New International Version
Now muster the rest of the troops and besiege the city and capture it. Otherwise I will take the city, and it will be named after me."
King James Bible
Now therefore gather the rest of the people together, and encamp against the city, and take it: lest I take the city, and it be called after my name.
Darby Bible Translation
And now gather the rest of the people, and encamp against the city and take it: lest I take the city and it be called by my name.
World English Bible
Now therefore gather the rest of the people together, and encamp against the city, and take it; lest I take the city, and it be called after my name."
Young's Literal Translation
and now, gather the rest of the people, and encamp against the city, and capture it, lest I capture the city, and my name hath been called upon it.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And have taken the city of waters - The city where the tank or reservoir was that supplied the city and suburbs with water. Some think that the original, לכדתי את עיר המים lachadti eth ir hammayim, should be translated I have intercepted, or cut off, the waters of the city: and Houbigant translates the place, et aquas ab urbe jam derivavi; "And I have already drawn off the waters from the city." This perfectly agrees with the account in Josephus, who says των τε ὑδατων αυτους αποτεμνομενος, having cut off their waters, Antiq., lib. vii., cap. 7. This was the reason why David should come speedily, as the citadel, deprived of water, could not long hold out.
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it be called after my name. [heb] my name be called upon it.
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'And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the Lord. And Nathan said unto David, The Lord also hath put away thy sin.'--2 SAMUEL xii. 13. We ought to be very thankful that Scripture never conceals the faults of its noblest men. High among the highest of them stands the poet- king. Whoever, for nearly three thousand years, has wished to express the emotions of trust in God, longing after purity, aspiration, and rapture of devotion, has found that his words have been before him. And this man …
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2 Samuel 12:27
Joab then sent messengers to David, saying, "I have fought against Rabbah and taken its water supply.
2 Samuel 12:29
So David mustered the entire army and went to Rabbah, and attacked and captured it.
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