New International Version
There Israel's troops were routed by David's men, and the casualties that day were great--twenty thousand men.
King James Bible
Where the people of Israel were slain before the servants of David, and there was there a great slaughter that day of twenty thousand men.
Darby Bible Translation
And the people of Israel were routed before the servants of David, and there was a great slaughter there that day: twenty thousand men.
World English Bible
The people of Israel were struck there before the servants of David, and there was a great slaughter there that day of twenty thousand men.
Young's Literal Translation
and smitten there are the people of Israel before the servants of David, and the smiting there is great on that day -- twenty thousand;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Twenty thousand men - Whether these were slain on the field of battle, or whether they were reckoned with those slain in the wood of Ephraim, we know not.
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'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
2 Samuel 18:6
David's army marched out of the city to fight Israel, and the battle took place in the forest of Ephraim.
2 Samuel 18:8
The battle spread out over the whole countryside, and the forest swallowed up more men that day than the sword.
to the One who gives victory to kings, who delivers his servant David. From the deadly sword
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