39 And the soul of king David longed [1] to go forth unto Absalom: for he was comforted concerning Amnon, seeing he was dead.

Other Translations of 2 Samuel 13:39

New International Version

39 And King David longed to go to Absalom, for he was consoled concerning Amnon's death.

English Standard Version

39 And the spirit of the kingDead Sea Scroll, Septuagint; Hebrew David longed to go outCompare Vulgate ceased to go out to Absalom, because he was comforted about Amnon, since he was dead.

The Message

39 The king finally gave up trying to get back at Absalom. He had come to terms with Amnon's death.

New King James Version

39 And King David longed to go to Absalom. For he had been comforted concerning Amnon, because he was dead.

New Living Translation

39 And King David, now reconciled to Amnon's death, longed to be reunited with his son Absalom.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 2 Samuel 13:39

Commentary on 2 Samuel 13:30-39

(Read 2 Samuel 13:30-39)

Jonadab was as guilty of Ammon's death, as of his sin; such false friends do they prove, who counsel us to do wickedly. Instead of loathing Absalom as a murderer, David, after a time, longed to go forth to him. This was David's infirmity: God saw something in his heart that made a difference, else we should have thought that he, as much as Eli, honoured his sons more than God.