2 Samuel 20:20
Modern Translations
New International Version
"Far be it from me!" Joab replied, "Far be it from me to swallow up or destroy!

New Living Translation
And Joab replied, “Believe me, I don’t want to devour or destroy your town!

English Standard Version
Joab answered, “Far be it from me, far be it, that I should swallow up or destroy!

Berean Study Bible
“Far be it!” Joab declared. “Far be it from me to swallow up or destroy!

New American Standard Bible
Joab replied, “Far be it, far be it from me that I would consume or destroy!

NASB 1995
Joab replied, "Far be it, far be it from me that I should swallow up or destroy!

NASB 1977
And Joab answered and said, “Far be it, far be it from me that I should swallow up or destroy!

Amplified Bible
Joab answered, “Far be it, far be it from me that I would swallow up or destroy!

Christian Standard Bible
Joab protested: “Never! I would never devour or demolish!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Joab protested: "Never! I do not want to destroy!

Contemporary English Version
Joab answered, "No, no! I'm not trying to wipe you out or destroy your town!

Good News Translation
"Never!" Joab answered. "I will never ruin or destroy your city!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Joab answered, "That's unthinkable! I don't wish to swallow [it] up or destroy [it].

International Standard Version
But Joab replied, "No way! No way! I'm not here to devour or destroy!

NET Bible
Joab answered, "Get serious! I don't want to swallow up or destroy anything!
Classic Translations
King James Bible
And Joab answered and said, Far be it, far be it from me, that I should swallow up or destroy.

New King James Version
And Joab answered and said, “Far be it, far be it from me, that I should swallow up or destroy!

King James 2000 Bible
And Joab answered and said, Far be it, far be it from me, that I should swallow up or destroy.

New Heart English Bible
Joab answered, "Far be it from me that I should swallow up or destroy.

World English Bible
Joab answered, "Far be it, far be it from me, that I should swallow up or destroy.

American King James Version
And Joab answered and said, Far be it, far be it from me, that I should swallow up or destroy.

American Standard Version
And Joab answered and said, Far be it, far be it from me, that I should swallow up or destroy.

A Faithful Version
And Joab answered and said, "Far be it, far be it from me, that I should swallow up or destroy.

Darby Bible Translation
And Joab answered and said, Far be it, far be it from me, that I should swallow up or destroy.

English Revised Version
And Joab answered and said, Far be it, far be it from me, that I should swallow up or destroy.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Joab answered and said, Far be it, far be it from me, that I should swallow up or destroy.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
And Ioab answered, & said, God forbid, God forbid it me, that I should deuoure, or destroy it.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
And Ioab aunswered, and sayd: God forbyd, God forbid it me that I should either deuour, or destroy.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Ioab answered and sayde: That be farre, that be farre fro me, that I shulde swalowe vp and destroye.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
And Joab answers and says, “Far be it—far be it from me; I do not swallow up nor destroy.

Young's Literal Translation
And Joab answereth and saith, 'Far be it -- far be it from me; I do not swallow up nor destroy.

Smith's Literal Translation
And Joab will say, Far be it, far be it to me, if I shall swallow up and if I shall destroy.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
And Joab answering said: God forbid, God forbid that I should, I do not throw down, nor destroy.

Catholic Public Domain Version
And responding, Joab said: “May this be far, may this be far from me! May I not cast down, and may I not demolish.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Yuab answered and he said to her: “I shall not avenge myself and I shall not destroy!

Lamsa Bible
And Joab answered and said to her, Far be it from me that I should swallow up or destroy.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
And Joab answered and said: 'Far be it, far be it from me, that I should swallow up or destroy.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Joab answered and said, Far be it, far be it from me, that I should ruin or destroy.








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