Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Samuel 18:12

The man said to Joab, "Even if I should receive a thousand pieces of silver in my hand, I would not put out my hand against the king's son; for in our hearing the king charged you and Abishai and Ittai, saying, ‘Protect for me the young man Absalom!'
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Absalom;   Citizens;   Ephraim;   Loyalty;   Parents;   Thompson Chain Reference - Business Life;   Honesty;   Integrity;   Virtues;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Presents;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Ahimaaz;   Joab;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Absalom;   Joab;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Abishai;   Coin;   Ittai;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Fox;   Ittai;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Samuel, Books of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Abishai;   Joab;   Samuel, Books of;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Ittai ;   Joab ;   Oak;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Absalom;   David;   Smith Bible Dictionary - It'ta-I;   Jo'ab;   Piece of Silver;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Ittai;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Money;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And the man said unto Joab,.... Disdaining his proposal:

though I should receive a thousand shekels of silver in mine hand; or such a sum should be offered to me; the Arabic version is a million:

yet would I not put forth my hand against the king's son; to smite him, and slay him:

for in our hearing the king charged thee, and Abishai, and Ittai; his three generals:

saying, beware that none touch the young man Absalom; so as to slay him; they were charged to abstain from it themselves, and to watch and observe others, and keep them from doing it.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 18:12". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-samuel-18.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Samuel 18:12 And the man said unto Joab, Though I should receive a thousand [shekels] of silver in mine hand, [yet] would I not put forth mine hand against the king’s son: for in our hearing the king charged thee and Abishai and Ittai, saying, Beware that none [touch] the young man Absalom.

Ver. 12. Yet would I not put forth mine hand.] Because it would be as much as my life is worth. How mad, then, are they who for a few paltry shillings part with their precious souls!

Hoc Ithacus velit, hoc magno mercentur Achivi.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 18:12". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-samuel-18.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Or, take heed what (for so the Hebrew pronoun mi is sometimes used, as Jude 13:17) ye do with the young man. He expresseth David’s sense, though not his words.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Samuel 18:12". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-samuel-18.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

12.As the dew falleth — Covering all things, so that nothing on the ground escapes its touch.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 18:12". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-samuel-18.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Save. Protestants, "beware that none touch the young man."

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 18:12". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-samuel-18.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

our hearing. See 2 Samuel 18:5

Beware that none touch = Watch any one who (would touch) the, &c. After "Watch", Septuagint, Aramaean, Syriac, and Vulgate add "for my sake", as in 2 Samuel 18:5.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 18:12". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-samuel-18.html. 1909-1922.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the man said unto Joab, Though I should receive a thousand shekels of silver in mine hand, yet would I not put forth mine hand against the king's son: for in our hearing the king charged thee and Abishai and Ittai, saying, Beware that none touch the young man Absalom.
receive, etc
Heb. weigh upon mine hand. in our hearing.
Beware, etc
Heb. Beware, whosoever ye be, of the, etc.
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 19:1 - General2 Samuel 20:6 - Abishai;  1 Kings 2:5 - Joab;  Psalm 55:20 - put

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 18:12". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-samuel-18.html.