steal someone’s heart

to gain someone’s love
—All it took was a little meow, and the tiny kitten with the hurt leg stole my heart.

Absolom, King David’s son, took steps to replace his father as leader of Israel by winning the affection of the people. As the Israelites came to Jerusalem with complaints needing the king’s decision, Absalom met them outside the city gates and promised them justice if he were made their judge.

When someone approached to bow before him, Absalom would extend his hand and embrace him and kiss him. Absalom acted this way toward everyone in Israel who came to the king for justice. In this way Absalom won the loyalty [stole the hearts—KJV] of the citizens of Israel. (2 Samuel 15:5,6)

When he felt the time was right, Absalom declared himself king, and David fled from Jerusalem. While chasing after David with his army, Absalom was killed by Joab. David then returned to his throne.

Comments are closed.
  • All scripture quotations, unless otherwise noted, are from the NET Bible® copyright ©1996-2017 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. http://bible.org. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

    Scripture in brackets is from the King James Bible.

  • Creative Commons License
    This work is licensed by Craig Thompson under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

    Any reproduction of this content using passages from the NET Bible must follow NET Bible's copyright policy for use of those passages.

    For information on creating translations of Putting Words in Our Mouths, please go here.

  • Visit My Blog: Clearing Customs

    A Moral Gut Check for the Coming Year—and Beyond [—at A Life Overseas]

    If you’re like me, you saw at least one of the “those we lost” montages covering the deaths of notable people over the last year. And when you see some of the names and faces, you react for some with “I didn’t know they were gone” and for others with “That just happened this year?” […]

    Miriam Beard on Travel: A Change in the Ideas of Living

    I’ve often wondered how a single phrase finds its way from being buried in a memoir or novel to being plucked out as a stand-on-its-own “quotation.” Of course, the creator of the thought is important, but so is the one who finds it and decides it’s worthy of display on its own. “Next to the […]