2 Samuel 18:16
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New American Standard Bible
Then Joab blew the trumpet, and the people returned from pursuing Israel, for Joab restrained the people.

King James Bible
And Joab blew the trumpet, and the people returned from pursuing after Israel: for Joab held back the people.

Darby Bible Translation
And Joab blew the trumpet, and the people returned from pursuing after Israel; for Joab kept back the people.

World English Bible
Joab blew the trumpet, and the people returned from pursuing after Israel; for Joab held back the people.

Young's Literal Translation
And Joab bloweth with a trumpet, and the people turneth back from pursuing after Israel, for Joab hath kept back the people;

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Blew the trumpet - To stop the pursuit and slaughter 2 Samuel 2:28; 2 Samuel 20:22.

2 Samuel 18:16 Parallel Commentaries

Library
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 2:28
So Joab blew the trumpet; and all the people halted and pursued Israel no longer, nor did they continue to fight anymore.

2 Samuel 18:15
And ten young men who carried Joab's armor gathered around and struck Absalom and killed him.

2 Samuel 20:22
Then the woman wisely came to all the people. And they cut off the head of Sheba the son of Bichri and threw it to Joab. So he blew the trumpet, and they were dispersed from the city, each to his tent. Joab also returned to the king at Jerusalem.

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