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2 Samuel 14 - AMP

2 And Joab sent to Tekoah and brought from there a wise woman and said to her, Pretend to be a mourner; put on mourning apparel, do not anoint yourself with oil, but act like a woman who has long been mourning for the dead. 3 And go to the king and speak thus to him. And Joab told her what to say. 4 When the woman of Tekoah spoke to the king, she fell on her face to the ground and did obeisance, and said, Help, O king! 5 The king asked her, What troubles you? She said, I am a widow; my husband is dead. 6 And your handmaid had two sons, and they quarreled with one another in the field. There was no one to separate them, and one struck the other and killed him. 7 And behold, our whole family has risen against your handmaid, and they say, Deliver him who slew his brother, that we may kill him for the life of his brother whom he slew; and so they would destroy the heir also. And so quenching my coal which is left, they would leave to my husband neither name nor remnant upon the earth. 8 David said to the woman, Go home, and I will give orders concerning you. 9 And the woman of Tekoah said to the king, My lord, O king, let the guilt be on me and on my father's house; let the king and his throne be guiltless. 10 The king said, If anyone says anything to you, bring him to me, and he shall not touch you again. 11 Then she said, I pray you, let the king remember the Lord your God, that the avenger of blood destroy not any more, lest they destroy my son. And David said, As the Lord lives, there shall not one hair of your son fall to the earth. 12 Then the woman said, Let your handmaid, I pray you, speak one word to my lord the king. He said, Say on. 13 said, Why then have you planned such a thing against God's people? For in speaking this word the king is like one who is guilty, in that does not bring home his banished one. 14 We must all die; we are like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. And God does not take away life, but devises means so that he who is banished may not be an utter outcast from Him. 15 And now I have come to speak of this thing to my lord the king because the people have made me afraid. And I thought, I will speak to the king; it may be that he will perform the request of his servant. 16 For the king will hear to deliver his handmaid from the hand of the man who would destroy me and my son together from the inheritance of God. 17 And the woman said, The word of my lord the king will now give me rest and security, for as an angel of God is my lord the king to hear and discern good and evil. May the Lord your God be with you! 18 Then the king said to the woman, Hide not from me anything I ask you. And the woman said, Let my lord the king speak. 19 The king said, Is the hand of Joab with you in all this? And the woman answered, As your soul lives, my lord the king, none can turn to the right hand or to the left from anything my lord the king has said. It was your servant Joab who directed me; he put all these words in my mouth. 20 In order to change the course of matters 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. 21 Then the king said to Joab, Behold now, I grant this; go, bring back the young man Absalom. 22 And Joab fell to the ground on his face and did obeisance 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 performed the request of his servant. 23 So Joab arose, went to Geshur, and brought Absalom to Jerusalem. 24 And the king said, Let him go to his own house, and let him not see my face. So Absalom went to his own house and did not see the king's face. 25 But in all Israel there was none 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. 26 And when he cut the hair of his head, he weighed it--for at each year's end he cut it, because its weight was a burden to him--and it weighed 200 shekels by the king's weight. 27 There were born to Absalom three sons and one daughter whose name was Tamar; she was a beautiful woman. 28 Absalom dwelt two full years in Jerusalem and did not see the king's face. 29 So Absalom sent for Joab to send him to the king, but he would not come to him; even when he sent again the second time, he would not come. 30 Therefore Absalom said to his servants, See, Joab's field is near mine, and he has barley there; go and set it on fire. So Absalom's servants set the field afire. 31 Then Joab arose and went to Absalom at his house and said to him, Why have your servants set my field on fire? 32 Absalom answered Joab, I sent to you, saying, 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 see the king, and if there is iniquity and guilt in me, let him kill me. 33 So Joab came to the king and told him. And when David had called for Absalom, he came to him and bowed himself on his face to the ground before the king; and kissed Absalom.

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Mark Gil  Petallar avatar
Sin Makes Life Complicated
Shared by: Mark Gil Petallar on Oct, 2015
Summary: The author of 2 Samuel carefully details the punishment of God to David. In this chapter, the author reveals to us how sin makes the life of David complicated. The life of David now is totally different than before.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 2 Samuel 14:1-33
Denomination: Free Methodist
Views: 1,030
David Rigg avatar
Are You Ignoring Someone?
