The Meaning of 2 Samuel 15:15 Explained

2 Samuel 15:15

KJV: And the king's servants said unto the king, Behold, thy servants are ready to do whatsoever my lord the king shall appoint.

YLT: And the servants of the king say unto the king, 'According to all that my lord the king chooseth -- lo, thy servants do.'

Darby: And the king's servants said to the king, Behold, thy servants will do whatever my lord the king shall choose.

ASV: And the king's servants said unto the king, Behold, thy servants are ready to do whatsoever my lord the king shall choose.

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What does 2 Samuel 15:15 Mean?

Context Summary

2 Samuel 15:13-23 - The Loyal Stranger
David was conscious of ill desert; hence his resolve to flee. How different his bearing now from that great hour when Goliath fell before him! Ah, conscience doth make cowards of us all! And yet there was a beautiful spirit of resignation welling up amid the salt waves of his bitter sorrow. When we are called to pass through dark hours, we cannot do better than repeat the words of this royal penitent: "Behold, here am I let him do to me as seemeth good to him." What thoughtfulness of Ittai! What pathos in the king's words to Zadok! What humility as he climbed Olivet! What trust still in God to turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness! It is an impressive picture of the resignation of a broken and a contrite heart.
They were noble words that Ittai uttered! His name associates him with David's residence in Gath, among the Philistines. He was a stranger and an exile in Israel, but the king's friendship had made a home for him. In these days of our Lord's humiliation, let us address Him in the chivalrous and noble words of 2 Samuel 15:21. See John 12:26; 1 Thessalonians 5:10.

Chapter Summary: 2 Samuel 15

1  Absalom, by fair speeches and courtesies, steals the hearts of Israel
7  By pretense of a vow, he obtains leave to go to Hebron
10  He makes there a great conspiracy
13  David upon the news flees from Jerusalem
19  Ittai will leave him
24  Zadok and Abiathar are sent back with the ark
30  David and his company go up mount Olivet weeping,
31  He curses Ahithophel's counsel
32  Hushai is sent back with instructions

What do the individual words in 2 Samuel 15:15 mean?

And said servants of the king to the king [ready to do] whatever commands My lord the king we [are] your servants
וַיֹּאמְר֥וּ עַבְדֵֽי־ הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ אֶל־ הַמֶּ֑לֶךְ כְּכֹ֧ל אֲשֶׁר־ יִבְחַ֛ר אֲדֹנִ֥י הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ הִנֵּ֥ה עֲבָדֶֽיךָ

What are the major concepts related to 2 Samuel 15:15?

Main Subject Matters

Choose a king [2]
The court decides. [2]

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