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Joab then sent messengers to David, saying, "I have fought against Rabbah and taken its water supply.
King James Bible
And Joab sent messengers to David, and said, I have fought against Rabbah, and have taken the city of waters.
American Standard Version
And Joab sent messengers to David, and said, I have fought against Rabbah; yea, I have taken the city of waters.
Young's Literal Translation
and Joab sendeth messengers unto David, and saith, 'I have fought against Rabbah -- also I have captured the city of waters;
2 Samuel 12:27 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And have taken the city of waters - The city where the tank or reservoir was that supplied the city and suburbs with water. Some think that the original, לכדתי את עיר המים lachadti eth ir hammayim, should be translated I have intercepted, or cut off, the waters of the city: and Houbigant translates the place, et aquas ab urbe jam derivavi; "And I have already drawn off the waters from the city." This perfectly agrees with the account in Josephus, who says των τε ὑδατων αυτους αποτεμνομενος, having cut off their waters, Antiq., lib. vii., cap. 7. This was the reason why David should come speedily, as the citadel, deprived of water, could not long hold out.
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2 Samuel 11:1 And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab...
Deuteronomy 3:11 For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold his bedstead was a bedstead of iron...
Ezekiel 21:20 Appoint a way, that the sword may come to Rabbath of the Ammonites, and to Judah in Jerusalem the defended.
the city of waters Probably that part of the city situated near the pond, from which the rest received their water.
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2 Samuel 12:26 Meanwhile Joab fought against Rabbah of the Ammonites and captured the royal citadel.
2 Samuel 12:28 Now muster the rest of the troops and besiege the city and capture it. Otherwise I will take the city, and it will be named after me."