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2 Samuel 14:25-33

New American Standard Bible

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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?' 32 Absalom answered Joab, 'Behold, I sent for you, saying, ‘Come here, so that I may send you to the king, to say, 'Why have I come from Geshur? It would be better for me still to be there.'?’ Now then, let me see the king’s face, and if there is guilt in me, he can have me executed.' 33 So when Joab came to the king and told him, he summoned Absalom. Then Absalom came to the king and prostrated himself with his face to the ground before the king; and the king kissed Absalom.
King James Version

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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? 32 And Absalom answered Joab, Behold, I sent unto thee, saying, Come hither, that I may send thee to the king, to say, Wherefore am I come from Geshur? it had been good for me to have been there still: now therefore let me see the king's face; and if there be any iniquity in me, let him kill me. 33 So Joab came to the king, and told him: and when he had called for Absalom, he came to the king, and bowed himself on his face to the ground before the king: and the king kissed Absalom.
Christian Standard Bible

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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? "
32 "Look," Absalom explained to Joab, "I sent for you and said, 'Come here. I want to send you to the king to ask: Why have I come back from Geshur? I'd be better off if I were still there.' So now, let me see the king. If I am guilty, let him kill me."
33 Joab went to the king and told him. So David summoned Absalom, who came to the king and paid homage with his face to the ground before him. Then the king kissed Absalom.
New Living Translation

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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?'
32 And Absalom replied, 'Because I wanted you to ask the king why he brought me back from Geshur if he didn't intend to see me. I might as well have stayed there. Let me see the king; if he finds me guilty of anything, then let him kill me.'
33 So Joab told the king what Absalom had said. Then at last David summoned Absalom, who came and bowed low before the king, and the king kissed him.
English Standard Version

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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?” 32 Absalom answered Joab, “Behold, I sent word to you, ‘Come here, that I may send you to the king, to ask, “Why have I come from Geshur? It would be better for me to be there still.” Now therefore let me go into the presence of the king, and if there is guilt in me, let him put me to death.’” 33 Then Joab went to the king and told him, and he summoned Absalom. So he came to the king and bowed himself on his face to the ground before the king, and the king kissed Absalom.
New International Version

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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?'
32 Absalom said to Joab, 'Look, I sent word to you and said, 'Come here so I can send you to the king to ask, 'Why have I come from Geshur? It would be better for me if I were still there!'' Now then, I want to see the king's face, and if I am guilty of anything, let him put me to death.'
33 So Joab went to the king and told him this. Then the king summoned Absalom, and he came in and bowed down with his face to the ground before the king. And the king kissed Absalom.
La Biblia de las Américas

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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 ? 32 Y Absalón respondió a Joab: He aquí, envié por ti, diciendo: “Ven acá, para enviarte al rey a decirle: ‘¿Para qué vine de Gesur? Mejor me hubiera sido estar aún allá.’” Ahora pues, vea yo el rostro del rey; y si hay iniquidad en mí, que me dé muerte. 33 Cuando Joab vino al rey y se lo hizo saber, éste llamó a Absalón, y éste vino ante el rey y se postró sobre su rostro en tierra delante del rey. Y el rey besó a Absalón.
Nueva Biblia de las Américas

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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?” 32 Y Absalón respondió a Joab: “Mira, mandé a decirte: ‘Ven acá, para enviarte al rey a decirle: “¿Para qué vine de Gesur? Mejor me hubiera sido estar aún allá.”’ Ahora pues, vea yo el rostro del rey; y si hay iniquidad en mí, que me dé muerte.” 33 Cuando Joab vino al rey y le hizo saber esto, llamó a Absalón, quien vino ante el rey y se postró sobre su rostro en tierra delante del rey. Y el rey besó a Absalón.
Nueva Versión Internacional

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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?
32 Y Absalón le respondió: ?Te pedí que fueras a ver al rey y le preguntaras para qué he vuelto de Guesur. ¡Más me habría valido quedarme allá! Voy a presentarme ante el rey y, si soy culpable de algo, ¡que me mate!
33 Joab fue a comunicárselo al rey; este, por su parte, mandó llamar a Absalón, el cual se presentó ante el rey y, postrándose rostro en tierra, le hizo una reverencia. A su vez, el rey recibió a Absalón con un beso.
Reina-Valera 1960

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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? 32 Y Absalón respondió a Joab: He aquí yo he enviado por ti, diciendo que vinieses acá, con el fin de enviarte al rey para decirle: ¿Para qué vine de Gesur? Mejor me fuera estar aún allá. Vea yo ahora el rostro del rey; y si hay en mí pecado, máteme. 33 Vino, pues, Joab al rey, y se lo hizo saber. Entonces llamó a Absalón, el cual vino al rey, e inclinó su rostro a tierra delante del rey; y el rey besó a Absalón.
Biblia del Jubileo

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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? 32 Y Absalón respondió a Joab: He aquí, yo he enviado por ti, diciendo que vinieses acá, a fin de enviarte yo al rey a que le dijeses: ¿Para qué vine de Gesur? Mejor me fuera estar aún allá. Vea yo ahora la cara del rey; y si hay en mí pecado, máteme. 33 Vino, pues, Joab al rey, y se lo hizo saber. Entonces llamó a Absalón, el cual vino al rey, e inclinó su rostro a tierra delante del rey; y el rey besó a Absalón.