2 Samuel 11:16
New International Version
So while Joab had the city under siege, he put Uriah at a place where he knew the strongest defenders were.

New Living Translation
So Joab assigned Uriah to a spot close to the city wall where he knew the enemy's strongest men were fighting.

English Standard Version
And as Joab was besieging the city, he assigned Uriah to the place where he knew there were valiant men.

Berean Study Bible
So as Joab besieged the city, he assigned Uriah to a place where he saw the strongest enemy soldiers.

New American Standard Bible
So it was as Joab kept watch on the city, that he put Uriah at the place where he knew there were valiant men.

King James Bible
And it came to pass, when Joab observed the city, that he assigned Uriah unto a place where he knew that valiant men were.

Christian Standard Bible
When Joab was besieging the city, he put Uriah in the place where he knew the best enemy soldiers were.

Contemporary English Version
Joab had been carefully watching the city of Rabbah, and he put Uriah in a place where he knew there were some of the enemy's best soldiers.

Good News Translation
So while Joab was besieging the city, he sent Uriah to a place where he knew the enemy was strong.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Joab was besieging the city, he put Uriah in the place where he knew the best enemy soldiers were.

International Standard Version
So as Joab began to attack the city, he assigned Uriah to a place where he knew valiant men would be stationed.

NET Bible
So as Joab kept watch on the city, he stationed Uriah at the place where he knew the best enemy soldiers were.

New Heart English Bible
It happened, when Joab kept watch on the city, that he assigned Uriah to the place where he knew that valiant men were.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Since Joab had kept the city under observation, he put Uriah at the place where he knew the experienced warriors were.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass, when Joab kept watch upon the city, that he assigned Uriah unto the place where he knew that valiant men were.

New American Standard 1977
So it was as Joab kept watch on the city, that he put Uriah at the place where he knew there were valiant men.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it came to pass, when Joab observed the city, that he assigned Uriah unto a place where he knew that the most valiant men were.

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass, when Joab observed the city, that he assigned Uriah unto a place where he knew that valiant men were.

American King James Version
And it came to pass, when Joab observed the city, that he assigned Uriah to a place where he knew that valiant men were.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, when Joab kept watch upon the city, that he assigned Uriah unto the place where he knew that valiant men were.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it came to pass while Joab was watching against the city, that he set Urias in a place where he knew that valiant men were.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore as Joab was besieging the city, he put Urias in the place where he knew the bravest men were.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass as Joab watched the city, that he assigned Urijah to a place where he knew that the valiant men were.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, when Joab kept watch upon the city, that he assigned Uriah unto the place where he knew that valiant men were.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass, when Joab observed the city, that he assigned Uriah to a place where he knew that valiant men were.

World English Bible
It happened, when Joab kept watch on the city, that he assigned Uriah to the place where he knew that valiant men were.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass in Joab's watching of the city, that he appointeth Uriah unto the place where he knew that valiant men are;
Study Bible
David Arranges Uriah's Death
15In the letter he wrote: “Put Uriah at the front of the fiercest battle; then withdraw from him, so that he may be struck down and die.” 16So as Joab besieged the city, he assigned Uriah to a place where he saw the strongest enemy soldiers. 17And when the men of the city came out and fought against Joab, some of David’s servants fell, and Uriah the Hittite also died.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 11:15
In the letter he wrote: "Put Uriah at the front of the fiercest battle; then withdraw from him, so that he may be struck down and die."

2 Samuel 11:17
And when the men of the city came out and fought against Joab, some of David's servants fell, and Uriah the Hittite also died.

Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass, when Joab observed the city, that he assigned Uriah to a place where he knew that valiant men were.

he assigned

2 Samuel 11:21
Who smote Abimelech the son of Jerubbesheth? did not a woman cast a piece of a millstone upon him from the wall, that he died in Thebez? why went ye nigh the wall? then say thou, Thy servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.

2 Samuel 3:27
And when Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside in the gate to speak with him quietly, and smote him there under the fifth rib, that he died, for the blood of Asahel his brother.

2 Samuel 20:9,10
And Joab said to Amasa, Art thou in health, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand to kiss him…







Lexicon
So as
וַיְהִ֕י (way·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

Joab
יוֹאָ֖ב (yō·w·’āḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3097: Joab -- 'the LORD is father', three Israelites

besieged
בִּשְׁמ֥וֹר (biš·mō·wr)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

the city,
הָעִ֑יר (hā·‘îr)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

he assigned
וַיִּתֵּן֙ (way·yit·tên)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

Uriah
א֣וּרִיָּ֔ה (’ū·rî·yāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 223: Uriah -- 'flame of Yah', the name of a Hittite and of two Israelites

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

a place
הַמָּקוֹם֙ (ham·mā·qō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition

where
אֲשֶׁ֣ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

he saw
יָדַ֔ע (yā·ḏa‘)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

the strongest enemy soldiers.
אַנְשֵׁי־ (’an·šê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person
(16) Observed the city.--The word means watched, or blockaded. In the operations of the siege Joab so arranged some of his forces as to invite a sally from the city under circumstances in which it would be successful. It appears from 2Samuel 11:24 that Uriah's party had been sent so near as to come within reach of the archers on the wall.

Verse 16. - When Joab observed the city; Revised Version, kept watch upon the city. This does net mean, as some suppose, that Joab sent a body of men to examine the fortifications with a view to an assault, and so provoked a sally. The verb simply refers to the ordinary operations of a siege, which usually resolved itself into a long blockade, continued until starvation compelled a surrender; and to hasten this the people of the villages were forced into the town, by the rule that all left outside were put to the sword. To maintain the blockade, men were posted at all fit points round the city, and these were constantly assailed by the besieged. Joab then placed Uriah at a post which was especially the object of attack; and when the usual sally took place and was repulsed, Joab seems to have ordered Uriah to pursue them up to the very gate, where they would be exposed to a shower of arrows from the walls. Others fell besides Uriah, and that the loss was considerable, and the result of bad generalship, though designedly such, seems probable from the deprecation of the king's anger in ver. 20. 11:14-27 Adulteries often occasion murders, and one wickedness is sought to be covered by another. The beginnings of sin are much to be dreaded; for who knows where they will end? Can a real believer ever tread this path? Can such a person be indeed a child of God? Though grace be not lost in such an awful case, the assurance and consolation of it must be suspended. All David's life, spirituality, and comfort in religion, we may be sure were lost. No man in such a case can have evidence to be satisfied that he is a believer. The higher a man's confidence is, who has sunk in wickedness, the greater his presumption and hypocrisy. Let not any one who resembles David in nothing but his transgressions, bolster up his confidence with this example. Let him follow David in his humiliation, repentance, and his other eminent graces, before he thinks himself only a backslider, and not a hypocrite. Let no opposer of the truth say, These are the fruits of faith! No; they are the effects of corrupt nature. Let us all watch against the beginnings of self-indulgence, and keep at the utmost distance from all evil. But with the Lord there is mercy and plenteous redemption. He will cast out no humble, penitent believer; nor will he suffer Satan to pluck his sheep out of his hand. Yet the Lord will recover his people, in such a way as will mark his abhorrence of their crimes, to hinder all who regard his word from abusing the encouragements of his mercy.
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