New International Version
David's army marched out of the city to fight Israel, and the battle took place in the forest of Ephraim.
King James Bible
So the people went out into the field against Israel: and the battle was in the wood of Ephraim;
Darby Bible Translation
And the people went out into the field against Israel; and the battle was in the forest of Ephraim.
World English Bible
So the people went out into the field against Israel: and the battle was in the forest of Ephraim.
Young's Literal Translation
And the people goeth out into the field to meet Israel, and the battle is in a forest of Ephraim;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Deal gently - with the young man - David was the father of this worthless young man; and is it to be wondered at that he feels as a father? Who in his circumstances, that had such feelings as every man should have, would have felt, or acted otherwise?
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
wood of Ephraim The wood of Ephraim was evidently beyond Jordan, and apparently not far from Mahanaim; and it is supposed to be the place where the Ephraimites were slain by Jephthah
LibraryThe 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
"If you are so numerous," Joshua answered, "and if the hill country of Ephraim is too small for you, go up into the forest and clear land for yourselves there in the land of the Perizzites and Rephaites."
but the forested hill country as well. Clear it, and its farthest limits will be yours; though the Canaanites have chariots fitted with iron and though they are strong, you can drive them out."
2 Samuel 17:26
The Israelites and Absalom camped in the land of Gilead.
2 Samuel 18:7
There Israel's troops were routed by David's men, and the casualties that day were great--twenty thousand men.
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