2 Samuel 20:16
New International Version
a wise woman called from the city, "Listen! Listen! Tell Joab to come here so I can speak to him."

New Living Translation
But a wise woman in the town called out to Joab, "Listen to me, Joab. Come over here so I can talk to you."

English Standard Version
Then a wise woman called from the city, “Listen! Listen! Tell Joab, ‘Come here, that I may speak to you.’”

Berean Study Bible
a wise woman called out from the city, “Listen! Listen! Please tell Joab to come here so that I may speak with him.”

New American Standard Bible
Then a wise woman called from the city, "Hear, hear! Please tell Joab, 'Come here that I may speak with you.'"

King James Bible
Then cried a wise woman out of the city, Hear, hear; say, I pray you, unto Joab, Come near hither, that I may speak with thee.

Christian Standard Bible
a wise woman called out from the city, "Listen! Listen! Please tell Joab to come here and let me speak with him."

Contemporary English Version
A wise woman shouted from the top of the wall, "Listen to me! Listen to me! I have to talk to Joab! Tell him to come here!"

Good News Translation
There was a wise woman in the city who shouted from the wall, "Listen! Listen! Tell Joab to come here; I want to speak with him."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
a wise woman called out from the city, "Listen! Listen! Please tell Joab to come here and let me speak with him."

International Standard Version
Just then a wise woman called out from the city. "Attention!" she said, "Go tell Joab 'Come here! I want to talk to you!'"

NET Bible
a wise woman called out from the city, "Listen up! Listen up! Tell Joab, 'Come near so that I may speak to you.'"

New Heart English Bible
Then a wise woman cried out of the city, "Hear, hear. Please say to Joab, 'Come near here, that I may speak with you.'"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then a clever woman called from the city, "Listen, listen! Tell Joab to come here so that I can talk to him."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then cried a wise woman out of the city: 'Hear, hear; say, I pray you, unto Joab: Come near hither, that I may speak with thee.'

New American Standard 1977
Then a wise woman called from the city, “Hear, hear! Please tell Joab, ‘Come here that I may speak with you.’”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then a wise woman cried out in the city, Hear, hear, I pray you, tell Joab to come here, that I may speak with him.

King James 2000 Bible
Then cried a wise woman out of the city, Hear, hear; say, I pray you, unto Joab, Come near here, that I may speak with you.

American King James Version
Then cried a wise woman out of the city, Hear, hear; say, I pray you, to Joab, Come near here, that I may speak with you.

American Standard Version
Then cried a wise woman out of the city, Hear, hear; say, I pray you, unto Joab, Come near hither, that I may speak with thee.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And a wise woman cried from the wall, and said, Hear, hear; say, I pray ye, to Joab, Draw near hither, and I will speak to him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And a wise woman cried out from the city: Hear, hear, and say to Joab: Come near hither, and I will speak with thee.

Darby Bible Translation
And a wise woman cried out of the city, Hear, hear: say, I pray you, unto Joab, Come near hither, that I may speak with thee.

English Revised Version
Then cried a wise woman out of the city, Hear, hear; say, I pray you, unto Joab, Come near hither, that I may speak with thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then cried a wise woman out of the city, Hear, hear; say, I pray you, to Joab, Come near hither, that I may speak with thee.

World English Bible
Then a wise woman cried out of the city, "Hear, hear! Please say to Joab, 'Come near here, that I may speak with you.'"

Young's Literal Translation
And a wise woman calleth out of the city, 'Hear, hear; say, I pray you, unto Joab, Come near hither, and I speak unto thee.'
Study Bible
Sheba's Rebellion
15And Joab’s troops came and besieged Sheba in Abel-Beth-Maacah and built a siege ramp against the outer rampart of the city. As all the troops with Joab were battering the wall to topple it, 16a wise woman called out from the city, “Listen! Listen! Please tell Joab to come here so that I may speak with him.” 17When he had come near to her, the woman asked, “Are you Joab?” “I am,” he replied. “Listen to the words of your servant,” she said. “I am listening,” he answered.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 14:2
So Joab sent to Tekoa to bring a wise woman from there. He told her, "Please pretend to be a mourner; put on clothes for mourning and do not anoint yourself with oil. Act like a woman who has mourned for the dead a long time.

2 Samuel 20:17
When he had come near to her, the woman asked, "Are you Joab?" "I am," he replied. "Listen to the words of your servant," she said. "I am listening," he answered.

2 Samuel 20:22
Then the woman went to all the people with her wise counsel, and they cut off the head of Sheba son of Bichri and threw it to Joab. So he blew the trumpet and his men dispersed from the city, each to his own home. And Joab returned to the king in Jerusalem.

Ecclesiastes 9:14
There was a small city with few men. A mighty king came against it, surrounded it, and built large siege ramps against it.

Treasury of Scripture

Then cried a wise woman out of the city, Hear, hear; say, I pray you, to Joab, Come near here, that I may speak with you.

2 Samuel 14:2
And Joab sent to Tekoah, and fetched thence a wise woman, and said unto her, I pray thee, feign thyself to be a mourner, and put on now mourning apparel, and anoint not thyself with oil, but be as a woman that had a long time mourned for the dead:

1 Samuel 25:3,32,33
Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife Abigail: and she was a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance: but the man was churlish and evil in his doings; and he was of the house of Caleb…

Ecclesiastes 9:14-18
There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it: …







Lexicon
a wise
חֲכָמָ֖ה (ḥă·ḵā·māh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2450: Wise

woman
אִשָּׁ֥ה (’iš·šāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female

called out
וַתִּקְרָ֛א (wat·tiq·rā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

from
מִן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

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

“Listen!
שִׁמְע֤וּ (šim·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

Listen!
שִׁמְעוּ֙ (šim·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

Please
נָ֣א (nā)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 4994: I pray', 'now', 'then'

tell
אִמְרוּ־ (’im·rū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

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

to come
קְרַ֣ב (qə·raḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7126: To come near, approach

here
הֵ֔נָּה (hên·nāh)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 2008: Hither, thither

so that I may speak
וַאֲדַבְּרָ֖ה (wa·’ă·ḏab·bə·rāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

with him.”
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to
20:14-22 Justly is that place attacked, which dares to harbour a traitor; nor will the heart fare better which indulges rebellious lusts, that will not have Christ to reign over them. A discreet woman, by her prudent management, satisfied Joab, and yet saved the city. Wisdom is not confined to rank or sex; it consists not in deep knowledge; but in understanding how to act as matters arise, that troubles may be turned away and benefits secured. A great deal of mischief would be prevented, if contending parties would understand one another. Let both sides be undeceived. The single condition of peace is, the surrender of the traitor. It is so in God's dealing with the soul, when besieged by conviction and distress; sin is the traitor; the beloved lust is the rebel: part with that, cast away the transgression, and all shall be well. There is no peace on any other terms.
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