1 Chronicles 19:12
New International Version
Joab said, "If the Arameans are too strong for me, then you are to rescue me; but if the Ammonites are too strong for you, then I will rescue you.

New Living Translation
“If the Arameans are too strong for me, then come over and help me,” Joab told his brother. “And if the Ammonites are too strong for you, I will help you.

English Standard Version
And he said, “If the Syrians are too strong for me, then you shall help me, but if the Ammonites are too strong for you, then I will help you.

Berean Study Bible
“If the Arameans are too strong for me,” said Joab, “then you will come to my rescue. And if the Ammonites are too strong for you, then I will come to your rescue.

King James Bible
And he said, If the Syrians be too strong for me, then thou shalt help me: but if the children of Ammon be too strong for thee, then I will help thee.

New King James Version
Then he said, “If the Syrians are too strong for me, then you shall help me; but if the people of Ammon are too strong for you, then I will help you.

New American Standard Bible
He said, “If the Arameans are too strong for me, then you shall help me; but if the sons of Ammon are too strong for you, then I will help you.

NASB 1995
He said, "If the Arameans are too strong for me, then you shall help me; but if the sons of Ammon are too strong for you, then I will help you.

NASB 1977
And he said, “If the Arameans are too strong for me, then you shall help me; but if the sons of Ammon are too strong for you, then I will help you.

Amplified Bible
He said, “If the Arameans are too strong for me, then you shall help me; but if the Ammonites are too strong for you, I will help you.

Christian Standard Bible
“If the Arameans are too strong for me,” Joab said, “then you’ll be my help. However, if the Ammonites are too strong for you, I’ll help you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If the Arameans are too strong for me," Joab said, "then you'll be my help. However, if the Ammonites are too strong for you, I'll help you.

American Standard Version
And he said, If the Syrians be too strong for me, then thou shalt help me; but if the children of Ammon be too strong for thee, then I will help thee.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said to him: “If it is that Adum will be stronger than I, you will come, you will save me, and if the sons of Amon will be stronger than you, I will come, and I will save you from them!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he said, If the Syrian should prevail against me, then shalt thou deliver me: and if the children of Ammon should prevail against thee, then will I deliver thee.

Contemporary English Version
Joab told his brother, "If the Syrians are too much for me to handle, come and help me. And if the Ammonites are too strong for you, I'll come and help you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said: If the Syrians be too strong for me, then thou shalt help me: but if the children of Ammon be too strong for thee, I will help thee.

English Revised Version
And he said, If the Syrians be too strong for me, then thou shalt help me: but if the children of Ammon be too strong for thee, then I will help thee.

Good News Translation
Joab said to him, "If you see that the Syrians are defeating me, come and help me, and if the Ammonites are defeating you, I will go and help you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Joab said, "If the Arameans are too strong for my [troops], be ready to help me. And if the Ammonites are too strong for your [troops], I'll help you.

International Standard Version
He told Abishai, "If the Arameans prove too strong for me, then you are to help me. If the Ammonites prove too strong for you, then I will help you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he said: 'If the Arameans be too strong for me, then thou shalt help me; but if the children of Ammon be too strong for thee, then I will help thee.

Literal Standard Version
And he says, “If Aram is stronger than me, then you have been for salvation to me; and if the sons of Ammon are stronger than you, then I have saved you;

NET Bible
Joab said, "If the Arameans start to overpower me, you come to my rescue. If the Ammonites start to overpower you, I will come to your rescue.

New Heart English Bible
He said, "If the Arameans are too strong for me, then you are to help me; but if the people of Ammon are too strong for you, then I will help you.

World English Bible
He said, "If the Syrians are too strong for me, then you are to help me; but if the children of Ammon are too strong for you, then I will help you.

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith, 'If Aram be stronger than I, then thou hast been to me for salvation; and if the sons of Ammon be stronger than thou, then I have saved thee;

Additional Translations ...
Context
David Defeats Ammon and Aram
11And he placed the rest of the forces under the command of his brother Abishai, who arrayed them against the Ammonites. 12“If the Arameans are too strong for me,” said Joab, “then you will come to my rescue. And if the Ammonites are too strong for you, then I will come to your rescue. 13Be strong and let us fight bravely for our people and for the cities of our God. May the LORD do what is good in His sight.”…

Cross References
1 Chronicles 19:11
And he placed the rest of the forces under the command of his brother Abishai, who arrayed them against the Ammonites.

1 Chronicles 19:13
Be strong and let us fight bravely for our people and for the cities of our God. May the LORD do what is good in His sight."


Treasury of Scripture

And he said, If the Syrians be too strong for me, then you shall help me: but if the children of Ammon be too strong for you, then I will help you.

If the Syrians

Nehemiah 4:20
In what place therefore ye hear the sound of the trumpet, resort ye thither unto us: our God shall fight for us.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour…

Galatians 6:2
Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.









(12) Literally, If Aram, prevail over me, thou shalt become to me for succour. The word "succour" here is t?sh-'?h, a less frequent synonym of y?sh-'?h, the term in Samuel.

I will help (succour) thee.--Samuel, "I will march to succour thee." This verb is often rendered "to save," and the cognate noun, "salvation."



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“If
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

the Arameans
אֲרָ֔ם (’ă·rām)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 758: Aram -- Syria

are too strong
תֶּחֱזַ֤ק (te·ḥĕ·zaq)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 2388: To fasten upon, to seize, be strong, obstinate, to bind, restrain, conquer

for me,”
מִמֶּ֙נִּי֙ (mim·men·nî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

said Joab,
וַיֹּ֗אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“then you will come
וְהָיִ֥יתָ (wə·hā·yî·ṯā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

to my rescue.
לִתְשׁוּעָ֑ה (liṯ·šū·‘āh)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8668: Deliverance, salvation

And if
וְאִם־ (wə·’im-)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

the Ammonites
בְּנֵ֥י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

are too strong
יֶֽחֶזְק֥וּ (ye·ḥez·qū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 2388: To fasten upon, to seize, be strong, obstinate, to bind, restrain, conquer

for you,
מִמְּךָ֖ (mim·mə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

then I will come to your rescue.
וְהוֹשַׁעְתִּֽיךָ׃ (wə·hō·wō·ša‘·tî·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3467: To be open, wide, free, to be safe, to free, succor


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