2 Samuel 10:13
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New International Version
Then Joab and the troops with him advanced to fight the Arameans, and they fled before him.

King James Bible
And Joab drew nigh, and the people that were with him, unto the battle against the Syrians: and they fled before him.

Darby Bible Translation
And Joab drew near, and the people that were with him, unto the battle against the Syrians; and they fled before him.

World English Bible
So Joab and the people who were with him drew near to the battle against the Syrians: and they fled before him.

Young's Literal Translation
And Joab draweth nigh, and the people who are with him, to battle against Aram, and they flee from his presence;

2 Samuel 10:13 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Be of good courage - This is a very fine military address, and is equal to any thing in ancient or modern times. Ye fight pro aris et focis; for every good, sacred and civil; for God, for your families, and for your country.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

they fled

1 Kings 20:13-21,28-30 And, behold, there came a prophet to Ahab king of Israel, saying, Thus said the LORD, Have you seen all this great multitude? behold...

1 Chronicles 19:14,15 So Joab and the people that were with him drew near before the Syrians to the battle; and they fled before him...

2 Chronicles 13:5-16 Ought you not to know that the LORD God of Israel gave the kingdom over Israel to David for ever...

Library
'More than Conquerors through Him'
'And the children of Ammon came out, and put the battle in array at the entering in of the gate: and the Syrians of Zoba, and of Rehob, and Ish-tob, and Maacah, were by themselves in the field. 9. When Joab saw that the front of the battle was against him before and behind, he chose of all the choice men of Israel, and put them in array against the Syrians: 10. And the rest of the people he delivered into the hand of Abishai his brother, that he might put them in array against the children of Ammon.
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

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 8:5
When the Arameans of Damascus came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, David struck down twenty-two thousand of them.

1 Kings 20:13
Meanwhile a prophet came to Ahab king of Israel and announced, "This is what the LORD says: 'Do you see this vast army? I will give it into your hand today, and then you will know that I am the LORD.'"

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