Absalom Murders Amnon

2 Samuel 13

23 And it came to pass, after two full years, that Absalom q had sheepshearers in Baal Hazor, which is near Ephraim; so Absalom invited all the king's sons. 24 Then Absalom came to the king and said, "Kindly note, your servant has sheepshearers; please, let the king and his servants go with your servant." 25 But the king said to Absalom, "No, my son, let us not all go now, lest we be a burden to you." Then he urged him, but he would not go; and he blessed him. 26 Then Absalom said, "If not, please let my brother Amnon go with us." And the king said to him, "Why should he go with you?" 27 But Absalom urged him; so he let Amnon and all the king's sons go with him. 28 Now Absalom had commanded his servants, saying, "Watch now, when Amnon's r heart is merry with wine, and when I say to you, 'Strike Amnon!' then kill him. Do not be afraid. Have I not commanded you? Be courageous and 1 valiant." 29 So the servants of Absalom s did to Amnon as Absalom had commanded. Then all the king's sons arose, and each one got on t his mule and fled.

30 And it came to pass, while they were on the way, that news came to David, saying, "Absalom has killed all the king's sons, and not one of them is left!" 31 So the king arose and u tore his garments and v lay on the ground, and all his servants stood by with their clothes torn. 32 Then w Jonadab the son of Shimeah, David's brother, answered and said, "Let not my lord suppose they have killed all the young men, the king's sons, for only Amnon is dead. For by the command of Absalom this has been determined from the day that he forced his sister Tamar. 33 "Now therefore, x let not my lord the king take the thing to his heart, to think that all the king's sons are dead. For only Amnon is dead."

  1. Cross References
    Leviticus 19:17
    You shall not hate your brother in your heart. ...
    Leviticus 19:18
    You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grud...
    1 John 2:9
    He who says he is in the light, and hates his b...
    1 John 2:11
    But he who hates his brother is in darkness and...
    1 John 3:10
    In this the children of God and the children of...
    1 John 3:12
    Not as Cain who was of the wicked one and murde...
    1 John 3:15
    Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and yo...
  2. Cross References
    Genesis 38:12
    Now in the process of time the daughter of Shua, Judah's wife, died; and Judah was comforted, and went up to his sheepshearers at Timnah, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.
    Genesis 38:13
    And it was told Tamar, saying, "Look, your father-in-law is going up to Timnah to shear his sheep.
    1 Samuel 25:4
    When David heard in the wilderness that Nabal was shearing his sheep.
  3. Cross References
    Judges 19:6
    So they sat down, and the two of them ate and d...
    Judges 19:9
    And when the man stood to depart - he and his c...
    Judges 19:22
    As they were enjoying themselves, suddenly cert...
    Ruth 3:7
    And after Boaz had eaten and drunk, and his hea...
    1 Samuel 25:36
    Now Abigail went to Nabal, and there he was, ho...
    Esther 1:10
    On the seventh day, when the heart of the king ...
  4. Cross References
    2 Samuel 12:10
    'Now therefore, the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised Me, and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife.'
  5. Cross References
    2 Samuel 18:9
    Then Absalom met the servants of David. Absalom rode on a mule. The mule went under the thick boughs of a great terebinth tree, and his head caught in the terebinth; so he was left hanging between heaven and earth. And the mule which was under him went on.
    1 Kings 1:33
    The king also said to them, "Take with you the servants of your lord, and have Solomon my son ride on my own mule, and take him down to Gihon.
    1 Kings 1:38
    So Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the Cherethites, and the Pelethites went down and had Solomon ride on King David's mule, and took him to Gihon.
  6. Cross References
    2 Samuel 1:11
    Therefore David took hold of his own clothes and tore them, and so did all the men who were with him.
  7. Cross References
    2 Samuel 12:16
    David therefore pleaded with God for the child, and David fasted and went in and lay all night on the ground.
  8. Cross References
    2 Samuel 13:3 - 5
    But Amnon had a friend whose name was Jonadab the son of Shimeah, David's brother. Now Jonadab was a very crafty man.
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