2 Samuel 18:7
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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;

2 Samuel 18:7 Parallel
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Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the people

2 Samuel 2:17 And there was a very sore battle that day; and Abner was beaten, and the men of Israel, before the servants of David.

2 Samuel 15:6 And on this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for judgment: so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.

2 Samuel 19:41-43 And, behold, all the men of Israel came to the king, and said to the king, Why have our brothers the men of Judah stolen you away...

a great

Proverbs 11:21 Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

Proverbs 24:21 My son, fear you the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:

twenty thousand

2 Samuel 2:26,31 Then Abner called to Joab, and said, Shall the sword devour for ever? know you not that it will be bitterness in the latter end...

2 Chronicles 13:16,17 And the children of Israel fled before Judah: and God delivered them into their hand...

2 Chronicles 28:6 For Pekah the son of Remaliah slew in Judah an hundred and twenty thousand in one day, which were all valiant men...

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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 18:6
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.

Psalm 144:10
to the One who gives victory to kings, who delivers his servant David. From the deadly sword

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