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2 Samuel 15:3-8

New American Standard Bible

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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.
7 Now it came about at the end of four years that Absalom said to the king, 'Please let me go and pay my vow which I have made to the LORD, in Hebron. 8 For your servant made a vow while I was living in Geshur in Aram, saying, ‘If the LORD will indeed bring me back to Jerusalem, then I will serve the LORD.’?'
King James Version

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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.
7 And it came to pass after forty years, that Absalom said unto the king, I pray thee, let me go and pay my vow, which I have vowed unto the LORD, in Hebron. 8 For thy servant vowed a vow while I abode at Geshur in Syria, saying, If the LORD shall bring me again indeed to Jerusalem, then I will serve the LORD.
Christian Standard Bible

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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.
7 When four years had passed, Absalom said to the king, "Please let me go to Hebron to fulfill a vow I made to the Lord. 8 For your servant made a vow when I lived in Geshur of Aram, saying, 'If the Lord really brings me back to Jerusalem, I will worship the Lord in Hebron.' "
New Living Translation

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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.
7 After four years, Absalom said to the king, 'Let me go to Hebron to offer a sacrifice to the LORD and fulfill a vow I made to him. 8 For while your servant was at Geshur in Aram, I promised to sacrifice to the LORD in Hebron if he would bring me back to Jerusalem.'
English Standard Version

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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.
7 And at the end of four years Absalom said to the king, “Please let me go and pay my vow, which I have vowed to the LORD, in Hebron. 8 For your servant vowed a vow while I lived at Geshur in Aram, saying, ‘If the LORD will indeed bring me back to Jerusalem, then I will offer worship to the LORD.’”
New International Version

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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.
7 At the end of four years, Absalom said to the king, 'Let me go to Hebron and fulfill a vow I made to the LORD. 8 While your servant was living at Geshur in Aram, I made this vow: 'If the LORD takes me back to Jerusalem, I will worship the LORD in Hebron.''
La Biblia de las Américas

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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.
7 Y aconteció que al cabo de cuatro años Absalón dijo al rey: Te ruego me dejes ir a Hebrón a pagar mi voto que he hecho al SEÑOR. 8 Pues tu siervo prometió un voto mientras habitaba en Gesur, en Aram, diciendo: “Si en verdad el SEÑOR me hace volver a Jerusalén, entonces yo serviré al SEÑOR.”
Nueva Biblia de las Américas

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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.
7 Después de cuatro años, Absalón dijo al rey: “Le ruego me deje ir a Hebrón a pagar mi voto que he hecho al SEÑOR. 8 Pues su siervo prometió un voto mientras habitaba en Gesur, en Aram y dijo: ‘Si en verdad el SEÑOR me hace volver a Jerusalén, entonces yo serviré al SEÑOR.’”
Nueva Versión Internacional

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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.
7 Al cabo de cuatro años, Absalón le dijo al rey: ?Permítame Su Majestad ir a Hebrón, a cumplir un voto que le hice al SEÑOR. 8 Cuando vivía en Guesur de Siria, hice este voto: “Si el SEÑOR me concede volver a Jerusalén, le ofreceré un sacrificio”.
Reina-Valera 1960

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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.
7 Al cabo de cuatro años, aconteció que Absalón dijo al rey: Yo te ruego me permitas que vaya a Hebrón, a pagar mi voto que he prometido a Jehová. 8 Porque tu siervo hizo voto cuando estaba en Gesur en Siria, diciendo: Si Jehová me hiciere volver a Jerusalén, yo serviré a Jehová.
Biblia del Jubileo

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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. 7 Y al finalizar un periodo predeterminado de cuarenta años aconteció que Absalón dijo al rey: Yo te ruego me permitas que vaya a Hebrón, a pagar mi voto que he prometido al SEÑOR. 8 Porque tu siervo hizo voto cuando estaba en Gesur en Siria, diciendo: Si el SEÑOR me volviere a Jerusalén, yo serviré al SEÑOR.