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2 Samuel 14:22-31

New American Standard Bible

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22 And Joab fell on his face to the ground, prostrated himself, and blessed the king; then Joab said, 'Today your servant knows that I have found favor in your sight, my lord the king, in that the king has performed the request of his servant.' 23 So Joab arose and went to Geshur, and brought Absalom to Jerusalem. 24 However, the king said, 'He shall return to his own house, but he shall not see my face.' So Absalom returned to his own house and did not see the king’s face.
25 Now in all Israel there was no one as handsome as Absalom, so highly praised; from the sole of his foot to the top of his head there was no impairment in him. 26 And when he cut the hair of his head (and it was at the end of every year that he cut it, because it was heavy on him, so he cut it), he weighed the hair of his head at two hundred shekels by the king’s weight. 27 And to Absalom there were born three sons, and one daughter whose name was Tamar; she was a woman of beautiful appearance.
28 Now Absalom lived two full years in Jerusalem, yet he did not see the king’s face. 29 Then Absalom sent for Joab, to send him to the king, but he would not come to him. So he sent word again a second time, but he would not come. 30 Therefore he said to his servants, 'See, Joab’s plot is next to mine, and he has barley there; go and set it on fire.' So Absalom’s servants set the plot on fire. 31 Then Joab got up, came to Absalom at his house, and said to him, 'Why have your servants set my plot on fire?'
King James Version

Chapter 14

22 And Joab fell to the ground on his face, and bowed himself, and thanked the king: and Joab said, To day thy servant knoweth that I have found grace in thy sight, my lord, O king, in that the king hath fulfilled the request of his servant. 23 So Joab arose and went to Geshur, and brought Absalom to Jerusalem. 24 And the king said, Let him turn to his own house, and let him not see my face. So Absalom returned to his own house, and saw not the king's face. 25 But in all Israel there was none to be so much praised as Absalom for his beauty: from the sole of his foot even to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him. 26 And when he polled his head, (for it was at every year's end that he polled it: because the hair was heavy on him, therefore he polled it:) he weighed the hair of his head at two hundred shekels after the king's weight. 27 And unto Absalom there were born three sons, and one daughter, whose name was Tamar: she was a woman of a fair countenance.
28 So Absalom dwelt two full years in Jerusalem, and saw not the king's face. 29 Therefore Absalom sent for Joab, to have sent him to the king; but he would not come to him: and when he sent again the second time, he would not come. 30 Therefore he said unto his servants, See, Joab's field is near mine, and he hath barley there; go and set it on fire. And Absalom's servants set the field on fire. 31 Then Joab arose, and came to Absalom unto his house, and said unto him, Wherefore have thy servants set my field on fire?
Christian Standard Bible

Chapter 14

22 Joab fell with his face to the ground in homage and blessed the king. "Today," Joab said, "your servant knows I have found favor with you, my lord the king, because the king has granted the request of your servant."
23 So Joab got up, went to Geshur, and brought Absalom to Jerusalem. 24 However, the king added, "He may return to his house, but he may not see my face." So Absalom returned to his house, but he did not see the king.
25 No man in all Israel was as handsome and highly praised as Absalom. From the sole of his foot to the top of his head, he did not have a single flaw. 26 When he shaved his head--he shaved it at the end of every year because his hair got so heavy for him that he had to shave it off--he would weigh the hair from his head and it would be five pounds according to the royal standard.
27 Three sons were born to Absalom, and a daughter named Tamar, who was a beautiful woman. 28 Absalom resided in Jerusalem two years but never saw the king. 29 Then Absalom sent for Joab in order to send him to the king, but Joab was unwilling to come to him. So he sent again, a second time, but he still would not come. 30 Then Absalom said to his servants, "See, Joab has a field right next to mine, and he has barley there. Go and set fire to it! " So Absalom's servants set the field on fire.
31 Then Joab came to Absalom's house and demanded, "Why did your servants set my field on fire? "
New Living Translation

