieved with him taking their eyes away from the victory.

    Let’s not be responsible for drowning out the joys of victory because of things we have lost. Christ was willing to lay down His life for the victory of others.

  8. 5 And Joab came into the house to the king, and said, Thou hast shamed this day the faces of all thy servants, which this day have saved thy life, and the lives of thy sons and of thy daughters, and the lives of thy wives, and the lives of thy concubines;

    6 In that thou lovest thine enemies, and hatest thy friends. For thou hast declared this day, that thou regardest neither princes nor servants: for this day I perceive, that if Absalom had lived, and all we had died this day, then it had pleased thee well.

    7 Now therefore arise, go forth, and speak comfortably unto thy servants: for I swear by the Lord, if thou go not forth, there will not tarry one with thee this night: and that will be worse unto thee than all the evil that befell thee from thy youth until now.

    It is important for leaders to have some one that can speak into their lives and tell them the truth even in the most harsh situations.

  9. “Now Absalom, whom we anointed to rule over us, is dead. Why not ask David to come back and be our king again?””
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭19:10‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  10. 6 You seem to love those who hate you and hate those who love you. You have made it clear today that your commanders and troops mean nothing to you. It seems that if Absalom had lived and all of us had died, you would be pleased. (NLT
    As a leader sometimes you have to hide your feelings and emotions as you work to lead people that God gives you. David grieved so much over his son that people wondered if they cared about him or not. every leader must go through to be able to deal with the personal issues of life and Properly lead and love the people of God

  11. 40 Then the king went on to Gilgal, and Chimham went on with him: and all the people of Judah conducted the king, and also half the people of Israel.

    41 And, behold, all the men of Israel came to the king, and said unto the king, Why have our brethren the men of Judah stolen thee away, and have brought the king, and his household, and all David’s men with him, over Jordan?

    42 And all the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, Because the king is near of kin to us: wherefore then be ye angry for this matter? have we eaten at all of the king’s cost? or hath he given us any gift?

    43 And the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, We have ten parts in the king, and we have also more right in David than ye: why then did ye despise us, that our advice should not be first had in bringing back our king? And the words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel.

  12. 2 Samuel 19:8 (KJV Strong’s)
    8 Then the king arose, and sat in the gate. And they told unto all the people, saying, Behold, the king doth sit in the gate. And all the people came before the king: for Israel had fled every man to his tent.

    There are times when we must do the better thing in spite of how we feel. David’s attitude had crushed the people, and could have caused greater problems. Yet once he swallowed his feelings, and stood in the gate the people rallied behind him and he was reinstated as King.

    Sometimes we need to do what is best for those around us. That is leadership. Leadership is when we take the high road, smile, be encouraged, and inspire others even when we don’t feel that way.

  13. 6 You seem to love those who hate you and hate those who love you. You have made it clear today that your commanders and troops mean nothing to you. It seems that if Absalom had lived and all of us had died, you would be pleased. (NLT

    I won’t say that its easy to do but, it will take lots of prayer and fasting, when offence happen. We ought to make sure as leaders we keep sprit right that the only way we can effectively lead others.

  14. The king will go where his heart is

    Judah and Isreal seem to be fighting over the rights or domain of the king. Davod in this case went with his brethren where he felt at home, where he knew he was safe, where his heart was. This is the same for our King Jesus. Jesus dwells where his heart is. The heart of God is always going to be with the sinners, whom he gave his life for. Wherever sinners are praying through, that’s where Jesus will be.

  15. And, behold, all the men of Israel came to the king, and said unto the king, Why have our brethren the men of Judah stolen thee away, and have brought the king, and his household, and all David’s men with him, over Jordan?

    42 And all the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, Because the king is near of kin to us: wherefore then be ye angry for this matter? have we eaten at all of the king’s cost? or hath he given us any gift?

    43 And the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, We have ten parts in the king, and we have also more right in David than ye: why then did ye despise us, that our advice should not be first had in bringing back our king? And the words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel.

  16. 4 But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!

    5 And Joab came into the house to the king, and said, Thou hast shamed this day the faces of all thy servants, which this day have saved thy life, and the lives of thy sons and of thy daughters, and the lives of thy wives, and the lives of thy concubines;

    6 In that thou lovest thine enemies, and hatest thy friends. For thou hast declared this day, that thou regardest neither princes nor servants: for this day I perceive, that if Absalom had lived, and all we had died this day, then it had pleased thee well.

