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Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - 2 Samuel 13:17

(17) Put now this woman out.—Amnon doubtless intended to give the impression that Tamar had behaved shamefully towards him. The baseness of this insinuation is in keeping with his brutality. read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - 2 Samuel 13:1-37

CHAPTER XVII.ABSALOM AND AMNON.2 Samuel 13:1-37.LIVING sorrow, says the proverb, is worse than a dead. The dead sorrow had been very grievous to David; what the living sorrow, of which this chapter tells us, must have been, we cannot conceive. It is his own disorderly lusts, reappearing in his sons, that are the source of this new tragedy. It is often useful for parents to ask whether they would like to see their children doing what they allow in themselves; and in many cases the answer is an... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - 2 Samuel 13:1-39

3. Further Chastisement: Amnon, Tamar, and Absalom CHAPTER 13 1. Amnon’s wicked desire (2 Samuel 13:1-5 ) 2. The incest (2 Samuel 13:6-14 ) 3. His hatred (2 Samuel 13:15-18 ) 4. Amnon murdered (2 Samuel 13:19-36 ) 5. Absalom’s flight (2 Samuel 13:37-39 ) “Behold I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house.” This was Jehovah’s sentence and it is now carried out. The evil which he had nourished in his heart, the passion which he had fed now breaks out in his own family.... read more

L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - 2 Samuel 13:1-39

WICKEDNESS INVADING DAVID'S FAMILY David did not have to wait long to see the sad governmental results of his sin begin to be manifest in his own family His son Ammon was so attracted by the beauty of his half sister Tamar that he became sick in entertaining thoughts of her, though he knew well that his lust was improper. When a friend of his, Jonadab, enquired about the cause of his indisposition, he confided in him about his lustful thoughts. Jonadab had no sense of moral decency, and was... read more

James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - 2 Samuel 13:1-39

O, ABSALOM , MY SON , MY SON ! LUST, MURDER AND DECEIT (2 Samuel 13:0 ) In the preceding lesson judgments were foretold as coming on David, and we are entering on that part of his career when the prediction is fulfilled in earnest. The foulness of this chapter we would not dwell upon more than we can help. Tamar of course, while sister to Absalom, was half-sister to Amnon, the two young men being sons of David by different wives. “A garment of divers colours” (2 Samuel 13:18 ) might be... read more

Joseph Parker

The People's Bible by Joseph Parker - 2 Samuel 13:1-39

The Wickedness of Amnon 2 Samuel 13:0 NO other book but the Bible dare have inserted such a chronicle as this and yet have hoped to retain the attention and confidence of the whole world through all ages. A chapter of this kind is not to be read in its singularity, as if it stood wholly alone and unrelated to other currents of human history. Coming upon it as an exceptional story, the only possible feeling is one of intense and repugnant disgust. If this chapter, and a few others almost like... read more

Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - 2 Samuel 13:16-19

(16) And she said unto him, There is no cause: this evil in sending me away is greater than the other that thou didst unto me. But he would not hearken unto her. (17) Then he called his servant that ministered unto him, and said, Put now this woman out from me, and bolt the door after her. (18) And she had a garment of divers colours upon her: for with such robes were the king's daughters that were virgins apparelled. Then his servant brought her out, and bolted the door after her. (19) And... read more

Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible - 2 Samuel 13:1-20

1-20 From henceforward David was followed with one trouble after another. Adultery and murder were David's sins, the like sins among his children were the beginnings of his punishment: he was too indulgent to his children. Thus David might trace the sins of his children to his own misconduct, which must have made the anguish of the chastisement worse. Let no one ever expect good treatment from those who are capable of attempting their seduction; but it is better to suffer the greatest wrong... read more

Paul E. Kretzmann

The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann - 2 Samuel 13:15-22

Amnon Spurns Tamar v. 15. Then Amnon, having gratified his bestial lust, hated her exceedingly, this being the usual consequence of a relation such as pictured in this chapter, so that the hatred wherewith he hated her was greater than the love wherewith he had loved her; he now loathed the object of his former intense passion. And Amnon said unto her, Arise, be gone! v. 16. And she said unto him, there is no cause; this evil in sending me away is greater than the other that thou didst... read more

Johann Peter Lange

Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures: Critical, Doctrinal and Homiletical - 2 Samuel 13:1-39

3. Breaking up of David’s house and family by the crimes of his sons Amnon and Absalom2 Samuel 13:1-39a. Amnon’s incest with Tamar. 2 Samuel 13:1-211And it came to pass after this that Absalom the son of David had a fair sister, whose name was Tamar; and Amnon the son of David loved her. 2And Amnon was so vexed [troubled]1 that he fell sick for his sister Tamar; for she was a virgin, 3and Amnon thought it hard for him to do anything to her. But [And] Amnon had a friend whose name was Jonadab2,... read more

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