Chapter 14

22 Joab bowed with his face to the ground in deep respect and said, 'At last I know that I have gained your approval, my lord the king, for you have granted me this request!'
23 Then Joab went to Geshur and brought Absalom back to Jerusalem. 24 But the king gave this order: 'Absalom may go to his own house, but he must never come into my presence.' So Absalom did not see the king.
25 Now Absalom was praised as the most handsome man in all Israel. He was flawless from head to foot. 26 He cut his hair only once a year, and then only because it was so heavy. When he weighed it out, it came to five pounds! 27 He had three sons and one daughter. His daughter's name was Tamar, and she was very beautiful.
28 Absalom lived in Jerusalem for two years, but he never got to see the king. 29 Then Absalom sent for Joab to ask him to intercede for him, but Joab refused to come. Absalom sent for him a second time, but again Joab refused to come. 30 So Absalom said to his servants, 'Go and set fire to Joab's barley field, the field next to mine.' So they set his field on fire, as Absalom had commanded.
31 Then Joab came to Absalom at his house and demanded, 'Why did your servants set my field on fire?'
English Standard Version

Chapter 14

22 And Joab fell on his face to the ground and paid homage and blessed the king. And Joab said, “Today your servant knows that I have found favor in your sight, my lord the king, in that the king has granted the request of his servant.” 23 So Joab arose and went to Geshur and brought Absalom to Jerusalem. 24 And the king said, “Let him dwell apart in his own house; he is not to come into my presence.” So Absalom lived apart in his own house and did not come into the king’s presence.
25 Now in all Israel there was no one so much to be praised for his handsome appearance as Absalom. From the sole of his foot to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him. 26 And when he cut the hair of his head (for at the end of every year he used to cut it; when it was heavy on him, he cut it), he weighed the hair of his head, two hundred shekels by the king’s weight. 27 There were born to Absalom three sons, and one daughter whose name was Tamar. She was a beautiful woman.
28 So Absalom lived two full years in Jerusalem, without coming into the king’s presence. 29 Then Absalom sent for Joab, to send him to the king, but Joab would not come to him. And he sent a second time, but Joab would not come. 30 Then he said to his servants, “See, Joab’s field is next to mine, and he has barley there; go and set it on fire.” So Absalom’s servants set the field on fire. 31 Then Joab arose and went to Absalom at his house and said to him, “Why have your servants set my field on fire?”
New International Version

Chapter 14

22 Joab fell with his face to the ground to pay him honor, and he blessed the king. Joab said, 'Today your servant knows that he has found favor in your eyes, my lord the king, because the king has granted his servant's request.'
23 Then Joab went to Geshur and brought Absalom back to Jerusalem. 24 But the king said, 'He must go to his own house; he must not see my face.' So Absalom went to his own house and did not see the face of the king.
25 In all Israel there was not a man so highly praised for his handsome appearance as Absalom. From the top of his head to the sole of his foot there was no blemish in him. 26 Whenever he cut the hair of his head--he used to cut his hair once a year because it became too heavy for him--he would weigh it, and its weight was two hundred shekels by the royal standard.
27 Three sons and a daughter were born to Absalom. His daughter's name was Tamar, and she became a beautiful woman.
28 Absalom lived two years in Jerusalem without seeing the king's face. 29 Then Absalom sent for Joab in order to send him to the king, but Joab refused to come to him. So he sent a second time, but he refused to come. 30 Then he said to his servants, 'Look, Joab's field is next to mine, and he has barley there. Go and set it on fire.' So Absalom's servants set the field on fire.
31 Then Joab did go to Absalom's house, and he said to him, 'Why have your servants set my field on fire?'
La Biblia de las Américas

