2 Samuel 12:26
New International Version
Meanwhile Joab fought against Rabbah of the Ammonites and captured the royal citadel.

New Living Translation
Meanwhile, Joab was fighting against Rabbah, the capital of Ammon, and he captured the royal fortifications.

English Standard Version
Now Joab fought against Rabbah of the Ammonites and took the royal city.

Berean Study Bible
Meanwhile, Joab fought against Rabbah of the Ammonites and captured the royal fortress.

New American Standard Bible
Now Joab fought against Rabbah of the sons of Ammon and captured the royal city.

King James Bible
And Joab fought against Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and took the royal city.

Christian Standard Bible
Joab fought against Rabbah of the Ammonites and captured the royal fortress.

Contemporary English Version
Meanwhile, Joab had been in the country of Ammon, attacking the city of Rabbah. He captured the royal fortress

Good News Translation
Meanwhile Joab continued his campaign against Rabbah, the capital city of Ammon, and was about to capture it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Joab fought against Rabbah of the Ammonites and captured the royal fortress.

International Standard Version
Meanwhile, Joab attacked the Ammonite city of Rabbah and captured its stronghold.

NET Bible
So Joab fought against Rabbah of the Ammonites and captured the royal city.

New Heart English Bible
Now Joab fought against Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and took the royal city.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Meanwhile, Joab fought against the Ammonite city of Rabbah and captured its royal fortress.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now Joab fought against Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and took the royal city.

New American Standard 1977
Now Joab fought against Rabbah of the sons of Ammon, and captured the royal city.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Joab fought against Rabbah, of the sons of Ammon, and took the royal city.

King James 2000 Bible
And Joab fought against Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and took the royal city.

American King James Version
And Joab fought against Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and took the royal city.

American Standard Version
Now Joab fought against Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and took the royal city.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Joab fought against Rabbath of the children of Ammon, and took the royal city.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Joab fought against Rabbath of the children of Ammon, and laid close siege to the royal city.

Darby Bible Translation
And Joab fought against Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and took the royal city.

English Revised Version
Now Joab fought against Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and took the royal city.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Joab fought against Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and took the royal city.

World English Bible
Now Joab fought against Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and took the royal city.

Young's Literal Translation
And Joab fighteth against Rabbah of the Bene-Ammon, and captureth the royal city,
Study Bible
The Capture of Rabbah
26Meanwhile, Joab fought against Rabbah of the Ammonites and captured the royal fortress. 27Then Joab sent messengers to David to say, “I have fought against Rabbah and have also captured the water supply.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 3:11
(For only Og king of Bashan had remained of the remnant of the Rephaim. His bed of iron, nine cubits long and four cubits wide, is still in Rabbah of the Ammonites.)

2 Samuel 11:1
In the spring, at the time when kings march out to war, David sent Joab with his servants and the whole army of Israel. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah, but David remained in Jerusalem.

2 Samuel 12:25
and sent word through Nathan the prophet to name him Jedidiah because the LORD loved him.

2 Samuel 12:27
Then Joab sent messengers to David to say, "I have fought against Rabbah and have also captured the water supply.

2 Samuel 17:27
When David came to Mahanaim, he was met by Shobi son of Nahash from Rabbah of the Ammonites, Machir son of Ammiel from Lo-debar, and Barzillai the Gileadite from Rogelim.

1 Chronicles 20:1
In the spring, at the time when kings march out to war, Joab led out the army and laid waste to the land of the Ammonites. He came to Rabbah and besieged it, but David remained in Jerusalem. Joab attacked Rabbah and demolished it.

Ezekiel 25:5
I will make Rabbah a pasture for camels, and Ammon a resting place for sheep. Then you will know that I am the LORD.'

Treasury of Scripture

And Joab fought against Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and took the royal city.

Joab

2 Samuel 11:25
Then David said unto the messenger, Thus shalt thou say unto Joab, Let not this thing displease thee, for the sword devoureth one as well as another: make thy battle more strong against the city, and overthrow it: and encourage thou him.

1 Chronicles 20:1
And it came to pass, that after the year was expired, at the time that kings go out to battle, Joab led forth the power of the army, and wasted the country of the children of Ammon, and came and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried at Jerusalem. And Joab smote Rabbah, and destroyed it.

Rabbah.







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

fought
וַיִּלָּ֣חֶם (way·yil·lā·ḥem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3898: To feed on, to consume, to battle

against Rabbah
בְּרַבַּ֖ת (bə·rab·baṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7237: Rabbah -- two places in Israel

of the Ammonites
בְּנֵ֣י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

and captured
וַיִּלְכֹּ֖ד (way·yil·kōḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3920: To catch, to capture, occupy, to choose, to cohere

the royal
הַמְּלוּכָֽה׃ (ham·mə·lū·ḵāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4410: Something ruled, a realm

fortress.
עִ֥יר (‘îr)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement
(26) Took the royal city.--The parallel narrative is resumed at this point in 1Chronicles 20:2. Rabbah was situated in the narrow valley of the upper Jabbok, on both sides of the stream, but with its citadel on the cliff on the northern side. The "royal city" of this verse, and "the city of waters" of the next, refer probably to the city proper, while the "city" of 2Samuel 12:28-29 is no doubt the citadel, which was more strongly fortified.

Verse 26. - Joab... took the royal city. As the siege of Rabbah would be conducted by the slow process of blockade, it might easily be prolonged into the second year, and so give ample space for David's sin and its punishment by the death of the child. But more probably the narrator, having commenced the history of David's sin, completes the story before returning to his account of the war. Thus the capture of Rabbah would occupy some of the interval between David's adultery and Nathan's visit of rebuke, and would lessen the difficulty, which we cannot help feeling, of David remaining for nine or ten months with the guilt of adultery and murder resting upon him, and no open act of repentance. Some short time, then, after Uriah's death, Joab captured "the city of waters." This is not a poetical name for Rabbah, but means the "water city," that is, the town upon the Jabbok, whence the supply of water was obtained. The citadel, which occupied a high rock on the northwestern side, must, therefore, soon be starved into submission, and the whole of "the royal city," that is, of the metropolis of the Ammonites, be in Joab's power. He therefore urges David to come in person, both that the honour of the conquest may be his, and also because probably the blockading force had been reduced to as small a body of men as was safe, and the presence of a large army was necessary for completing the subjugation of the country, which would follow upon the capture of the capital. 12:26-31 To be thus severe in putting the children of Ammon to slavery was a sign that David's heart was not yet made soft by repentance, at the time when this took place. We shall be most compassionate, kind, and forgiving to others, when we most feel our need of the Lord's forgiving love, and taste the sweetness of it in our own souls.
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