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2 Samuel 13:2-5

New American Standard Bible

Chapter 13

2 But Amnon was so frustrated on account of his sister Tamar that he made himself ill, for she was a virgin, and it seemed too difficult to Amnon to do anything to her. 3 But Amnon had a friend whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David’s brother; and Jonadab was a very clever man. 4 And he said to him, 'Why are you, the king’s son, so depressed morning after morning? Will you not tell me?' So Amnon said to him, 'I am in love with Tamar, the sister of my brother Absalom.' 5 Jonadab then said to him, 'Lie down on your bed and pretend to be ill; when your father comes to see you, say to him, ‘Please have my sister Tamar come and give me food to eat, and have her prepare the food in my sight, so that I may see it and eat from her hand.’?'
King James Version

Chapter 13

2 And Amnon was so vexed, that he fell sick for his sister Tamar; for she was a virgin; and Amnon thought it hard for him to do any thing to her. 3 But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother: and Jonadab was a very subtil man. 4 And he said unto him, Why art thou, being the king's son, lean from day to day? wilt thou not tell me? And Amnon said unto him, I love Tamar, my brother Absalom's sister. 5 And Jonadab said unto him, Lay thee down on thy bed, and make thyself sick: and when thy father cometh to see thee, say unto him, I pray thee, let my sister Tamar come, and give me meat, and dress the meat in my sight, that I may see it, and eat it at her hand.
Christian Standard Bible

Chapter 13

2 Amnon was frustrated to the point of making himself sick over his sister Tamar because she was a virgin, but it seemed impossible to do anything to her. 3 Amnon had a friend named Jonadab, a son of David's brother Shimeah. Jonadab was a very shrewd man,
4 and he asked Amnon, "Why are you, the king's son, so miserable every morning? Won't you tell me? "Amnon replied, "I'm in love with Tamar, my brother Absalom's sister."
5 Jonadab said to him, "Lie down on your bed and pretend you're sick. When your father comes to see you, say to him, 'Please let my sister Tamar come and give me something to eat. Let her prepare a meal in my presence so I can watch and eat from her hand.' "
New Living Translation

Chapter 13

2 Amnon became so obsessed with Tamar that he became ill. She was a virgin, and Amnon thought he could never have her.
3 But Amnon had a very crafty friend--his cousin Jonadab. He was the son of David's brother Shimea.
4 One day Jonadab said to Amnon, 'What's the trouble? Why should the son of a king look so dejected morning after morning?' So Amnon told him, 'I am in love with Tamar, my brother Absalom's sister.'
5 'Well,' Jonadab said, 'I'll tell you what to do. Go back to bed and pretend you are ill. When your father comes to see you, ask him to let Tamar come and prepare some food for you. Tell him you'll feel better if she prepares it as you watch and feeds you with her own hands.'
English Standard Version

Chapter 13

2 And Amnon was so tormented that he made himself ill because of his sister Tamar, for she was a virgin, and it seemed impossible to Amnon to do anything to her. 3 But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David’s brother. And Jonadab was a very crafty man. 4 And he said to him, “O son of the king, why are you so haggard morning after morning? Will you not tell me?” Amnon said to him, “I love Tamar, my brother Absalom’s sister.” 5 Jonadab said to him, “Lie down on your bed and pretend to be ill. And when your father comes to see you, say to him, ‘Let my sister Tamar come and give me bread to eat, and prepare the food in my sight, that I may see it and eat it from her hand.’”
New International Version

Chapter 13

2 Amnon became so obsessed with his sister Tamar that he made himself ill. She was a virgin, and it seemed impossible for him to do anything to her.
3 Now Amnon had an adviser named Jonadab son of Shimeah, David's brother. Jonadab was a very shrewd man.
4 He asked Amnon, 'Why do you, the king's son, look so haggard morning after morning? Won't you tell me?' Amnon said to him, 'I'm in love with Tamar, my brother Absalom's sister.'
5 Go to bed and pretend to be ill,' Jonadab said. 'When your father comes to see you, say to him, 'I would like my sister Tamar to come and give me something to eat. Let her prepare the food in my sight so I may watch her and then eat it from her hand.''
La Biblia de las Américas

