2 Samuel 18:15
New International Version
And ten of Joab’s armor-bearers surrounded Absalom, struck him and killed him.

New Living Translation
Ten of Joab’s young armor bearers then surrounded Absalom and killed him.

English Standard Version
And ten young men, Joab’s armor-bearers, surrounded Absalom and struck him and killed him.

Berean Study Bible
And ten young men who carried Joab’s armor surrounded Absalom, struck him, and killed him.

King James Bible
And ten young men that bare Joab's armour compassed about and smote Absalom, and slew him.

New King James Version
And ten young men who bore Joab’s armor surrounded Absalom, and struck and killed him.

New American Standard Bible
And ten young men who carried Joab’s armor gathered around and struck Absalom and killed him.

NASB 1995
And ten young men who carried Joab’s armor gathered around and struck Absalom and killed him.

NASB 1977
And ten young men who carried Joab’s armor gathered around and struck Absalom and killed him.

Amplified Bible
And ten young men, Joab’s armor bearers, surrounded and struck Absalom and killed him.

Christian Standard Bible
ten young men who were Joab’s armor-bearers surrounded Absalom, struck him, and killed him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and 10 young men who were Joab’s armor-bearers surrounded Absalom, struck him, and killed him.

American Standard Version
And ten young men that bare Joab's armor compassed about and smote Absalom, and slew him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And ten young men, the bearers of the weapons of Yuab, turned and they struck Abishlum and they killed him

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And ten young men that bore Joab's armour compassed Abessalom, and smote him and slew him.

Contemporary English Version
Ten of Joab's bodyguards came over and finished him off.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Ten young men, armourbearers of Joab, ran up, and striking him slew him.

English Revised Version
And ten young men that bare Joab's armour compassed about and smote Absalom, and slew him.

Good News Translation
Then ten of Joab's soldiers closed in on Absalom and finished killing him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then ten of Joab's armorbearers surrounded Absalom, attacked him, and killed him.

International Standard Version
Ten young men who served as Joab's personal assistants then surrounded Absalom, striking him repeatedly and killing him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And ten young men that bore Joab's armour compassed about and smote Absalom, and slew him.

Literal Standard Version
And they go around—ten youths carrying weapons of Joab—and strike Absalom, and put him to death.

NET Bible
Then ten soldiers who were Joab's armor bearers struck Absalom and finished him off.

New Heart English Bible
Ten young men who bore Joab's armor surrounded and struck Absalom, and killed him.

World English Bible
Ten young men who bore Joab's armor surrounded and struck Absalom, and killed him.

Young's Literal Translation
And they go round -- ten youths bearing weapons of Joab -- and smite Absalom, and put him to death.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Absalom Killed
14But Joab declared, “I am not going to wait like this with you!” And he took three spears in his hand and thrust them through the heart of Absalom while he was still alive in the oak tree. 15And ten young men who carried Joab’s armor surrounded Absalom, struck him, and killed him. 16Then Joab blew the ram’s horn, and the troops broke off their pursuit of Israel because Joab had restrained them.…

Cross References
2 Samuel 18:14
But Joab declared, "I am not going to wait like this with you!" And he took three spears in his hand and thrust them through the heart of Absalom while he was still alive in the oak tree.

2 Samuel 18:16
Then Joab blew the ram's horn, and the troops broke off their pursuit of Israel because Joab had restrained them.


Treasury of Scripture

And ten young men that bore Joab's armor compassed about and smote Absalom, and slew him.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And ten
עֲשָׂרָ֣ה (‘ă·śā·rāh)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's 6235: Ten

young men
נְעָרִ֔ים (nə·‘ā·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5288: A boy, lad, youth, retainer

who carried
נֹשְׂאֵ֖י (nō·śə·’ê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 5375: To lift, carry, take

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

armor
כְּלֵ֣י (kə·lê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 3627: Something prepared, any apparatus

surrounded
וַיָּסֹ֙בּוּ֙ (way·yā·sōb·bū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5437: To turn about, go around, surround

Absalom,
אַבְשָׁל֖וֹם (’aḇ·šā·lō·wm)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 53: Absalom -- 'my father is peace', two Israelites

struck
וַיַּכּ֥וּ (way·yak·kū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5221: To strike

him,
אֶת־ (’eṯ-)
Direct object marker
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

and killed him.
וַיְמִיתֻֽהוּ׃ (way·mî·ṯu·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill


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