2 Samuel 2:14
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New International Version
Then Abner said to Joab, "Let's have some of the young men get up and fight hand to hand in front of us." "All right, let them do it," Joab said.

New Living Translation
Then Abner suggested to Joab, "Let's have a few of our warriors fight hand to hand here in front of us." "All right," Joab agreed.

English Standard Version
And Abner said to Joab, “Let the young men arise and compete before us.” And Joab said, “Let them arise.”

New American Standard Bible
Then Abner said to Joab, "Now let the young men arise and hold a contest before us." And Joab said, "Let them arise."

King James Bible
And Abner said to Joab, Let the young men now arise, and play before us. And Joab said, Let them arise.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Abner said to Joab, "Let's have the young men get up and compete in front of us."" Let them get up," Joab replied.

International Standard Version
Abner told Joab, "Let's have the young men get up and fight in our presence." Joab replied, "Let them come."

NET Bible
Abner said to Joab, "Let the soldiers get up and fight before us." Joab said, "So be it!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Abner said to Joab, "Let's have the young men hold a contest." Joab agreed.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Abner said to Joab: 'Let the young men, I pray thee, arise and play before us.' And Joab said: 'Let them arise.'

New American Standard 1977
Then Abner said to Joab, “Now let the young men arise and hold a contest before us.” And Joab said, “Let them arise.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Abner said to Joab, Let the young men now arise and sport before us. And Joab said, Let them arise.

King James 2000 Bible
And Abner said to Joab, Let the young men now arise, and play before us. And Joab said, Let them arise.

American King James Version
And Abner said to Joab, Let the young men now arise, and play before us. And Joab said, Let them arise.

American Standard Version
And Abner said to Joab, Let the young men, I pray thee, arise and play before us. And Joab said, Let them arise.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Abner said to Joab: Let the young men rise, and play before us. And Joab answered: Let them rise.

Darby Bible Translation
And Abner said to Joab, Let the young men now arise and make sport before us. And Joab said, Let them arise.

English Revised Version
And Abner said to Joab, Let the young men, I pray thee, arise and play before us. And Joab said, Let them arise.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Abner said to Joab, Let the young men now arise, and play before us. And Joab said, Let them arise.

World English Bible
Abner said to Joab, "Please let the young men arise and play before us!" Joab said, "Let them arise!"

Young's Literal Translation
And Abner saith unto Joab, 'Let the youths rise, I pray thee, and they play before us;' and Joab saith, 'Let them rise.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:8-17. The nation in general refused David. By this the Lord trained up his servant for future honour and usefulness; and the tendency of true godliness was shown in his behaviour while passing through various difficulties. David was herein a type of Christ, whom Israel would not submit to, though anointed of the Father to be a Prince and a Saviour to them. Abner meant, Let the young men fight before us, when he said, Let them play before us: fools thus make a mock at sin. But he is unworthy the name of a man, that can thus trifle with human blood.
Study Bible
Civil War between Abner and Joab
13And Joab the son of Zeruiah and the servants of David went out and met them by the pool of Gibeon; and they sat down, one on the one side of the pool and the other on the other side of the pool. 14Then Abner said to Joab, "Now let the young men arise and hold a contest before us." And Joab said, "Let them arise." 15So they arose and went over by count, twelve for Benjamin and Ish-bosheth the son of Saul, and twelve of the servants of David.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 2:15
So they arose and went over by count, twelve for Benjamin and Ish-bosheth the son of Saul, and twelve of the servants of David.

2 Samuel 2:16
Each one of them seized his opponent by the head and thrust his sword in his opponent's side; so they fell down together. Therefore that place was called Helkath-hazzurim, which is in Gibeon.

2 Samuel 2:17
That day the battle was very severe, and Abner and the men of Israel were beaten before the servants of David.

2 Kings 14:8
Then Amaziah sent messengers to Jehoash, the son of Jehoahaz son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, "Come, let us face each other."
Treasury of Scripture

And Abner said to Joab, Let the young men now arise, and play before us. And Joab said, Let them arise.

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