New American Standard Bible
For it came about, when David was in Edom, and Joab the commander of the army had gone up to bury the slain, and had struck down every male in Edom
King James Bible
For it came to pass, when David was in Edom, and Joab the captain of the host was gone up to bury the slain, after he had smitten every male in Edom;
Darby Bible Translation
Now it came to pass when David was in Edom, when Joab the captain of the host had gone up to bury the slain, after he had smitten every male in Edom
World English Bible
For it happened, when David was in Edom, and Joab the captain of the army was gone up to bury the slain, and had struck every male in Edom
Young's Literal Translation
and it cometh to pass, in David's being with Edom, in the going up of Joab head of the host to bury the slain, that he smiteth every male in Edom --
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The verse gives certain additional particulars of David's conquest of Edom (marginal references). Joab was left, or sent, to complete the subjugation of the country, with orders to exterminate all the grown male inhabitants. It was not very often that David acted with any extreme severity in his wars; but he may have considered himself justified by policy, as he certainly was by the letter of the Law Deuteronomy 20:13, in adopting this fierce course against Edom.
Was in Edom - Or, according to another reading, "smote" Edom.
The slain - Probably the Israelites who had fallen in the strnggle. Translate, "when ... Joab was gone up to bury the slain, and had smitten every male," etc.
LibraryWhat Happened to Solomon
In his early manhood Solomon was noted for his deep piety and his fervent love of righteousness. When he became king, he found a great work ready for his hand, and he set about the task with a glad heart. To build a temple to Jehovah was his delight, and he threw into it his whole strength. His prayer at the dedication of the temple shows a deeply reverent and submissive spirit. As the years went by he increased in riches and honor. His name became a synonym for wisdom. Many nations paid him tribute. …
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The Situation of the Jews During this Period.
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So they made war against Midian, just as the LORD had commanded Moses, and they killed every male.
"When the LORD your God gives it into your hand, you shall strike all the men in it with the edge of the sword.
2 Samuel 8:14
He put garrisons in Edom. In all Edom he put garrisons, and all the Edomites became servants to David. And the LORD helped David wherever he went.
1 Kings 11:14
Then the LORD raised up an adversary to Solomon, Hadad the Edomite; he was of the royal line in Edom.
1 Kings 11:16
(for Joab and all Israel stayed there six months, until he had cut off every male in Edom),
1 Chronicles 18:12
Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah defeated 18,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt.
1 Chronicles 18:13
Then he put garrisons in Edom, and all the Edomites became servants to David. And the LORD helped David wherever he went.
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