2 Samuel 2:14
Good News Translation
Abner said to Joab, "Let's have some of the young men from each side fight an armed contest." "All right," Joab answered.

Contemporary English Version
Abner yelled to Joab, "Let's get some of our best soldiers to stand up and fight each other!" Joab agreed,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Abner said to Joab: Let the young men rise, and play before us. And Joab answered: Let them rise.

New American Bible
Then Abner said to Joab, “Let the young men rise and perform for us.” Joab replied, “All right.”

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And Abner said to Joab: Let the young men rise, and play before us. And Joab answered: Let them rise.

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2 Samuel 2:17,26,27 And there was a very fierce battle that day: and Abner was put to flight, with the men of Israel, by the servants of David. . . .

Proverbs 10:23 That which the wicked feareth, shall come upon him: to the just their desire shall be given.

Proverbs 17:14 The beginning of quarrels is as when one letteth out water: and before he suffereth reproach, he forsaketh judgment.

Proverbs 20:18 Designs are strengthened by counsels: and wars are to be managed by governments.

Proverbs 25:8 The things which thy eyes have seen, utter not hastily in a quarrel: lest afterward thou mayst not be able to make amends, when thou hast dishonoured thy friend.

Proverbs 26:18,19 As he is guilty that shooteth arrows, and lances unto death. . . .

Context
War Between the Houses of David and Saul
13And Joab the son of Sarvia, and the servants of David went out, and met them by the pool of Gabaon. And when they were come together, they sat down over against one another: the one on the one side of the pool, and the other on the other side. 14And Abner said to Joab: Let the young men rise, and play before us. And Joab answered: Let them rise.15Then there arose and went over twelve in number of Benjamin, of the part of Isboseth the son of Saul, and twelve of the servants of David.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 2:15
Then there arose and went over twelve in number of Benjamin, of the part of Isboseth the son of Saul, and twelve of the servants of David.

2 Samuel 2:16
And every one catching his fellow by the head, thrust his sword into the side of his adversary, and they fell down together: and the name of the place was called: The field of the valiant, in Gabaon.

2 Samuel 2:17
And there was a very fierce battle that day: and Abner was put to flight, with the men of Israel, by the servants of David.

2 Kings 14:8
Then Amasias sent messengers to Joas, son of Joachaz, son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying: Come, let us see one another.

Additional Translations
Then Abner said to Joab, “Let us have the young men get up and compete before us.” “Let them get up,” Joab replied.And Abner said to Joab, Let the young men now arise, and play before us. And Joab said, Let them arise.

And Abner said to Joab, Let the young men, I pray thee, arise and play before us. And Joab said, Let them arise.

And Abenner said to Joab, Let now the young men arise, and play before us. And Joab said, Let them arise.

And Abner said to Joab, Let the young men now arise and make sport before us. And Joab said, Let them arise.

And Abner said to Joab, Let the young men, I pray thee, arise and play before us. And Joab said, Let them arise.

And Abner said to Joab, Let the young men now arise, and play before us. And Joab said, Let them arise.

Abner said to Joab, "Please let the young men arise and play before us!" Joab said, "Let them arise!"

And Abner saith unto Joab, 'Let the youths rise, I pray thee, and they play before us;' and Joab saith, 'Let them rise.'
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