New American Standard Bible
And ten young men who carried Joab's armor gathered around and struck Absalom and killed him.
King James Bible
And ten young men that bare Joab's armour compassed about and smote Absalom, and slew him.
Darby Bible Translation
And ten young men that bore Joab's armour surrounded and smote 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.
2 Samuel 18:15 Parallel
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate, …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
2 Samuel 18:14
Then Joab said, "I will not waste time here with you." So he took three spears in his hand and thrust them through the heart of Absalom while he was yet alive in the midst of the oak.
2 Samuel 18:16
Then Joab blew the trumpet, and the people returned from pursuing Israel, for Joab restrained the people.
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