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 2 Samuel 10:6 - 19
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   Book of 2 Samuel
   Chapter 10
10:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When the Ammonites realized that they had become a stench in David's nostrils, they hired twenty thousand Aramean foot soldiers from Beth Rehob and Zobah, as well as the king of Maacah with a thousand men, and also twelve thousand men from Tob.
 
10:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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On hearing this, David sent Joab out with the entire army of fighting men.
 
10:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The Ammonites came out and drew up in battle formation at the entrance to their city gate, while the Arameans of Zobah and Rehob and the men of Tob and Maacah were by themselves in the open country.
 
10:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Joab saw that there were battle lines in front of him and behind him; so he selected some of the best troops in Israel and deployed them against the Arameans.
 
10:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He put the rest of the men under the command of Abishai his brother and deployed them against the Ammonites.
 
10:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Joab said, "If the Arameans are too strong for me, then you are to come to my rescue; but if the Ammonites are too strong for you, then I will come to rescue you.
 
10:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Be strong and let us fight bravely for our people and the cities of our God. The LORD will do what is good in his sight."
 
10:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Joab and the troops with him advanced to fight the Arameans, and they fled before him.
 
10:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When the Ammonites saw that the Arameans were fleeing, they fled before Abishai and went inside the city. So Joab returned from fighting the Ammonites and came to Jerusalem.
 
10:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
After the Arameans saw that they had been routed by Israel, they regrouped.
 
10:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Hadadezer had Arameans brought from beyond the River F28 ; they went to Helam, with Shobach the commander of Hadadezer's army leading them.
 
10:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When David was told of this, he gathered all Israel, crossed the Jordan and went to Helam. The Arameans formed their battle lines to meet David and fought against him.
 
10:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But they fled before Israel, and David killed seven hundred of their charioteers and forty thousand of their foot soldiers. F29 He also struck down Shobach the commander of their army, and he died there.
 
10:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When all the kings who were vassals of Hadadezer saw that they had been defeated by Israel, they made peace with the Israelites and became subject to them. So the Arameans were afraid to help the Ammonites anymore.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F28 That is, the Euphrates
F29 Some Septuagint manuscripts (see also 1 Chron. 19:18); Hebrew horsemen

 
 

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