2 Samuel 18:8
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King James Version
For the battle was there scattered over the face of all the country: and the wood devoured more people that day than the sword devoured.

Darby Bible Translation
And the battle was there scattered over the face of all the country; and the forest devoured more people that day than the sword devoured.

World English Bible
For the battle was there spread over the surface of all the country; and the forest devoured more people that day than the sword devoured.

Young's Literal Translation
and the battle is there scattered over the face of all the land, and the forest multiplieth to devour among the people more than those whom the sword hath devoured in that day.

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King James Translators' Notes

devoured: Heb. multiplied to devour

Geneva Study Bible

For the battle was there scattered over the face of all the country: and the wood devoured more people that day than the sword devoured.2 Samuel 18:8 Parallel Commentaries

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Samuel
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book[1] of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
2 Samuel 18:7
Where the people of Israel were slain before the servants of David, and there was there a great slaughter that day of twenty thousand men.

2 Samuel 18:9
And Absalom met the servants of David. And Absalom rode upon a mule, and the mule went under the thick boughs of a great oak, and his head caught hold of the oak, and he was taken up between the heaven and the earth; and the mule that was under him went away.

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