Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on 2 Samuel 15:16 in English Standard Version "So the king went out, and all his household after him. And the king left ten concubines to keep the house." 2Sa 16:21 Ahithophel said to Absalom, “Go in to your father’s concubines, whom he has left to keep the house, and all Israel will hear that you have made yourself a stench to your father, and the hands of all who are with you will be strengthened.” 2Sa 20:3 And David came to his house at Jerusalem. And the king took the ten concubines whom he had left to care for the house and put them in a house under guard and provided for them, but did not go in to them. So they were shut up until the day of their death, living as if in widowhood.