2 Samuel 20:19
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New Living Translation
I am one who is peace loving and faithful in Israel. But you are destroying an important town in Israel. Why do you want to devour what belongs to the LORD?"

King James Bible
I am one of them that are peaceable and faithful in Israel: thou seekest to destroy a city and a mother in Israel: why wilt thou swallow up the inheritance of the LORD?

Darby Bible Translation
I am peaceable and faithful in Israel: thou seekest to destroy a city and a mother in Israel. Why wilt thou swallow up the inheritance of Jehovah?

World English Bible
I am among those who are peaceable and faithful in Israel. You seek to destroy a city and a mother in Israel. Why will you swallow up the inheritance of Yahweh?"

Young's Literal Translation
I am of the peaceable -- faithful ones of Israel; thou art seeking to destroy a city, and a mother in Israel; why dost thou swallow up the inheritance of Jehovah?

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

20:19 A mother - Great cities are commonly called mothers; as lesser towns or villages subject to them, and depending upon them, are called their daughters. Inheritance - That is, a considerable part of, that land which God hath chosen for his particular possession. The destruction which thou art about to bring upon us, is an injury to Israel, and to the God of Israel.

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Deuteronomy 20:10
"As you approach a town to attack it, you must first offer its people terms for peace.

1 Samuel 26:19
But now let my lord the king listen to his servant. If the LORD has stirred you up against me, then let him accept my offering. But if this is simply a human scheme, then may those involved be cursed by the LORD. For they have driven me from my home, so I can no longer live among the LORD's people, and they have said, 'Go, worship pagan gods.'

2 Samuel 14:16
and rescue us from those who would cut us off from the inheritance God has given us.

2 Samuel 20:18
Then she continued, "There used to be a saying, 'If you want to settle an argument, ask advice at the town of Abel.'

2 Samuel 20:20
And Joab replied, "Believe me, I don't want to devour or destroy your town!

2 Samuel 21:3
David asked them, "What can I do for you? How can I make amends so that you will bless the LORD's people again?"

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