Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He said, "If the Arameans are too strong for me, then you shall help me; but if the sons of Ammon are too strong for you, then I will help you.

King James Version

And he said, If the Syrians be too strong for me, then thou shalt help me: but if the children of Ammon be too strong for thee, then I will help thee.

Holman Bible

"If the Arameans are too strong for me," Joab said, "then you'll be my help. However, if the Ammonites are too strong for you, I'll help you.

International Standard Version

He told Abishai, "If the Arameans prove too strong for me, then you are to help me. If the Ammonites prove too strong for you, then I will help you.

A Conservative Version

And he said, If the Syrians be too strong for me, then thou shall help me, but if the sons of Ammon be too strong for thee, then I will help thee.

American Standard Version

And he said, If the Syrians be too strong for me, then thou shalt help me; but if the children of Ammon be too strong for thee, then I will help thee.

Amplified

And he said, If the Syrians are too strong for me, then you help me; but if the Ammonites are too strong for you, I will help you.

Bible in Basic English

And he said, If the Aramaeans are stronger and get the better of me, then come to my help; and if the children of Ammon get the better of you, I will come to your help.

Darby Translation

And he said, If the Syrians be too strong for me, then thou shalt help me; and if the children of Ammon be too strong for thee, then I will help thee.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And he said, If the Syrians are too strong for me, then thou shalt save me; but if the sons of Ammon are too strong for thee, then I will save thee.

Julia Smith Translation

And he will say, If Aram shall be strong above me, and thou wert to me for salvation: and if the sons of Ammon shall be strong above thee, and I saved thee.

King James 2000

And he said, If the Syrians are too strong for me, then you shall help me: but if the children of Ammon are too strong for you, then I will help you.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he said, "If Aram is too strong for me, then you must be a help to me, but if the {Ammonites} are too strong for you, then I will help you.

Modern King James verseion

And he said, If the Syrians are too strong for me, then you shall help me. But if the sons of Ammon are too strong for you, then I will help you.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and said, "If the Syrians be too strong for me, succor me, and if the children of Ammon be too good for thee, I will help thee.

NET Bible

Joab said, "If the Arameans start to overpower me, you come to my rescue. If the Ammonites start to overpower you, I will come to your rescue.

New Heart English Bible

He said, "If the Syrians are too strong for me, then you are to help me; but if the children of Ammon are too strong for you, then I will help you.

The Emphasized Bible

And he said - If, too strong for me, be the Syrians, then shalt thou come to my help, - but, if, the sons of Ammon, be too strong for thee, then will I help thee.

Webster

And he said, If the Syrians shall be too strong for me, then thou shalt help me: but if the children of Ammon shall be too strong for thee, then I will help thee.

World English Bible

He said, "If the Syrians are too strong for me, then you are to help me; but if the children of Ammon are too strong for you, then I will help you.

Youngs Literal Translation

And he saith, 'If Aram be stronger than I, then thou hast been to me for salvation; and if the sons of Ammon be stronger than thou, then I have saved thee;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
If the Syrians
ארם 
'Aram 
Usage: 132

for me, then thou shalt help
תּשׁעה תּשׁוּעה 
T@shuw`ah 
Usage: 34

me but if the children

Usage: 0

of Ammon
עמּון 
`Ammown 
Usage: 105

for thee, then I will help
ישׁע 
Yasha` 
Usage: 205

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Ammonites And Syrians Defeated

11 But the remainder of the people he placed in the hand of Abshai his brother; and they arrayed themselves against the sons of Ammon. 12 He said, "If the Arameans are too strong for me, then you shall help me; but if the sons of Ammon are too strong for you, then I will help you. 13 "Be strong, and let us show ourselves courageous for the sake of our people and for the cities of our God; and may the LORD do what is good in His sight."



Cross References

Nehemiah 4:20

"At whatever place you hear the sound of the trumpet, rally to us there. Our God will fight for us."

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor.

Galatians 6:2

Bear one another's burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.

Philippians 1:27-28

Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;

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