New International Version
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.
King James Bible
And the messenger said unto David, Surely the men prevailed against us, and came out unto us into the field, and we were upon them even unto the entering of the gate.
Darby Bible Translation
And the messenger said to David, The men prevailed against us, and came out against us into the field, and we were upon them as far as the entrance of the gate.
World English Bible
The messenger said to David, "The men prevailed against us, and came out to us into the field, and we were on them even to the entrance of the gate.
Young's Literal Translation
and the messenger saith unto David, 'Surely the men have been mighty against us, and come out unto us into the field, and we are upon them unto the opening of the gate,
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CommentaryClarke'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
LibraryDavid's Fall 2Sam 11:27
John Newton—Olney Hymns
2 Samuel 11:22
The messenger set out, and when he arrived he told David everything Joab had sent him to say.
2 Samuel 11:24
Then the archers shot arrows at your servants from the wall, and some of the king's men died. Moreover, your servant Uriah the Hittite is dead."
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