2 Samuel 18:9

NET ©

Then Absalom happened to come across David’s men. Now as Absalom was riding on his mule, it went under the branches of a large oak tree. His head got caught in the oak and he was suspended in midair, while the mule he had been riding kept going.

NIV ©

Now Absalom happened to meet David’s men. He was riding his mule, and as the mule went under the thick branches of a large oak, Absalom’s head got caught in the tree. He was left hanging in mid-air, while the mule he was riding kept on going.

NASB ©

Now Absalom happened to meet the servants of David. For Absalom was riding on his mule, and the mule went under the thick branches of a great oak. And his head caught fast in the oak, so he was left hanging between heaven and earth, while the mule that was under him kept going.

NLT ©

During the battle, Absalom came unexpectedly upon some of David’s men. He tried to escape on his mule, but as he rode beneath the thick branches of a great oak, his head got caught. His mule kept going and left him dangling in the air.

MSG ©

Absalom ran into David's men, but was out in front of them riding his mule, when the mule ran under the branches of a huge oak tree. Absalom's head was caught in the oak and he was left dangling between heaven and earth, the mule running right out from under him.

BBE ©

And Absalom came across some of David’s men. And Absalom was seated on his mule, and the mule went under the thick branches of a great tree, and his head became fixed in the tree and he was lifted up between earth and heaven, and the beast under him went on.

NRSV ©

Absalom happened to meet the servants of David. Absalom was riding on his mule, and the mule went under the thick branches of a great oak. His head caught fast in the oak, and he was left hanging between heaven and earth, while the mule that was under him went on.

NKJV ©

Then Absalom met the servants of David. Absalom rode on a mule. The mule went under the thick boughs of a great terebinth tree, and his head caught in the terebinth; so he was left hanging between heaven and earth. And the mule which was under him went on.

KJV
And Absalom
<053>
met
<07122> (8735)
the servants
<06440> <05650>
of David
<01732>_.
And Absalom
<053>
rode
<07392> (8802)
upon a mule
<06505>_,
and the mule
<06505>
went
<0935> (8799)
under the thick boughs
<07730>
of a great
<01419>
oak
<0424>_,
and his head
<07218>
caught hold
<02388> (8799)
of the oak
<0424>_,
and he was taken up
<05414> (8714)
between the heaven
<08064>
and the earth
<0776>_;
and the mule
<06505>
that [was] under him went away
<05674> (8804)_.
HEBREW
rbe
<05674>
wytxt
<08478>
rsa
<0834>
drphw
<06505>
Urah
<0776>
Nybw
<0996>
Mymsh
<08064>
Nyb
<0996>
Ntyw
<05414>
hlab
<0424>
wsar
<07218>
qzxyw
<02388>
hlwdgh
<01419>
hlah
<0424>
Kbwv
<07730>
txt
<08478>
drph
<06505>
abyw
<0935>
drph
<06505>
le
<05921>
bkr
<07392>
Mwlsbaw
<053>
dwd
<01732>
ydbe
<05650>
ynpl
<06440>
Mwlsba
<053>
arqyw (18:9)
<07122>
LXXM
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
sunhnthsen
<4876>  
V-AAI-3S
abessalwm
 
N-PRI
enwpion
<1799>  
PREP
twn
<3588>  
T-GPM
paidwn
<3816>  
N-GPM
dauid
 
N-PRI
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
abessalwm
 
N-PRI
epibebhkwv
<1910>  
V-RAPNS
epi
<1909>  
PREP
tou
<3588>  
T-GSM
hmionou
 
N-GSM
autou
<846>  
D-GSM
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
eishlyen
<1525>  
V-AAI-3S
o
<3588>  
T-NSM
hmionov
 
N-NSM
upo
<5259>  
PREP
to
<3588>  
T-ASN
dasov
 
N-ASN
thv
<3588>  
T-GSF
druov
 
N-GSF
thv
<3588>  
T-GSF
megalhv
<3173>  
A-GSF
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
ekremasyh
 
V-API-3S
h
<3588>  
T-NSF
kefalh
<2776>  
N-NSF
autou
<846>  
D-GSM
en
<1722>  
PREP
th
<3588>  
T-DSF
drui
 
N-DSF
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
ekremasyh
 
V-API-3S
ana
<303>  
PREP
meson
<3319>  
A-ASN
tou
<3588>  
T-GSM
ouranou
<3772>  
N-GSM
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
ana
<303>  
PREP
meson
<3319>  
A-ASN
thv
<3588>  
T-GSF
ghv
<1065>  
N-GSF
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
o
<3588>  
T-NSM
hmionov
 
N-NSM
upokatw
<5270>  
ADV
autou
<846>  
D-GSM
parhlyen
<3928>  
V-AAI-3S
NET © [draft] ITL
Then Absalom
<053>
happened
<07122>
to come across
<06440>
David’s
<01732>
men
<05650>
. Now as Absalom
<053>
was riding
<07392>
on
<05921>
his mule
<06505>
, it
<06505>
went
<0935>
under
<08478>
the branches
<07730>
of a large
<01419>
oak tree
<0424>
. His head
<07218>
got caught in the oak
<0424>
and he was suspended
<05414>
in
<0996>
midair
<0776>

<0996>

<08064>
, while the mule
<06505>
he had
<0834>
been riding kept going
<05674>
.
NET © Notes

tn Heb “the.”

tn Heb “the donkey.”

tn Heb “between the sky and the ground.”