2 Samuel 18:15
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New International Version
And ten of Joab's armor-bearers surrounded Absalom, struck him and killed him.

King James Bible
And ten young men that bare Joab's armour compassed about and smote Absalom, and slew him.

Darby Bible Translation
And ten young men that bore Joab's armour surrounded and smote Absalom, and killed him.

World English Bible
Ten young men who bore Joab's armor surrounded and struck Absalom, and killed him.

Young's Literal Translation
And they go round -- ten youths bearing weapons of Joab -- and smite Absalom, and put him to death.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Ten young men - smote Absalom and slew him - That is, they all pierced the body; but there could be no life in it after three darts had been thrust through the heart: but they added as much as would have killed him had he been alive.

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2 Samuel 18:14 Then Joab said, "I will not waste time here with you." So he took three spears in his hand and thrust them through the heart of Absalom while he was yet alive in the midst of the oak.

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

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The Wail of a Broken Heart
'Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and reared up for himself a pillar, which is in the king's dale; for he said, I have no son to keep my name in remembrance; and he called the pillar after his own name: and it is called unto this day, Absalom's Place. 19. Then said Ahimaaz the son of Zadok, Let me now run, and bear the king tidings, how that the Lord hath avenged him of his enemies. 20. And Joab said unto him. Thou shalt not bear tidings this day, but thou shalt bear tidings another day; but
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
2 Samuel 18:14
Joab said, "I'm not going to wait like this for you." So he took three javelins in his hand and plunged them into Absalom's heart while Absalom was still alive in the oak tree.

2 Samuel 18:16
Then Joab sounded the trumpet, and the troops stopped pursuing Israel, for Joab halted them.

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