2 Samuel 18:16
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English Standard Version
Then Joab blew the trumpet, and the troops came back from pursuing Israel, for Joab restrained them.

King James Bible
And Joab blew the trumpet, and the people returned from pursuing after Israel: for Joab held back the people.

American Standard Version
And Joab blew the trumpet, and the people returned from pursuing after Israel; for Joab held back the people.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Joab sounded the trumpet, and kept back the people from pursuing after Israel in their flight, being willing to spare the multitude.

English Revised Version
And Joab blew the trumpet, and the people returned from pursuing after Israel: for Joab held back the people.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Joab blew the trumpet, and the people returned from pursuing Israel: for Joab restrained the people.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

A man (one of David's men) saw him in this situation, and told Joab, Joab replied (2 Samuel 18:11), "Behold, thou hast seen it, and wherefore has thou not smitten him there to the ground? and it was for me to give thee ten silverlings and a girdle;" i.e., if thou hadst slain him, it would have been my duty to reward thee.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

blew the trumpet

2 Samuel 2:28 So Joab blew a trumpet, and all the people stood still, and pursued after Israel no more, neither fought they any more.

2 Samuel 20:22 Then the woman went to all the people in her wisdom. And they cut off the head of Sheba the son of Bichri, and cast it out to Joab...

Numbers 10:2-10 Make you two trumpets of silver; of a whole piece shall you make them: that you may use them for the calling of the assembly...

1 Corinthians 14:8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?

Cross References
2 Samuel 2:28
So Joab blew the trumpet, and all the men stopped and pursued Israel no more, nor did they fight anymore.

2 Samuel 18:15
And ten young men, Joab's armor-bearers, surrounded Absalom and struck him and killed him.

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

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