    7 Now therefore arise, go forth, and speak comfortably unto thy servants: for I swear by the Lord, if thou go not forth, there will not tarry one with thee this night: and that will be worse unto thee than all the evil that befell thee from thy youth until now.

  17. 4 But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!

    5 And Joab came into the house to the king, and said, Thou hast shamed this day the faces of all thy servants, which this day have saved thy life, and the lives of thy sons and of thy daughters, and the lives of thy wives, and the lives of thy concubines;

    6 In that thou lovest thine enemies, and hatest thy friends. For thou hast declared this day, that thou regardest neither princes nor servants: for this day I perceive, that if Absalom had lived, and all we had died this day, then it had pleased thee well.

    The people had served David well, and now were watching as he mourned the loss of his son, who had turned against him. Joab picked up the role of a leader and spake into David’s life what needed to happen to bring order back to the people serving him and following him.

    Sometimes a leader has to look beyond their own personal feelings and act or behalf of the ministry they are leading or the vision and purpose they are involved in. It would be easy to make choices at times to take the route of least sacrifice, but in order to grow in ministry, sometimes we have to do what needs to be done, whether we feel like it or not.

  18. 2 Samuel 19

    1 And it was told Joab, Behold, the king weepeth and mourneth for Absalom.

    2 And the victory that day was turned into mourning unto all the people: for the people heard say that day how the king was grieved for his son.

    3 And the people gat them by stealth that day into the city, as people being ashamed steal away when they flee in battle.

    4 But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!

    Leading while bleeding. One of the most difficult task that God may ask of leaders. Yet in these times God gives the strength to continue even in midst of the whys. If we find ourself in the midst of grief we can only lean on His everlasting strength and find He is still there being the strength we need. He says in His his Word that in our weaknesses then He is made strong. If we did not have these trying times in our life we would not know the beauty of what God can do for us even as leaders.

  19. 7 Now therefore arise, go forth, and speak comfortably unto thy servants: for I swear by the Lord, if thou go not forth, there will not tarry one with thee this night: and that will be worse unto thee than all the evil that befell thee from thy youth until now.

    8 Then the king arose, and sat in the gate. And they told unto all the people, saying, Behold, the king doth sit in the gate. And all the people came before the king: for Israel had fled every man to his tent.

  20. “When David heard what was being said, he sent word to Zadok and Abiathar, the priests, “Ask the elders of Judah, ‘Why are you so laggard in bringing the king back home? You’re my brothers! You’re my own flesh and blood! So why are you the last ones to bring the king back home?’ And tell Amasa, ‘You, too, are my flesh and blood. As God is my witness, I’m making you the permanent commander of the army in place of Joab.’”

    He captured the hearts of everyone in Judah. They were unanimous in sending for the king: “Come back, you and all your servants.” So the king returned. He arrived at the Jordan just as Judah reached Gilgal on their way to welcome the king and escort him across the Jordan. Even Shimei son of Gera, the Benjaminite from Bahurim, hurried down to join the men of Judah so he could welcome the king, a thousand Benjaminites with him. And Ziba, Saul’s steward, with his fifteen sons and twenty servants, waded across the Jordan to meet the king and brought his entourage across, doing whatever they could to make the king comfortable.

    So the king returned. He arrived at the Jordan just as Judah reached Gilgal on their way to welcome the king and escort him across the Jordan. Even Shimei son of Gera, the Benjaminite from Bahurim, hurried down to join the men of Judah so he could welcome the king, a thousand Benjaminites with him. And Ziba, Saul’s steward, with his fifteen sons and twenty servants, waded across the Jordan to meet the king and brought his entourage across, doing whatever they could to make the king comfortable. Shimei son of Gera bowed deeply in homage to the king as soon as he was across the Jordan and said, “Don’t think badly of me, my master! Overlook my irresponsible outburst on the day my master the king left Jerusalem—don’t hold it against me! I know I sinned, but look at me now—the first of all the tribe of Joseph to come down and welcome back my master the king!””
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭19:11-18‬ ‭MSG‬‬

    Sometimes while we are going through things God will give us strength to help someone whom may be fighting things! I’m thankful for God whom supplies all our needs and not our wants! Thankful to be a part of what God is doing here at Pofw!

