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2 Samuel 15:2-6

New American Standard Bible

Chapter 15

2 And Absalom used to rise early and stand beside the road to the gate; and when any man who had a lawsuit was to come before the king for judgment, Absalom would call out to him and say, 'From what city are you?' And he would say, 'Your servant is from one of the tribes of Israel.' 3 Then Absalom would say to him, 'See, your claims are good and right, but you have no one to listen to you on the part of the king.' 4 Moreover, Absalom would say, 'Oh that someone would appoint me judge in the land, then every man who has a lawsuit or claim could come to me, and I would give him justice!' 5 And whenever a man approached to prostrate himself before him, he would put out his hand and take hold of him and kiss him. 6 Absalom dealt this way with all Israel who came to the king for judgment; so Absalom stole the hearts of the people of Israel.
King James Version

Chapter 15

2 And Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate: and it was so, that when any man that had a controversy came to the king for judgment, then Absalom called unto him, and said, Of what city art thou? And he said, Thy servant is of one of the tribes of Israel. 3 And Absalom said unto him, See, thy matters are good and right; but there is no man deputed of the king to hear thee. 4 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! 5 And it was so, that when any man came nigh to him to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him. 6 And on this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for judgment: so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.
Christian Standard Bible

Chapter 15

2 He would get up early and stand beside the road leading to the city gate. Whenever anyone had a grievance to bring before the king for settlement, Absalom called out to him and asked, "What city are you from? " If he replied, "Your servant is from one of the tribes of Israel," 3 Absalom said to him, "Look, your claims are good and right, but the king does not have anyone to listen to you." 4 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." 5 When a person approached to pay homage to him, Absalom reached out his hand, took hold of him, and kissed him. 6 Absalom did this to all the Israelites who came to the king for a settlement. So Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.
New Living Translation

Chapter 15

2 He got up early every morning and went out to the gate of the city. When people brought a case to the king for judgment, Absalom would ask where in Israel they were from, and they would tell him their tribe. 3 Then Absalom would say, 'You've really got a strong case here! It's too bad the king doesn't have anyone to hear it. 4 I wish I were the judge. Then everyone could bring their cases to me for judgment, and I would give them justice!'
5 When people tried to bow before him, Absalom wouldn't let them. Instead, he took them by the hand and kissed them. 6 Absalom did this with everyone who came to the king for judgment, and so he stole the hearts of all the people of Israel.
English Standard Version

Chapter 15

2 And Absalom used to rise early and stand beside the way of the gate. And when any man had a dispute to come before the king for judgment, Absalom would call to him and say, “From what city are you?” And when he said, “Your servant is of such and such a tribe in Israel,#8221; 3 Absalom would say to him, “See, your claims are good and right, but there is no man designated by the king to hear you.” 4 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.” 5 And whenever a man came near to pay homage to him, he would put out his hand and take hold of him and kiss him. 6 Thus Absalom did to all of Israel who came to the king for judgment. So Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.
New International Version

Chapter 15

2 He would get up early and stand by the side of the road leading to the city gate. Whenever anyone came with a complaint to be placed before the king for a decision, Absalom would call out to him, 'What town are you from?' He would answer, 'Your servant is from one of the tribes of Israel.' 3 Then Absalom would say to him, 'Look, your claims are valid and proper, but there is no representative of the king to hear you.' 4 And Absalom would add, 'If only I were appointed judge in the land! Then everyone who has a complaint or case could come to me and I would see that they receive justice.'
5 Also, whenever anyone approached him to bow down before him, Absalom would reach out his hand, take hold of him and kiss him. 6 Absalom behaved in this way toward all the Israelites who came to the king asking for justice, and so he stole the hearts of the people of Israel.
La Biblia de las Américas

