2 Samuel 11:22
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New International Version
The messenger set out, and when he arrived he told David everything Joab had sent him to say.

King James Bible
So the messenger went, and came and shewed David all that Joab had sent him for.

Darby Bible Translation
And the messenger went; and he came and told David all that Joab had sent him for.

World English Bible
So the messenger went, and came and showed David all that Joab had sent him for.

Young's Literal Translation
And the messenger goeth, and cometh in, and declareth to David all that with which Joab sent him,

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

If - the king's wrath arise - It is likely that Joab had by some indiscretion suffered loss about this time;; and he contrived to get rid of the odium by connecting the transaction with the death of Uriah, which he knew would be so pleasing to the king.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

2 Samuel 11:21 'Who struck down Abimelech the son of Jerubbesheth? Did not a woman throw an upper millstone on him from the wall so that he died at Thebez? Why did you go so near the wall?'-- then you shall say, 'Your servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.'"

2 Samuel 11:23 The messenger said to David, "The men prevailed against us and came out against us in the field, but we pressed them as far as the entrance of the gate.

Library
David's Fall 2Sam 11:27

John Newton—Olney Hymns

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 11:21
Who killed Abimelek son of Jerub-Besheth? Didn't a woman drop an upper millstone on him from the wall, so that he died in Thebez? Why did you get so close to the wall?' If he asks you this, then say to him, 'Moreover, your servant Uriah the Hittite is dead.'"

2 Samuel 11:23
The messenger said to David, "The men overpowered us and came out against us in the open, but we drove them back to the entrance of the city gate.

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