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22 Joab cayó rostro en tierra, y postrándose, bendijo al rey; entonces Joab dijo: Oh rey mi señor, hoy tu siervo sabe que he hallado gracia ante tus ojos, puesto que el rey ha concedido la petición de su siervo. 23 Joab se levantó, fue a Gesur y trajo a Absalón a Jerusalén. 24 Pero el rey dijo: Que vuelva a su casa y no vea mi rostro. Y Absalón volvió a su casa, y no vio el rostro del rey.
25 En todo Israel no había nadie tan bien parecido ni tan celebrado como Absalón; desde la planta de su pie hasta su coronilla no había defecto en él. 26 Cuando se cortaba el cabello (y era al final de cada año que se lo cortaba, pues le pesaba mucho y por eso se lo cortaba), el cabello pesaba doscientos siclos según el peso real. 27 Y a Absalón le nacieron tres hijos y una hija que se llamaba Tamar; era ella una mujer de hermosa apariencia.
28 Absalón residió dos años completos en Jerusalén sin ver el rostro del rey. 29 Entonces Absalón mandó a buscar a Joab para enviarlo al rey, pero él no quiso venir. Y por segunda vez envió por él, pero no quiso venir. 30 Dijo, pues, a sus siervos: Mirad, el campo de Joab está junto al mío, y allí tiene cebada; id y prendedle fuego. Y los siervos de Absalón prendieron fuego al campo. 31 Entonces Joab se levantó, vino a la casa de Absalón y le dijo: ¿Por qué tus siervos han prendido fuego a mi campo ?
Nueva Biblia de las Américas

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22 Joab cayó rostro en tierra, y postrándose, bendijo al rey. Entonces Joab dijo: “Oh rey mi señor, hoy su siervo sabe que he hallado gracia ante sus ojos, puesto que el rey ha concedido la petición de su siervo.” 23 Joab se levantó, fue a Gesur y trajo a Absalón a Jerusalén. 24 Pero el rey dijo: “Que vuelva a su casa y no vea mi rostro.” Y Absalón volvió a su casa, y no vio el rostro del rey.
25 En todo Israel no había nadie tan bien parecido ni tan celebrado como Absalón. Desde la planta de su pie hasta su coronilla no había defecto en él. 26 Cuando se cortaba el cabello (y era al final de cada año que se lo cortaba, pues le pesaba mucho y por eso se lo cortaba), el cabello pesaba 200 siclos (2.3 kilos) según el peso real. 27 A Absalón le nacieron tres hijos y una hija que se llamaba Tamar; ella era una mujer de hermosa apariencia.
28 Absalón residió dos años completos en Jerusalén sin ver el rostro del rey. 29 Entonces Absalón mandó a buscar a Joab para enviarlo al rey, pero él no quiso venir. Y por segunda vez envió por él, pero no quiso venir. 30 Dijo, pues, a sus siervos: “Miren, el campo de Joab está junto al mío, y allí tiene cebada; vayan y préndanle fuego.” Y los siervos de Absalón prendieron fuego al campo. 31 Entonces Joab se levantó, vino a la casa de Absalón y le dijo: “¿Por qué tus siervos han prendido fuego a mi campo?”
Nueva Versión Internacional

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22 Postrándose rostro en tierra, Joab le hizo una reverencia al rey y le dio las gracias, añadiendo: ?Hoy sé que cuento con el favor de mi señor y rey, pues usted ha accedido a mi petición.
23 Dicho esto, Joab emprendió la marcha a Guesur, y regresó a Jerusalén con Absalón. 24 Pero el rey dio esta orden: «Que se retire a su casa, y que nunca me visite». Por tanto, Absalón tuvo que irse a su casa sin presentarse ante el rey.
25 En todo Israel no había ningún hombre tan admirado como Absalón por su hermosura; era perfecto de pies a cabeza. 26 Tenía una cabellera tan pesada que una vez al año tenía que cortársela; y según la medida oficial, el pelo cortado pesaba dos kilos. 27 Además, tuvo tres hijos y una hija. Su hija, que se llamaba Tamar, llegó a ser una mujer muy hermosa.
28 Absalón vivió en Jerusalén durante dos años sin presentarse ante el rey. 29 Un día, le pidió a Joab que fuera a ver al rey, pero Joab no quiso ir. Se lo volvió a pedir, pero Joab se negó a hacerlo.
30 Así que Absalón dio esta orden a sus criados: «Miren, Joab ha sembrado cebada en el campo que tiene junto al mío. ¡Vayan y préndanle fuego!» Los criados fueron e incendiaron el campo de Joab.
31 Entonces este fue en seguida a casa de Absalón y le reclamó: ?¿Por qué tus criados le han prendido fuego a mi campo?
Reina-Valera 1960