Chapter 15

2 Y Absalón se levantaba temprano y se situaba junto al camino de la puerta ; y sucedía que todo aquel que tenía un pleito y venía al rey para juicio, Absalón lo llamaba y decía: ¿De qué ciudad eres? Y éste respondía: Tu siervo es de una de las tribus de Israel. 3 Entonces Absalón le decía: Mira, tu causa es buena y justa, pero nadie te va a escuchar de parte del rey. 4 Decía además Absalón: ¡Quién me nombrara juez en la tierra! Entonces todo hombre que tuviera pleito o causa alguna podría venir a mí y yo le haría justicia. 5 Y sucedía que cuando alguno se acercaba y se postraba ante él, él extendía su mano, lo levantaba y lo besaba. 6 De esta manera Absalón trataba a todo israelita que venía al rey para juicio; así Absalón robó el corazón de los hombres de Israel.
Nueva Biblia de las Américas

Chapter 15

2 Absalón se levantaba temprano y se situaba junto al camino de la puerta; y sucedía que todo aquél que tenía un pleito y venía al rey para juicio, Absalón lo llamaba y decía: “¿De qué ciudad eres?” Y éste respondía: “Tu siervo es de una de las tribus de Israel.” 3 Entonces Absalón le decía: “Mira, tu causa es buena y justa, pero nadie te va a escuchar de parte del rey.” 4 Decía además Absalón: “¡Quién me nombrara juez en la tierra! Entonces todo hombre que tuviera pleito o causa alguna podría venir a mí y yo le haría justicia.” 5 Y sucedía que cuando alguien se acercaba y se postraba ante él, él extendía su mano, lo levantaba y lo besaba. 6 De esta manera Absalón trataba a todo Israelita que venía al rey para juicio. Así Absalón robó el corazón de los hombres de Israel.
Nueva Versión Internacional

Chapter 15

2 Se levantaba temprano y se ponía a la vera del camino, junto a la entrada de la ciudad. Cuando pasaba alguien que iba a ver al rey para que le resolviera un pleito, Absalón lo llamaba y le preguntaba de qué pueblo venía. Aquel le decía de qué tribu israelita era, 3 y Absalón le aseguraba: «Tu demanda es muy justa, pero no habrá quien te escuche de parte del rey». 4 En seguida añadía: «¡Ojalá me pusieran por juez en el país! Todo el que tuviera un pleito o una demanda vendría a mí, y yo le haría justicia».
5 Además de esto, si alguien se le acercaba para inclinarse ante él, Absalón le tendía los brazos, lo abrazaba y lo saludaba con un beso. 6 Esto hacía Absalón con todos los israelitas que iban a ver al rey para que les resolviera algún asunto, y así fue ganándose el cariño del pueblo.
Reina-Valera 1960

Chapter 15

2 Y se levantaba Absalón de mañana, y se ponía a un lado del camino junto a la puerta; y a cualquiera que tenía pleito y venía al rey a juicio, Absalón le llamaba y le decía: ¿De qué ciudad eres? Y él respondía: Tu siervo es de una de las tribus de Israel. 3 Entonces Absalón le decía: Mira, tus palabras son buenas y justas; mas no tienes quien te oiga de parte del rey. 4 Y decía Absalón: ¡Quién me pusiera por juez en la tierra, para que viniesen a mí todos los que tienen pleito o negocio, que yo les haría justicia! 5 Y acontecía que cuando alguno se acercaba para inclinarse a él, él extendía la mano y lo tomaba, y lo besaba. 6 De esta manera hacía con todos los israelitas que venían al rey a juicio; y así robaba Absalón el corazón de los de Israel.
Biblia del Jubileo

Chapter 15

2 Y se levantaba Absalón de mañana, y se ponía a un lado del camino de la puerta; y a cualquiera que tenía pleito y venía al rey a juicio, Absalón le llamaba a sí, y le decía: ¿De qué ciudad eres? Y él respondía: Tu siervo es de una de las tribus de Israel. 3 Entonces Absalón le decía: Mira, tus palabras son buenas y justas; mas no tienes quien te oiga por el rey. 4 Y decía Absalón: ¡Quién me pusiera por juez en la tierra, para que viniesen a mí todos los que tienen pleito o negocio, que yo les haría justicia! 5 Y acontecía que, cuando alguno se llegaba para inclinarse a él, él extendía su mano, y lo tomaba, y lo besaba. 6 Y de esta manera hacía con todo Israel que venía al rey a juicio; y así robaba Absalón el corazón de los de Israel.