18:23 But he said, 1 “Whatever happens, I want to go!” So Joab 2 said to him, “Then go!” So Ahimaaz ran by the way of the Jordan plain, and he passed the Cushite.
2 Samuel 18:27-29Context
18:27 The watchman said, “It appears to me that the first runner is Ahimaaz 3 son of Zadok.” The king said, “He is a good man, and he comes with good news.”
18:28 Then Ahimaaz called out and said to the king, “Greetings!” 4 He bowed down before the king with his face toward the ground and said, “May the Lord your God be praised because he has defeated 5 the men who opposed 6 my lord the king!”
18:29 The king replied, “How is the young man Absalom?” Ahimaaz replied, “I saw a great deal of confusion when Joab was sending the king’s servant and me, your servant, but I don’t know what it was all about.”
1 tn The words “but he said” are not in the Hebrew text. They are supplied in the translation for clarity.
2 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Joab) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
3 tn Heb “I am seeing the running of the first one like the running of Ahimaaz.”
4 tn Heb “Peace.”
5 tn Heb “delivered over.”
6 tn Heb “lifted their hand against.”