New Living Translation
Then Abner suggested to Joab, "Let's have a few of our warriors fight hand to hand here in front of us." "All right," Joab agreed.
King James Bible
And Abner said to Joab, Let the young men now arise, and play before us. And Joab said, Let them arise.
Darby Bible Translation
And Abner said to Joab, Let the young men now arise and make sport before us. And Joab said, Let them arise.
World English Bible
Abner said to Joab, "Please let the young men arise and play before us!" Joab said, "Let them arise!"
Young's Literal Translation
And Abner saith unto Joab, 'Let the youths rise, I pray thee, and they play before us;' and Joab saith, 'Let them rise.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:14 And play - That is, shew their prowess and dexterity in fighting together. He speaks like a vain - glorious and cruel man, and a soldier of fortune, that esteemed it a sport to see men wounding and killing one another. So this he designed, partly for their mutual recreation and trial of skill; and partly, that by this occasion they might be engaged in a battle. But he is unworthy the name of a man, who is thus prodigal of human blood.
2 Samuel 2:15
So twelve men were chosen to fight from each side--twelve men of Benjamin representing Ishbosheth son of Saul, and twelve representing David.
2 Samuel 2:16
Each one grabbed his opponent by the hair and thrust his sword into the other's side so that all of them died. So this place at Gibeon has been known ever since as the Field of Swords.
2 Samuel 2:17
A fierce battle followed that day, and Abner and the men of Israel were defeated by the forces of David.
2 Kings 14:8
One day Amaziah sent messengers with this challenge to Israel's king Jehoash, the son of Jehoahaz and grandson of Jehu: "Come and meet me in battle!"
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