Treasury of Scripture
And the king said to her, What ails you? And she answered, I am indeed a widow woman, and my husband is dead.
I am indeed It is very possible that the principal incidents mentioned here were real; and that Joab found out a person whose circumstances both had near resemblance to that which he wished to represent. She did not make the similitude too plain and visible, lest the king should see her intention before she had obtained a grant of pardon; and thus her circumstances, her mournful take, her widow's dress, her aged person, (for Josephus says she was advanced in years,) and her impressive manner, all combined to make one united irresistible impression on the heart of the aged monarch.
2 Samuel 12:1-3 And the LORD sent Nathan to David. And he came to him, and said to him, There were two men in one city; the one rich...
Judges 9:8-15 The trees went forth on a time to anoint a king over them; and they said to the olive tree, Reign you over us...
Strong's ConcordanceAnd the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, I [am] indeed a widow woman, and mine husband is dead.
Topical BibleAileth Ails Alas Dead Dieth Husband Indeed Trouble Truly Truth Widow
2 Samuel Chapter 14 Verse 5
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OT History: 2 Samuel 14:5 The king said to her What ails (2Sa iiSam 2 Sam ii sam)