2 Samuel 12:27
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English Standard Version
And Joab sent messengers to David and said, “I have fought against Rabbah; moreover, I have taken the city of waters.

King James Bible
And Joab sent messengers to David, and said, I have fought against Rabbah, and have taken the city of waters.

American Standard Version
And Joab sent messengers to David, and said, I have fought against Rabbah; yea, I have taken the city of waters.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Joab sent messengers to David, saying: I have fought against Rabbath, and the city of waters is about to be taken.

English Revised Version
And Joab sent messengers to David, and said, I have fought against Rabbah, yea, I have taken the city of waters.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Joab sent messengers to David, and said, I have fought against Rabbah, and have taken the city of waters.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When his servants expressed their astonishment at all this, David replied, "As long as the boy lived, I fasted and wept: for I thought (said), Perhaps (who knows) the Lord may be gracious to me, that the child may remain alive. But now he is dead, why should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to me." On this O. v. Gerlach has the following admirable remarks: "In the case of a man whose penitence was so earnest and so deep, the prayer for the preservation of his child must have sprung from some other source than excessive love of any created object. His great desire was to avert the stroke, as a sign of the wrath of God, in the hope that he might be able to discern, in the preservation of the child, a proof of divine favour consequent upon the restoration of his fellowship with God. But when the child was dead, he humbled himself under the mighty hand of God, and rested satisfied with His grace, without giving himself up to fruitless pain." This state of mind is fully explained in Psalm 51, though his servants could not comprehend it. The form יחנּני is the imperfect Kal, יחנּני according to the Chethibh, though the Masoretes have substituted as the Keri וחנּני, the perfect with vav consec.

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Rabbah

2 Samuel 11:1 And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab...

Deuteronomy 3:11 For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold his bedstead was a bedstead of iron...

Ezekiel 21:20 Appoint a way, that the sword may come to Rabbath of the Ammonites, and to Judah in Jerusalem the defended.

the city of waters Probably that part of the city situated near the pond, from which the rest received their water.

Cross References
2 Samuel 12:26
Now Joab fought against Rabbah of the Ammonites and took the royal city.

2 Samuel 12:28
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."

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