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 2 Samuel 18:1 - 8
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The Holy Bible, New International Version®
   Book of 2 Samuel
   Chapter 18
18:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
David mustered the men who were with him and appointed over them commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds.
 
18:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
David sent the troops out - a third under the command of Joab, a third under Joab's brother Abishai son of Zeruiah, and a third under Ittai the Gittite. The king told the troops, "I myself will surely march out with you."
 
18:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But the men said, "You must not go out; if we are forced to flee, they won't care about us. Even if half of us die, they won't care; but you are worth ten thousand of us. F56 It would be better now for you to give us support from the city."
 
18:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The king answered, "I will do whatever seems best to you." So the king stood beside the gate while all the men marched out in units of hundreds and of thousands.
 
18:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The king commanded Joab, Abishai and Ittai, "Be gentle with the young man Absalom for my sake." And all the troops heard the king giving orders concerning Absalom to each of the commanders.
 
18:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The army marched into the field to fight Israel, and the battle took place in the forest of Ephraim.
 
18:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
There the army of Israel was defeated by David's men, and the casualties that day were great - twenty thousand men.
 
18:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The battle spread out over the whole countryside, and the forest claimed more lives that day than the sword.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F56 Two Hebrew manuscripts, some Septuagint manuscripts and Vulgate; most Hebrew manuscripts care; for now there are ten thousand like us

 
 

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