Then the woman said, "Long ago they used to say, 'Seek counsel at Abel,' and that is how disputes were settled.
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Deuteronomy 20:10, 11
Chapter Outline1. By occasion of the quarrel, Sheba rebels in Israel
3. David's ten concubines are put in confinement for life
4. Amasa, made captain over Judah, is slain by Joab
14. Joab pursues Sheba to Abel
16. A wise woman saves the city by Sheba's head
23. David's officers
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Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
Then she spoke, saying, "Formerly they used to say, 'They will surely ask advice at Abel,' and thus they ended the dispute.
King James Bible
Then she spake, saying, They were wont to speak in old time, saying, They shall surely ask counsel at Abel: and so they ended the matter.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
She said, "In the past they used to say, 'Seek counsel in Abel,' and that's how they settled disputes.
International Standard Version
So she said, "In days past, people used to settle a dispute by saying 'Let's ask for advice at Abel!'
She said, "In the past they would always say, 'Let them inquire in Abel,' and that is how they settled things.
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