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16 Yes![a] The king may[b] listen and deliver his female servant[c] from the hand of the man who seeks to remove[d] both me and my son from the inheritance God has given us!’[e]

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Samuel 14:16 tn Or “for.”
  2. 2 Samuel 14:16 tn Or “will.” The imperfect verbal form can have either an indicative or modal nuance. The use of “perhaps” in v. 15b suggests the latter here.
  3. 2 Samuel 14:16 tn Heb “in order to deliver his maid.”
  4. 2 Samuel 14:16 tn Heb “destroy.”
  5. 2 Samuel 14:16 tn Heb “from the inheritance of God.” The expression refers to the property that was granted to her family line in the division of the land authorized by God.

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