1 Chronicles 19:9
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New International Version
The Ammonites came out and drew up in battle formation at the entrance to their city, while the kings who had come were by themselves in the open country.

New Living Translation
The Ammonite troops came out and drew up their battle lines at the entrance of the city, while the other kings positioned themselves to fight in the open fields.

English Standard Version
And the Ammonites came out and drew up in battle array at the entrance of the city, and the kings who had come were by themselves in the open country.

New American Standard Bible
The sons of Ammon came out and drew up in battle array at the entrance of the city, and the kings who had come were by themselves in the field.

King James Bible
And the children of Ammon came out, and put the battle in array before the gate of the city: and the kings that were come were by themselves in the field.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Ammonites marched out and lined up in battle formation at the entrance of the city while the kings who had come were in the field by themselves.

International Standard Version
The Ammonites went out in battle formation in front of the entrance to the city while the kings who had come stayed by themselves in the open fields.

NET Bible
The Ammonites marched out and were deployed for battle at the entrance to the city, while the kings who had come were by themselves in the field.

New Heart English Bible
The children of Ammon came out, and put the battle in array at the gate of the city: and the kings who had come were by themselves in the field.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Ammonites formed a battle line at the entrance of the city, while the Arameans from Zobah and Rehob and the kings who had come remained by themselves in the open country.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the children of Ammon came out and put the battle in array at the gate of the city; and the kings that were come were by themselves in the field.

New American Standard 1977
And the sons of Ammon came out and drew up in battle array at the entrance of the city, and the kings who had come were by themselves in the field.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the sons of Ammon came out and put the battle in order before the gate of the city, and the kings that had come were by themselves in the field.

King James 2000 Bible
And the children of Ammon came out, and put the battle in array before the gate of the city: and the kings that had come were by themselves in the field.

American King James Version
And the children of Ammon came out, and put the battle in array before the gate of the city: and the kings that were come were by themselves in the field.

American Standard Version
And the children of Ammon came out, and put the battle in array at the gate of the city: and the kings that were come were by themselves in the field.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the children of Ammon came out and put their army in array before the gate of the city : and the kings, that were come to their aid, stood apart in the field.

Darby Bible Translation
And the children of Ammon came out, and put the battle in array at the entrance of the city; and the kings that had come were by themselves on the field.

English Revised Version
And the children of Ammon came out, and put the battle in array at the gate of the city: and the kings that were come were by themselves in the field.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the children of Ammon came out, and put the battle in array before the gate of the city: and the kings that had come were by themselves in the field.

World English Bible
The children of Ammon came out, and put the battle in array at the gate of the city: and the kings who had come were by themselves in the field.

Young's Literal Translation
and the sons of Ammon come out and set battle in array at the opening of the city, and the kings who have come are by themselves in the field.
Study Bible
David's Messengers Disgraced
8When David heard of it, he sent Joab and all the army, the mighty men. 9The sons of Ammon came out and drew up in battle array at the entrance of the city, and the kings who had come were by themselves in the field. 10Now when Joab saw that the battle was set against him in front and in the rear, he selected from all the choice men of Israel and they arrayed themselves against the Arameans.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 10:8
The sons of Ammon came out and drew up in battle array at the entrance of the city, while the Arameans of Zobah and of Rehob and the men of Tob and Maacah were by themselves in the field.

1 Chronicles 19:8
When David heard of it, he sent Joab and all the army, the mighty men.

1 Chronicles 19:10
Now when Joab saw that the battle was set against him in front and in the rear, he selected from all the choice men of Israel and they arrayed themselves against the Arameans.
Treasury of Scripture

And the children of Ammon came out, and put the battle in array before the gate of the city: and the kings that were come were by themselves in the field.

put the battle

1 Samuel 17:2 And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and pitched …

2 Samuel 18:4 And the king said to them, What seems you best I will do. And the …

2 Chronicles 13:3 And Abijah set the battle in array with an army of valiant men of …

2 Chronicles 14:10 Then Asa went out against him, and they set the battle in array in …

Isaiah 28:6 And for a spirit of judgment to him that sits in judgment, and for …

Jeremiah 50:42 They shall hold the bow and the lance: they are cruel, and will not …

Joel 2:5 Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, …

the kings

2 Samuel 10:8 And the children of Ammon came out, and put the battle in array at …

1 Kings 20:1,24 And Benhadad the king of Syria gathered all his host together: and …

(9) Before the gate of the city.--Literally, in the outlet of the city. Samuel has "in the outlet of the gate." The city appears to have been Medeba (1Chronicles 19:7).

And the kings that were come.--Samuel repeats the names: "And Aram-zobah and Rehob, and the men of Tb and Maachah."

Were.--Rather, put the battle in array (to be supplied from the former sentence).

In the field.--In the open country, or plain (mshr) of Medeba (Joshua 13:9; Joshua 13:16), where there was room for the movements of cavalry and chariots.

Verse 9. - The kings. Compare this and ver. 19 with ver. 19 of the parallel chapter, and also with ver. 8 (2 Samuel 10:19, 8). 9-15. children of Ammon … put the battle in array before the gate of the city—that is, outside the walls of Medeba, a frontier town on the Arnon.

the kings that were come were by themselves in the field—The Israelitish army being thus beset by the Ammonites in front, and by the Syrian auxiliaries behind, Joab resolved to attack the latter (the more numerous and formidable host), while he directed his brother Abishai, with a suitable detachment, to attack the Ammonites. Joab's address before the engagement displays the faith and piety that became a commander of the Hebrew people. The mercenaries being defeated, the courage of the Ammonites failed; so that, taking flight, they entrenched themselves within the fortified walls.19:1-19 David's wars. - The history is here repeated which we read 2Sa 10. The only safety of sinners consists in submitting to the Lord, seeking peace with him, and becoming his servants. Let us assist each other in a good cause; but let us fear lest, while made instruments of good to others, we should come short of salvation, through unbelief and sin.
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