2 Samuel 12:28
New International Version
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.”

New Living Translation
Now bring the rest of the army and capture the city. Otherwise, I will capture it and get credit for the victory.”

English Standard Version
Now then gather the rest of the people together and encamp against the city and take it, lest I take the city and it be called by my name.”

Berean Study Bible
Now, therefore, assemble the rest of the troops, lay siege to the city, and capture it. Otherwise I will capture the city, and it will be named after me.”

King James Bible
Now therefore gather the rest of the people together, and encamp against the city, and take it: lest I take the city, and it be called after my name.

New King James Version
Now therefore, gather the rest of the people together and encamp against the city and take it, lest I take the city and it be called after my name.”

New American Standard Bible
Now then, gather the rest of the people and camp opposite the city and capture it, or I will capture the city myself and it will be named after me.”

NASB 1995
“Now therefore, gather the rest of the people together and camp against the city and capture it, or I will capture the city myself and it will be named after me.”

NASB 1977
“Now therefore, gather the rest of the people together and camp against the city and capture it, lest I capture the city myself and it be named after me.”

Amplified Bible
So now, assemble the rest of the men, and camp against the city and capture it, or I will take the city myself, and it will be named after me.”

Christian Standard Bible
Now therefore, assemble the rest of the troops, lay siege to the city, and capture it. Otherwise I will be the one to capture the city, and it will be named after me.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now therefore, assemble the rest of the troops, lay siege to the city, and capture it. Otherwise I will be the one to capture the city, and it will be named after me.”

American Standard Version
Now therefore gather the rest of the people together, and encamp against the city, and take it; lest I take the city, and it be called after my name.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Now assemble the rest of the people and come encamp against the city and seize it. Shall I seize the city and will my name be called upon it?”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And now gather the rest of the people, and encamp against the city, an take it beforehand; lest I take the city first, and my name be called upon it.

Contemporary English Version
Call the rest of the army together. Then surround the city, and capture it yourself. If you don't, everyone will remember that I captured the city.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now therefore gather thou the rest of the people together, and besiege the city and take it: lest when the city shall be wasted by me, the victory be ascribed to my name.

English Revised Version
Now therefore gather the rest of the people together, and encamp against the city, and take it: lest I take the city, and it be called after my name.

Good News Translation
Now gather the rest of your forces, attack the city and take it yourself. I don't want to get the credit for capturing it."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Gather the rest of the troops, surround the city, and capture it. Otherwise, I will capture the city, and it will be named after me."

International Standard Version
so call out the rest of the army, attack the city, and capture it. Otherwise, I'll take the city myself and name it after me."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now therefore gather the rest of the people together, and encamp against the city, and take it; lest I take the city, and it be called after my name.'

Literal Standard Version
and now, gather the rest of the people, and encamp against the city, and capture it, lest I capture the city, and my name has been called on it.”

NET Bible
So now assemble the rest of the army and besiege the city and capture it. Otherwise I will capture the city and it will be named for me."

New Heart English Bible
Now therefore gather the rest of the people together, and besiege the city and capture it yourself, or I will capture the city, and it will be named after me."

World English Bible
Now therefore gather the rest of the people together, and encamp against the city, and take it; lest I take the city, and it be called after my name."

Young's Literal Translation
and now, gather the rest of the people, and encamp against the city, and capture it, lest I capture the city, and my name hath been called upon it.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Capture of Rabbah
27Then Joab sent messengers to David to say, “I have fought against Rabbah and have captured the water supply of the city. 28Now, therefore, assemble the rest of the troops, lay siege to the city, and capture it. Otherwise I will capture the city, and it will be named after me.” 29So David assembled all the troops and went to Rabbah; and he fought against it and captured it.…

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

2 Samuel 12:29
So David assembled all the troops and went to Rabbah; and he fought against it and captured it.


Treasury of Scripture

Now therefore gather the rest of the people together, and encamp against the city, and take it: lest I take the city, and it be called after my name.

it be called after my name.

John 7:18
He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.









(28) The rest of the people.--Joab proposes a general muster of the remaining forces of Israel, either because additional force was actually needed for the capture of the citadel, or simply to carry out the formal capturing of the city by David in person.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Now, therefore,
וְעַתָּ֗ה (wə·‘at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 6258: At this time

assemble
אֱסֹף֙ (’ĕ·sōp̄)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 622: To gather for, any purpose, to receive, take away, remove

the rest
יֶ֣תֶר (ye·ṯer)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3499: An overhanging, an excess, superiority, remainder, a small rope

of the troops,
הָעָ֔ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

lay siege
וַחֲנֵ֥ה (wa·ḥă·nêh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 2583: To incline, to decline, to pitch a, tent, gen, to encamp

to
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

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

and capture it.
וְלָכְדָ֑הּ (wə·lā·ḵə·ḏāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 3920: To catch, to capture, occupy, to choose, to cohere

Otherwise
פֶּן־ (pen-)
Conjunction
Strong's 6435: Removal, lest

I
אֲנִי֙ (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

will capture
אֶלְכֹּ֤ד (’el·kōḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 3920: To catch, to capture, occupy, to choose, to cohere

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

and it will be named
וְנִקְרָ֥א (wə·niq·rā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

after me.”
שְׁמִ֖י (šə·mî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 8034: A name


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