Chapter 13

2 Y Amnón estaba tan atormentado a causa de su hermana Tamar que se enfermó, porque ella era virgen, y le parecía difícil a Amnón hacerle cosa alguna. 3 Pero Amnón tenía un amigo que se llamaba Jonadab, hijo de Simea, hermano de David; y Jonadab era un hombre muy astuto. 4 Y éste le dijo: Hijo del rey, ¿por qué estás tan deprimido día tras día ? ¿No me lo contarás? Y Amnón le dijo: Estoy enamorado de Tamar, hermana de mi hermano Absalón. 5 Entonces Jonadab le dijo: Acuéstate en tu cama, y finge que estás enfermo; y cuando tu padre venga a verte, dile: “Te ruego que dejes que mi hermana Tamar venga y me dé algún alimento para comer, y que prepare la comida delante de mí para que yo la vea y la coma de su mano.”
Nueva Biblia de las Américas

Chapter 13

2 Y Amnón estaba tan atormentado a causa de su hermana Tamar que se enfermó, porque ella era virgen, y le parecía difícil a Amnón hacerle cosa alguna. 3 Pero Amnón tenía un amigo que se llamaba Jonadab, hijo de Simea, hermano de David; y Jonadab era un hombre muy astuto. 4 Y éste le dijo: “Hijo del rey, ¿por qué estás tan deprimido día tras día? ¿No me lo contarás?” “Estoy enamorado de Tamar, hermana de mi hermano Absalón,” le respondió Amnón. 5 Entonces Jonadab le dijo: “Acuéstate en tu cama, y finge que estás enfermo; y cuando tu padre venga a verte, dile: ‘Te ruego que dejes que mi hermana Tamar venga y me dé algún alimento para comer, y que prepare la comida delante de mí para que yo la vea y la coma de su mano.’”
Nueva Versión Internacional

Chapter 13

2 Pero, como Tamar era virgen, Amnón se enfermó de angustia al pensar que le sería muy difícil llevar a cabo sus intenciones con su hermana. 3 Sin embargo, Amnón tenía un amigo muy astuto, que se llamaba Jonadab, y que era hijo de Simá y sobrino de David.
4 Jonadab le preguntó a Amnón: ?¿Cómo es que tú, todo un príncipe, te ves cada día peor? ¿Por qué no me cuentas lo que te pasa? ?Es que estoy muy enamorado de mi hermana Tamar —respondió Amnón.
5 Jonadab le sugirió: ?Acuéstate y finge que estás enfermo. Cuando tu padre vaya a verte, dile: “Por favor, que venga mi hermana Tamar a darme de comer. Quisiera verla preparar la comida aquí mismo, y que ella me la sirva”.
Reina-Valera 1960

Chapter 13

2 Y estaba Amnón angustiado hasta enfermarse por Tamar su hermana, pues por ser ella virgen, le parecía a Amnón que sería difícil hacerle cosa alguna. 3 Y Amnón tenía un amigo que se llamaba Jonadab, hijo de Simea, hermano de David; y Jonadab era hombre muy astuto. 4 Y éste le dijo: Hijo del rey, ¿por qué de día en día vas enflaqueciendo así? ¿No me lo descubrirás a mí? Y Amnón le respondió: Yo amo a Tamar la hermana de Absalón mi hermano. 5 Y Jonadab le dijo: Acuéstate en tu cama, y finge que estás enfermo; y cuando tu padre viniere a visitarte, dile: Te ruego que venga mi hermana Tamar, para que me dé de comer, y prepare delante de mí alguna vianda, para que al verla yo la coma de su mano.
Biblia del Jubileo

Chapter 13

2 Y estaba Amnón angustiado hasta enfermar, por Tamar su hermana; porque por ser ella virgen, parecía a Amnón que sería cosa dificultosa hacerle algo. 3 Y Amnón tenía un amigo que se llamaba Jonadab, hijo de Simea, hermano de David; y era Jonadab hombre muy astuto. 4 Y éste le dijo: Hijo del rey, ¿por qué de día en día vas así enflaqueciendo? ¿No me lo descubrirás a mí? Y Amnón le respondió: Yo amo a Tamar la hermana de Absalón mi hermano. 5 Y Jonadab le dijo: Acuéstate en tu cama, y finge que estás enfermo; y cuando tu padre viniere a visitarte, dile: Te ruego que venga mi hermana Tamar, para que me conforte con alguna comida, y aderece delante de mí alguna vianda, para que viendo yo, la coma de su mano.