New American Standard Bible
The people of Israel were defeated there before the servants of David, and the slaughter there that day was great, 20,000 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.
Darby Bible Translation
And the people of Israel were routed before the servants of David, and there was a great slaughter there that day: twenty thousand men.
World English Bible
The people of Israel were struck there before the servants of David, and there was a great slaughter there that day of twenty thousand men.
Young's Literal Translation
and smitten there are the people of Israel before the servants of David, and the smiting there is great on that day -- twenty thousand;
2 Samuel 18:7 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 18:6
Then the people went out into the field against Israel, and the battle took place in the forest of Ephraim.
2 Samuel 18:8
For the battle there was spread over the whole countryside, and the forest devoured more people that day than the sword devoured.
Who gives salvation to kings, Who rescues David His servant from the evil sword.
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