Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Samuel 13:9

She took the pan and dished them out before him, but he refused to eat. And Amnon said, "Have everyone go out from me." So everyone went out from him.
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Adultery;   Bread;   Deception;   Lasciviousness;   Princesses;   Rape;   Seduction;   Tamar;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Amnon;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Absalom;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Family Life and Relations;   Woman;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Cake;   Tamar;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Bread;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Amnon;   Pan;   Rape;   Samuel, Books of;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Amnon ;   Tamar ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Absalom;   Amnon;   David;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Am'non;   Ta'mar;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Samuel, Books of;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Absalom;   Ashes;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And she took a pan, and poured them out before him,.... Out of the frying pan, in which they were, into another dish; and all this was done in his presence, that he might see and know of what, and in what manner it was made, that his stomach might not recoil at it:

but he refused to eat: for that was not what he wanted:

and Amnon said, have out all men from me; as if company was troublesome to him, and he wanted rest, &c.

and they went out every man from him; at his orders, that he might get some sleep, as he seemed desirous of it.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 13:9". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-samuel-13.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

And she took a pan, and e poured [them] out before him; but he refused to eat. And Amnon said, Have out all men from f me. And they went out every man from him.

(e) That is, she served them on a dish.

(f) For the wicked are ashamed to do that before men, which they are not afraid to commit in the sight of God.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 13:9". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-samuel-13.html. 1599-1645.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And she took a pan, and poured them out before him; but he refused to eat. And Amnon said, Have out all men from me. And they went out every man from him.

Out — Out of the frying-pan into the dish.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 13:9". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/2-samuel-13.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Samuel 13:9 And she took a pan, and poured [them] out before him; but he refused to eat. And Amnon said, Have out all men from me. And they went out every man from him.

Ver. 9. But he refused to eat.] As if he had been very sick: and so bade all to go out: then he called for her again, and so forced her. This was the fruit of those base, vain, wanton, capering thoughts, which he should at first have resisted, before they had thus broken out into foul incest; as ill humours in the body do into sores and botches. The poets tell us, that whoso washeth in the river Silenus, is forthwith cured of his love passions. The Stoics say, Aut mentem, aut restim. Let a man either moderate his lusts, or go hang himself. But Amnon might have learned better than all this of his father and other holy prophets, had he more minded their counsel, than that of his cousin Jonadab.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 13:9". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-samuel-13.html. 1865-1868.

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

2 Samuel 13:9. She took a pan, &c.— Tamar came and prepared food at Amnon's desire, with all the housewifely skill of those simple ages, when an utter inattention to all the purposes of domestic life made no part even of a princess's praise. See Genesis 18:6 and Herodot. lib. 8: cap. 137. After having baked the cakes, it is said, she took a pan, and poured them out; which makes it probable that she fried them in oil, according to the custom of that country. But he refused to eat. The insinuation was, that he was grown worse; and, to cover the deceit the better, he ordered every body to go out of his room, as if he could neither bear the sight nor the noise of company. And when they were gone, he desired his sister to bring the victuals into an inner chamber, 2 Samuel 13:10. She, suspecting no evil, did as he desired.

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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 13:9". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/2-samuel-13.html. 1801-1803.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Poured them out; out of the frying-pan into the dish.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Samuel 13:9". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-samuel-13.html. 1685.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Out. This conveys the idea of something liquid. (Calmet) --- It was a thin wafer, (Haydock) or cake, of which there were different sorts.

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 13:9". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-samuel-13.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

a pan = the pan. Occurs only here.

poured = put down,

men. Hebrew. "ish. App-14.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 13:9". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-samuel-13.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(9) He refused to eat.—This also seemed natural enough in a whimsical invalid, and for the same reason his next requirement, “Have out all men from me,” awakened no suspicion in the mind of Tamar.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 13:9". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-samuel-13.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And she took a pan, and poured them out before him; but he refused to eat. And Amnon said, Have out all men from me. And they went out every man from him.
And Ammon
Genesis 45:1; Judges 3:19; John 3:20
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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 13:9". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-samuel-13.html.