Shared by: David Rigg on Feb, 2015
Summary: This sermon is about those times when we ignore God and what can happen when we fail to forgive someone.
David Rigg avatar
What Can Happen When We Refuse to Grant Forgiveness?
Shared by: David Rigg on Jan, 2015
Summary: This sermon deals with the results when we refuse to completely forgive someone.
Scott Chambers avatar
Abasalom: When Bitterness Consumes
Shared by: Scott Chambers on Apr, 2013
Summary: This message examines how unresolved bitterness destroyed Abasalom's life.
Scripture: 2 Samuel 14:25-27
Views: 2,144
William R. Nabaza avatar
Victories From The LORD Part 2
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Dec, 2012
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Glory to me or Glory to GOD? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show GOD owned the Glory not us. IV. TEXT: 2 Samuel 8:6,14 (New Living Translation, Second Edition) 8. Then he placed several army garris
Rick Boyne avatar
The King’s Face
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Sep, 2012
Summary: While we have been reconciled to God through Jesus, we still long to see the face of our King!
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 2 Samuel 14:21-33
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,017
Rick Boyne avatar
Truth Tellers
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Aug, 2012
Summary: Everyone needs someone who is going to tell us the truth, no matter the consequences.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: 2 Samuel 14:1-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,263
David Rigg avatar
God Knows How To Get Your Attention
Shared by: David Rigg on Jun, 2012
Summary: This sermon deals with people who refuse to listen to efforts to get them saved or return to regular church attendance.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 2 Samuel 14:28-33
Views: 5,186
Steve Ely avatar
In Your Face!
Shared by: Steve Ely on Oct, 2009
Summary: Same vicinity. Same City. Same neighborhood. Same circle of friends. But no in your face moments?
based on 14 ratings
Scripture: 2 Samuel 14:21-28
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 5,270
Joseph Smith avatar
Let's Turn the World Over to Mothers
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Nov, 2008
Summary: Dated 1988. Part dialogue, part conversation, between the preacher and his wife. Pain is caused by absenting ourselves from those against whom we have a grievance. Mothers understand compassion and challenge the rest of us to reconcile.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: 2 Samuel 14:1-24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,178
Steve Ely avatar
You Need A Big Black
Shared by: Steve Ely on Oct, 2008
Summary: 5 Relationships You Can’t Live Without! Each of these relationships are crucial for you to live a healthy and successful life!
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 2 Samuel 14:1-7
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,062
Jeremy Poling avatar
Doing Things We Have Never Done To Get To Places We Have Never Been
Shared by: Jeremy Poling on Jan, 2008
Summary: Doing Things We Have Never Done To Get To Places We Have Never Been
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: 2 Samuel 14:24-28
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 4,063
KL BURRUS avatar
Let Others Off The Hook
Shared by: KL BURRUS on Oct, 2007
Summary: You can be assured at sometime in your life your going to be hurt by another person. So what can you do about it? Is there a healing for emotions? Is there mending for a broken heart? The answer is yes but the remedy is so often overlooked.
based on 22 ratings
Scripture: 2 Samuel 14:13-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,111
Clarence Peters avatar
Home Boundaries: The Leading Parent
Shared by: Clarence Peters on Feb, 2007
Summary: God’s holiness and love provides an excellent framework for parenting in healthy ways in families. Neglect one to your peril.
based on 15 ratings
Scripture: 2 Samuel 13:1-14:33
Denomination: Mennonite
Views: 4,366
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Mar, 2006
Summary: Absalom set Joab’s fields on fire to get his attention so Joab would set up a meeting with the King. Will God have to set our fields on fire to get our attention?
based on 17 ratings
Scripture: 2 Samuel 14:29-31
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 2,692
Sue Richard avatar
Learning from Absalom
Shared by: Sue Richard on Feb, 2004
Summary: Absalom provides a good example of the sin of pride and the conseqence of breaking the fifth commandment, Honor your father and mother.
based on 38 ratings
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 13,866
Anthony  Mancina avatar
Evolution of Rebellion V
Shared by: Anthony Mancina on Nov, 2002
Summary: How sin eventually evolves into rebellion
based on 16 ratings
Scripture: 2 Samuel 14:1-15:12
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 833