Parallel Verses

Amplified

Now Joab son of Zeruiah knew that the king's heart was toward Absalom.

New American Standard Bible

Now Joab the son of Zeruiah perceived that the king's heart was inclined toward Absalom.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

Joab son of Zeruiah observed that the king’s mind was on Absalom.

International Standard Version

Meanwhile, Zeruiah's son Joab knew that the king's attention was focused on Absalom,

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Bible in Basic English

Now it was clear to Joab, the son of Zeruiah, that the king's heart was turning to Absalom.

Darby Translation

And Joab the son of Zeruiah perceived that the king's heart was toward Absalom.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Now Joab, the son of Zeruiah, perceived that the king's heart was toward Absalom.

Julia Smith Translation

And Joab son of Zeruiah, knew that the king's heart was for Absalom.

King James 2000

Now Joab the son of Zeruiah perceived that the king's heart went out toward Absalom.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Joab the son of Zeruiah realized that the mind of the king [was] on Absalom.

Modern King James verseion

And Joab the son of Zeruiah saw that the king's heart was toward Absalom.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

When Joab the son of Zeruiah perceived that the king's heart was turned again to Absalom,

NET Bible

Now Joab son of Zeruiah realized that the king longed to see Absalom.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

And Joab, son of Zeruiah, perceived that the heart of the king was towards Absolom.

Webster

Now Joab the son of Zeruiah perceived that the king's heart was towards Absalom.

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

And Joab son of Zeruial knoweth that the heart of the king is on Absalom,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יואב 
Yow'ab 
Usage: 145

of Zeruiah
צרוּיה 
Ts@ruwyah 
Usage: 26

that the king's
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

References

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Context Readings

Joab Plots To Reconcile David With Absalom

1 Now Joab son of Zeruiah knew that the king's heart was toward Absalom. 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.


Cross References

2 Samuel 13:39

And the spirit of King David longed to go forth to Absalom, for he was comforted about Amnon, seeing that he was dead.

2 Samuel 2:18

Three sons of Zeruiah [the half sister of David] were there: Joab, Abishai, and Asahel. Now Asahel was as light of foot as a wild roe or antelope.

2 Samuel 18:33

And the king was deeply moved and went up to the chamber over the gate and wept. And as he went, he said, O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! Would to God I had died for you, O Absalom, my son, my son!

2 Samuel 19:2

So the victory that day was turned into mourning for all the people, for they heard it said, The king grieves for his son.

2 Samuel 19:4

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

1 Chronicles 2:16

Their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail. The sons of Zeruiah: Abishai, Joab, and Asahel, three.

Proverbs 29:26

Many crave and seek the ruler's favor, but the wise man [waits] for justice from the Lord.

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