  21. “And Joab came into the house to the king, and said, Thou hast shamed this day the faces of all thy servants, which this day have saved thy life, and the lives of thy sons and of thy daughters, and the lives of thy wives, and the lives of thy concubines”. The word of Jesus (God) identified truth. Joab in those days could have been killed for what he said, even though it was truth. One should give serious thought, as there are many ear ticklers and few truth tellers, which an ear tickler will never be truly loyal to anyone other than self. Dear God, expose and remove the false/fake ear ticklers. God Bless America, Israel, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  22. “And Barzillai said unto the king, How long have I to live, that I should go up with the king unto Jerusalem?” Barzillai was simply a giver, with no hidden agenda. This was further identified in that he wanted the best for his servant Chimham. Those that do and expect nothing in return are like Barzillai; whereas those that do only too receive something in return, are like. God help us see that you take notice and record all things, in Jesus name.

  23. 4 But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!

    5 And Joab came into the house to the king, and said, Thou hast shamed this day the faces of all thy servants, which this day have saved thy life, and the lives of thy sons and of thy daughters, and the lives of thy wives, and the lives of thy concubines;

    7 Now therefore arise, go forth, and speak comfortably unto thy servants: for I swear by the Lord, if thou go not forth, there will not tarry one with thee this night: and that will be worse unto thee than all the evil that befell thee from thy youth until now.

    David continued to cry for his sons death not realizing that his army was ashamed that he was grieving for an enemy his son Absalom.

    Sometimes our personal life gets in the way of our Ministry just like the case of David.

    Lord lead me and guide me in making the right choices as your will be done.

  24. “So the hearts of all of the men of Judah were turned toward David. All of them had the same purpose in mind. They sent a message to the king. It said, “We want you to come back. We want all of your men to come back too.””
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭19:14‬ ‭NIRV‬‬

    I pray our hearts would turn toward The King and we would all have the same purpose in mind! Let us refocus our attention on the Great Commission.

  25. 5 And Joab came into the house to the king, and said, Thou hast shamed this day the faces of all thy servants, which this day have saved thy life, and the lives of thy sons and of thy daughters, and the lives of thy wives, and the lives of thy concubines;

    6 In that thou lovest thine enemies, and hatest thy friends. For thou hast declared this day, that thou regardest neither princes nor servants: for this day I perceive, that if Absalom had lived, and all we had died this day, then it had pleased thee well.

    7 Now therefore arise, go forth, and speak comfortably unto thy servants: for I swear by the Lord, if thou go not forth, there will not tarry one with thee this night: and that will be worse unto thee than all the evil that befell thee from thy youth until now.

  26. In this chapter, we see David responding as any father would in losing a son. However, Ecclesiastes 3:4-8 MSG says:

    “A right time for birth and another for death,
    A right time to plant and another to reap,
    A right time to kill and another to heal,
    A right time to destroy and another to construct,
    A right time to cry and another to laugh,
    A right time to lament and another to cheer,
    A right time to make love and another to abstain,
    A right time to embrace and another to part,
    A right time to search and another to count your losses,
    A right time to hold on and another to let go,
    A right time to rip out and another to mend,
    A right time to shut up and another to speak up,
    A right time to love and another to hate,
    A right time to wage war and another to make peace.”

    Leaders have a duty and a responsibility to discern said time.

  27. When David and his people are running from Absalom, they land in the town of Mahanaim (2 Samuel 17: 27-29). They have a few supplies with them, and Barzillai comes to their aide and David honors his request for his servant for those we love.

  28. While David mourned the loss of his son, Joab knew the kingdom was torn in two and needed unity now. He wisely spoke to David to set aside his grief – at least long enough to restore the 12 tribes of Israel back together as one. He does question Mephibosheth’s loyalty though, as this is Saul’s son. As David re enters the city, he needs to know who is for him and who is against him. Unity will be key to David’s rule. Unity is also key in God’s kingdom. We must be for one another and for this truth so that His kingdom can grow.

  29. 4The king covered his face with his hands and kept on crying, “O my son Absalom! O Absalom, my son, my son!”

    Another example, it’s each up to each individual to make choices in their life. Absalom turned against his own father, and he paid the price for it. As parents we can only do so much for our children.

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