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2 Samuel 15:4

And Absalom would add, “If only I were appointed judge in the land!k Then everyone who has a complaint or case could come to me and I would see that they receive justice.”

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2 Samuel 15:4 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Then Absalom would say, “Oh that I were judge in the land! Then every man with a dispute or cause might come to me, and I would give him justice.”

2 Samuel 15:4 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man which hath any suit or cause might come unto me, and I would do him justice!

2 Samuel 15:4 — New Living Translation (NLT)

I wish I were the judge. Then everyone could bring their cases to me for judgment, and I would give them justice!”

2 Samuel 15:4 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Moreover Absalom would say, “Oh, that I were made judge in the land, and everyone who has any suit or cause would come to me; then I would give him justice.”

2 Samuel 15:4 — New Century Version (NCV)

Absalom would also say, “I wish someone would make me judge in this land! Then people with problems could come to me, and I could help them get justice.”

2 Samuel 15:4 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man who hath any suit or cause might come unto me, and I would do him justice!

2 Samuel 15:4 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And Absalom said, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man who has any controversy and cause might come to me, and I would do him justice!

2 Samuel 15:4 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

He would add, “I wish someone would make me judge in the land. Then anyone who had a case to be tried could come to me, and I would make sure that he got justice.”

2 Samuel 15:4 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

He added, “If only someone would appoint me judge in the land. Then anyone who had a grievance or dispute could come to me, and I would make sure he received justice.”

2 Samuel 15:4 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Absalom said moreover, “If only I were judge in the land! Then all who had a suit or cause might come to me, and I would give them justice.”

2 Samuel 15:4 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Then Absalom would say, “Oh, that someone would appoint me as judge in the land, that anyone might come to me who had a legal dispute or a case, and I would give him justice.”

2 Samuel 15:4 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

Absalom would continue, “I wish I were appointed judge in the land! Then anyone who has a case or a claim could come to me. I would make sure he is treated fairly.”

2 Samuel 15:4 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Moreover, Absalom would say, “Oh that one would appoint me judge in the land, then every man who has any suit or cause could come to me and I would give him justice.”