2 Samuel 20:18
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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They were wont, etc.

Deuteronomy 20:10, 11
When you approach a city to fight against it, you are to make an offer of peace. . . .

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New 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!'

NET Bible
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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