19:14 He 1 won over the hearts of all the men of Judah as though they were one man. Then they sent word to the king saying, “Return, you and all your servants as well.” 19:15 So the king returned and came to the Jordan River. 2
Now the people of Judah 3 had come to Gilgal to meet the king and to help him 4 cross the Jordan. 19:16 Shimei son of Gera the Benjaminite from Bahurim came down quickly with the men of Judah to meet King David.
1 tn The referent of “he” is not entirely clear: cf. NCV “David”; TEV “David’s words”; NRSV, NLT “Amasa.”
2 tn The word “River” is not in the Hebrew text, but has been supplied in the translation for clarity.
3 tn The Hebrew text has simply “Judah.”
4 tn Heb “the king.” The pronoun (“him”) has been used in the translation to avoid redundancy.