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

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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Joab blew the trumpet - He knew that the rebellion was now extinguished by the death of Absalom; and was not willing that any farther slaughter should be made of the deluded people.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

blew the trumpet

2 Samuel 2:28 So Joab blew a trumpet, and all the people stood still, and pursued after Israel no more, neither fought they any more.

2 Samuel 20:22 Then the woman went to all the people in her wisdom. And they cut off the head of Sheba the son of Bichri, and cast it out to Joab...

Numbers 10:2-10 Make you two trumpets of silver; of a whole piece shall you make them: that you may use them for the calling of the assembly...

1 Corinthians 14:8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?

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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 2:28
So Joab blew the trumpet, and all the troops came to a halt; they no longer pursued Israel, nor did they fight anymore.

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

2 Samuel 20:22
Then the woman went to all the people with her wise advice, and they cut off the head of Sheba son of Bikri and threw it to Joab. So he sounded the trumpet, and his men dispersed from the city, each returning to his home. And Joab went back to the king in Jerusalem.

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