2 Samuel 3:26
Modern Translations
New International Version
Joab then left David and sent messengers after Abner, and they brought him back from the cistern at Sirah. But David did not know it.

New Living Translation
Joab then left David and sent messengers to catch up with Abner, asking him to return. They found him at the well of Sirah and brought him back, though David knew nothing about it.

English Standard Version
When Joab came out from David’s presence, he sent messengers after Abner, and they brought him back from the cistern of Sirah. But David did not know about it.

Berean Study Bible
As soon as Joab had left David, he sent messengers after Abner, who brought him back from the well of Sirah; but David was unaware of it.

New American Standard Bible
When Joab left David’s presence, he sent messengers after Abner, and they brought him back from the well of Sirah; but David did not know about it.

NASB 1995
When Joab came out from David, he sent messengers after Abner, and they brought him back from the well of Sirah; but David did not know it.

NASB 1977
When Joab came out from David, he sent messengers after Abner, and they brought him back from the well of Sirah; but David did not know it.

Amplified Bible
When Joab left David, he sent messengers after Abner, and they brought him back from the well of Sirah; but David knew nothing [about Joab’s action].

Christian Standard Bible
Then Joab left David and sent messengers after Abner. They brought him back from the well of Sirah, but David was unaware of it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Joab left David and sent messengers after Abner. They brought him back from the well of Sirah, but David was unaware of it.

Contemporary English Version
Joab left David, then he sent some messengers to catch up with Abner. They brought him back from the well at Sirah, but David did not know anything about it.

Good News Translation
After leaving David, Joab sent messengers to get Abner, and they brought him back from Sirah Well; but David knew nothing about it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After leaving David, Joab sent messengers after Abner. They brought him back from the cistern of Sirah without David knowing about it.

International Standard Version
As soon as Joab left David, Joab sent messengers after Abner, and they brought him back from the cistern at Sirah, but David was not aware of this.

NET Bible
Then Joab left David and sent messengers after Abner. They brought him back from the well of Sirah. (But David was not aware of it.)
Classic Translations
King James Bible
And when Joab was come out from David, he sent messengers after Abner, which brought him again from the well of Sirah: but David knew it not.

New King James Version
And when Joab had gone from David’s presence, he sent messengers after Abner, who brought him back from the well of Sirah. But David did not know it.

King James 2000 Bible
And when Joab had come out from David, he sent messengers after Abner, who brought him again from the well of Sirah: but David knew it not.

New Heart English Bible
When Joab had left David, he sent messengers after Abner, and they brought him back from the well of Sirah; but David did not know it.

World English Bible
When Joab had come out from David, he sent messengers after Abner, and they brought him back from the well of Sirah; but David didn't know it.

American King James Version
And when Joab was come out from David, he sent messengers after Abner, which brought him again from the well of Sirah: but David knew it not.

American Standard Version
And when Joab was come out from David, he sent messengers after Abner, and they brought him back from the well of Sirah: but David knew it not.

A Faithful Version
And Joab left David and sent messengers after Abner, who brought him again from the well of Sirah. But David did not know it.

Darby Bible Translation
And when Joab was come out from David, he sent messengers after Abner, who brought him again from the well of Sirah; but David did not know it.

English Revised Version
And when Joab was come out from David, he sent messengers after Abner, and they brought him back from the well of Sirah: but David knew it not.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when Joab had come out from David, he sent messengers after Abner, who brought him again from the well of Sirah: but David knew it not.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
And when Ioab was gone out from Dauid, he sent messengers after Abner, which brought him againe from the well of Siriah vnknowing to Dauid.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
And when Ioab was come out from Dauid, he sent messengers after Abner, which brought him againe from the well of Sira, vnknowing to Dauid.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
And whan Ioab wente out from Dauid, he sent messaugers after Abner, to fetch him agayne from Boharsira, and Dauid knewe not therof.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
And Joab goes out from David, and sends messengers after Abner, and they bring him back from the well of Sirah, and David did not know.

Young's Literal Translation
And Joab goeth out from David, and sendeth messengers after Abner, and they bring him back from the well of Sirah, and David knew not.

Smith's Literal Translation
And Joab will go forth from David and send messengers after Abner, and they will turn him back from the Well of Sirah: and David knew not.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
Then Joab going out from David, sent messengers after Abner, and brought him back from the cistern of Sira, David knowing nothing of it.

Catholic Public Domain Version
And so, Joab, going out from David, sent messengers after Abner, and he brought him back from the cistern of Sirah, without David knowing.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And Yuab went out from the presence of David, and he sent Messengers after Abnir, and they returned him from Kreh Sirah, and David did not know

Lamsa Bible
And when Joab was come out from the presence of David, he sent messengers after Abner, and they brought him back from the well of Sirah; but David knew it not.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
And when Joab was come out from David, he sent messengers after Abner, and they brought him back from Bor-sirah; but David knew it not.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Joab returned from David, and sent messengers to Abenner after him; and they bring him back from the well of Seiram: but David knew it not.








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