2 Samuel 20:20
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King James Version
And Joab answered and said, Far be it, far be it from me, that I should swallow up or destroy.

Darby Bible Translation
And Joab answered and said, Far be it, far be it from me, that I should swallow up or destroy.

World English Bible
Joab answered, "Far be it, far be it from me, that I should swallow up or destroy.

Young's Literal Translation
And Joab answereth and saith, 'Far be it -- far be it from me; I do not swallow up nor destroy.

2 Samuel 20:20 Parallel
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And Joab answered and said, Far be it, far be it from me, that I should swallow up or destroy.2 Samuel 20:20 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 20:19
I am one of them that are peaceable and faithful in Israel: thou seekest to destroy a city and a mother in Israel: why wilt thou swallow up the inheritance of the LORD?

2 Samuel 20:21
The matter is not so: but a man of mount Ephraim, Sheba the son of Bichri by name, hath lifted up his hand against the king, even against David: deliver him only, and I will depart from the city. And the woman said unto Joab, Behold, his head shall be thrown to thee over the wall.

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