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2 Samuel 18:18

18 During his lifetime Absalom had taken a pillar and erected it in the King’s Valleyd as a monumente to himself, for he thought, “I have no sonf to carry on the memory of my name.” He named the pillar after himself, and it is called Absalom’s Monument to this day.

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2 Samuel 18:18 — English Standard Version (ESV)

18 Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and set up for himself the pillar that is in the King’s Valley, for he said, “I have no son to keep my name in remembrance.” He called the pillar after his own name, and it is called Absalom’s monument to this day.

2 Samuel 18:18 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

18 Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and reared up for himself a pillar, which is in the king’s dale: for he said, I have no son to keep my name in remembrance: and he called the pillar after his own name: and it is called unto this day, Absalom’s place.

2 Samuel 18:18 — New Living Translation (NLT)

18 During his lifetime, Absalom had built a monument to himself in the King’s Valley, for he said, “I have no son to carry on my name.” He named the monument after himself, and it is known as Absalom’s Monument to this day.

2 Samuel 18:18 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

18 Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and set up a pillar for himself, which is in the King’s Valley. For he said, “I have no son to keep my name in remembrance.” He called the pillar after his own name. And to this day it is called Absalom’s Monument.

2 Samuel 18:18 — New Century Version (NCV)

18 When Absalom was alive, he had set up a pillar for himself in the King’s Valley. He said, “I have no son to keep my name alive.” So he named the pillar after himself, and it is called Absalom’s Monument even today.

2 Samuel 18:18 — American Standard Version (ASV)

18 Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and reared up for himself the pillar, which is in the king’s dale; for he said, I have no son to keep my name in remembrance: and he called the pillar after his own name; and it is called Absalom’s monument, unto this day.

2 Samuel 18:18 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

18 Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and reared up for himself a monument, which is in the king’s dale; for he said, I have no son to keep my name in remembrance; and he called the monument after his own name; and it is called unto this day, Absalom’s memorial.

2 Samuel 18:18 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

18 (⸤While he was still living,⸥ Absalom had taken a rock and set it up for himself in the king’s valley. He said, “I have no son to keep the memory of my name alive.” He called the rock by his name, and it is still called Absalom’s Monument today.) 

2 Samuel 18:18 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

18 When he was alive, Absalom had set up a pillar for himself in the King’s Valley, for he had said, “I have no son to preserve the memory of my name.” So he gave the pillar his name. It is still called Absalom’s Monument today.

2 Samuel 18:18 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

18 Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and set up for himself a pillar that is in the King’s Valley, for he said, “I have no son to keep my name in remembrance”; he called the pillar by his own name. It is called Absalom’s Monument to this day.

2 Samuel 18:18 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

18 (Now Absalom had taken and set up for himself in his lifetime a stone pillar that is in the valley of the king, because he said, “I have no son in order to remember my name,” and he called the stone pillar by his name. It is called the monument of Absalom until this day).

2 Samuel 18:18 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

18 Earlier in his life Absalom had set up a pillar in the King’s Valley. He had put it up as a monument to himself. He thought, “I don’t have a son to carry on the memory of my name.” So he named the pillar after himself. It is still called Absalom’s Monument to this very day.

2 Samuel 18:18 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

18 Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and set up for himself a pillar which is in the King’s Valley, for he said, “I have no son to preserve my name.” So he named the pillar after his own name, and it is called Absalom’s Monument to this day.


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