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2 Samuel 19:8

Then the king arose and took his sseat in the gate. And the people were all told, “Behold, the king is sitting in the gate.” And all the people came before the king.

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2 Samuel 19:8 — The New International Version (NIV)

So the king got up and took his seat in the gateway. When the men were told, “The king is sitting in the gateway,” they all came before him.

Meanwhile, the Israelites had fled to their homes.

2 Samuel 19:8 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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 Samuel 19:8 — New Living Translation (NLT)

So the king went out and took his seat at the town gate, and as the news spread throughout the town that he was there, everyone went to him.

Meanwhile, the Israelites who had supported Absalom fled to their homes.

2 Samuel 19:8 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Then the king arose and sat in the gate. And they told all the people, saying, “There is the king, sitting in the gate.” So all the people came before the king.

For everyone of Israel had fled to his tent.

2 Samuel 19:8 — New Century Version (NCV)

So the king went to the city gate. When the news spread that the king was at the gate, everyone came to see him.

All the Israelites who had followed Absalom had run away to their homes.

2 Samuel 19:8 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Then the king arose, and sat in the gate. And they told unto all the people, saying, Behold, the king is sitting in the gate: and all the people came before the king.

Now Israel had fled every man to his tent.

2 Samuel 19:8 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Then the king arose, and sat in the gate. And they told all the people, saying, Behold, the king is sitting in the gate. And all the people came before the king. Now Israel had fled every man to his tent.

2 Samuel 19:8 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

The king sat in the gateway. When all the troops were told, “The king is sitting in the gateway,” they came to the king.

Meanwhile, Israel had fled and went back to their own homes.

2 Samuel 19:8 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

So the king got up and sat in the gate, and all the people were told: “Look, the king is sitting in the gate.” Then they all came into the king’s presence.

Meanwhile, each Israelite had fled to his tent.

2 Samuel 19:8 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Then the king got up and took his seat in the gate. The troops were all told, “See, the king is sitting in the gate”; and all the troops came before the king.

Meanwhile, all the Israelites had fled to their homes.

2 Samuel 19:8 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

So the king got up and he sat in the gate, and they told all the army, “Look, the king is sitting in the gate.” Then all the army came before the king; whereas all of Israel had fled, each to his tent.

2 Samuel 19:8 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

So the king got up and took his seat in the entrance of the city gate. His men were told, “The king is sitting in the entrance of the gate.” Then all of them came and stood in front of him.

While all of that was going on, the Israelites had run back to their homes.

2 Samuel 19:8 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

So the king arose and sat in the gate. When they told all the people, saying, “Behold, the king is sitting in the gate,” then all the people came before the king.

Now Israel had fled, each to his tent.