2 Samuel 18:7
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English Standard Version
And the men of Israel were defeated there by the servants of David, and the loss there was great on that day, twenty thousand men.

King James Bible
Where the people of Israel were slain before the servants of David, and there was there a great slaughter that day of twenty thousand men.

American Standard Version
And the people of Israel were smitten there before the servants of David, and there was a great slaughter there that day of twenty thousand men.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the people of Israel were defeated there by David's army, and a great slaughter was made that day of twenty thousand men.

English Revised Version
And the people of Israel were smitten there before the servants of David, and there was a great slaughter there that day of twenty thousand men.

Webster's Bible Translation
Where the people of Israel were slain before the servants of David, and there was there a great slaughter that day of twenty thousand men.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Preparation for war. - 2 Samuel 18:1-2. David mustered the people that were with him, and placed over them captains of thousands and hundreds, and divided them into three companies, under the generals Joab, Abishai, and Ittai the Gathite, who had given such decided proofs, according to 2 Samuel 15:21-22, of his fidelity to David. בּיד שׁלּח, to leave to the hand of a person, i.e., to his power, is used here in the sense of placing under his direction. The people opposed in the most decided manner the wish of the king to go with them to the war, saying (2 Samuel 18:3), "Thou shalt not go out: for if we flee, they will take no heed of us (i.e., attach no importance to this); and if half of us die, they will take no heed of us: for thou art as ten thousand of us (we must evidently read אתּה for עתּה, and עתּה has merely got into the text in consequence of ועתּה following): and now it is good that thou be ready to give us help from the city" (the Chethib לעזיר, inf. Hiphil for להעזיר, is not to be disputed). David was to stay behind in the city with a reserve, that he might be able to come to their relief in case of need.

2 Samuel 18:7 Parallel Commentaries

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the people

2 Samuel 2:17 And there was a very sore battle that day; and Abner was beaten, and the men of Israel, before the servants of David.

2 Samuel 15:6 And on this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for judgment: so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.

2 Samuel 19:41-43 And, behold, all the men of Israel came to the king, and said to the king, Why have our brothers the men of Judah stolen you away...

a great

Proverbs 11:21 Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

Proverbs 24:21 My son, fear you the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:

twenty thousand

2 Samuel 2:26,31 Then Abner called to Joab, and said, Shall the sword devour for ever? know you not that it will be bitterness in the latter end...

2 Chronicles 13:16,17 And the children of Israel fled before Judah: and God delivered them into their hand...

2 Chronicles 28:6 For Pekah the son of Remaliah slew in Judah an hundred and twenty thousand in one day, which were all valiant men...

Cross References
2 Samuel 18:6
So the army went out into the field against Israel, and the battle was fought in the forest of Ephraim.

2 Samuel 18:8
The battle spread over the face of all the country, and the forest devoured more people that day than the sword.

Psalm 144:10
who gives victory to kings, who rescues David his servant from the cruel sword.

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