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22 Y Joab se postró en tierra sobre su rostro e hizo reverencia, y después que bendijo al rey, dijo: Hoy ha entendido tu siervo que he hallado gracia en tus ojos, rey señor mío, pues ha hecho el rey lo que su siervo ha dicho. 23 Se levantó luego Joab y fue a Gesur, y trajo a Absalón a Jerusalén. 24 Mas el rey dijo: Váyase a su casa, y no vea mi rostro. Y volvió Absalón a su casa, y no vio el rostro del rey.
25 Y no había en todo Israel ninguno tan alabado por su hermosura como Absalón; desde la planta de su pie hasta su coronilla no había en él defecto. 26 Cuando se cortaba el cabello (lo cual hacía al fin de cada año, pues le causaba molestia, y por eso se lo cortaba), pesaba el cabello de su cabeza doscientos siclos de peso real. 27 Y le nacieron a Absalón tres hijos, y una hija que se llamó Tamar, la cual era mujer de hermoso semblante.
28 Y estuvo Absalón por espacio de dos años en Jerusalén, y no vio el rostro del rey. 29 Y mandó Absalón por Joab, para enviarlo al rey, pero él no quiso venir; y envió aun por segunda vez, y no quiso venir. 30 Entonces dijo a sus siervos: Mirad, el campo de Joab está junto al mío, y tiene allí cebada; id y prendedle fuego. Y los siervos de Absalón prendieron fuego al campo. 31 Entonces se levantó Joab y vino a casa de Absalón, y le dijo: ¿Por qué han prendido fuego tus siervos a mi campo?
Biblia del Jubileo

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22 Y Joab se postró en tierra sobre su rostro, y adoró, y bendijo al rey, y dijo: Hoy ha entendido tu siervo que he hallado gracia en tus ojos, rey señor mío; pues que ha hecho el rey la palabra de su siervo. 23 Se levantó luego Joab, y fue a Gesur, y volvió a Absalón a Jerusalén. 24 Mas el rey dijo: Váyase a su casa, y no vea mi rostro. Y Absalón volvió a su casa, y no vio el rostro del rey. 25 Y no había varón en todo Israel tan hermoso como Absalón, de alabar en gran manera; desde la planta de su pie hasta la mollera no había en él defecto. 26 Y cuando se cortaba el cabello (lo cual hacía al fin de cada año, pues le causaba molestia, y por eso se lo cortaba), pesaba el cabello de su cabeza doscientos siclos de peso real. 27 Y le nacieron a Absalón tres hijos, y una hija que se llamó Tamar, la cual era hermosa de ver. 28 Y estuvo Absalón por espacio de dos años en Jerusalén, y no vio el rostro del rey. 29 Y mandó Absalón por Joab, para enviarlo al rey; mas no quiso venir a él; ni aunque envió por segunda vez, quiso él venir. 30 Entonces dijo a sus siervos: Bien sabéis las tierras de Joab junto a mi lugar, donde tiene sus cebadas; id, y prenderles fuego; y los siervos de Absalón prendieron fuego a las tierras. 31 Se levantó por tanto Joab, y vino a Absalón a su casa, y le dijo: ¿Por qué han puesto fuego tus siervos a mis tierras?