Parallel Verses

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 come and help thee.

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 come to 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 come and help thee.

Holman Bible

“If the Arameans are too strong for me,” Joab said, “then you will be my help. However, if the Ammonites are too strong for you, I’ll come to help you.

International Standard Version

He said, "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 come help you.

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 come and help thee.

Amplified

Joab said [to Abishai], “If the Arameans are too strong for me, then you shall help me; but if the Ammonites are too strong for you, I will come to help you.

Bible in Basic English

And he said, If the Aramaeans are stronger and get the better of me, then you are to come to my help; but 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 come and help thee.

Julia Smith Translation

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

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then he said, "If Aram [is] stronger than I [am], you must become my deliverer; but if the {Ammonites} [are] too strong for you, then I will come to rescue 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 come and help you.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he said, "If the Syrians overcome me, then succor me. But if the children of Ammon be too good for thee, I will come and succor 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 shall help me; but if the children of Ammon are too strong for you, then I will come and help you.

The Emphasized Bible

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

World English Bible

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 come and 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 Bene-Ammon be stronger than thou, then I have come to give salvation to thee;

Interlinear

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

for me, then thou shalt help
ישׁוּעה 
Y@shuw`ah 
Usage: 78

me but if the children

Usage: 0

of Ammon
עמּון 
`Ammown 
Usage: 105

for thee, then I will come
הלך 
Halak 
go, walk, come, ...away, ...along,
Usage: 1545

and help
ישׁע 
Yasha` 
Usage: 205

References

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War

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Watsons

War

Context Readings

Israel Fights Ammon And Aram

10 And the rest of the people he committed into the hand of Abishai his brother. And he put them in array against the sons of Ammon. 11 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 come and help thee. 12 Be of good courage, and let us play the man for our people, and for the cities of our God. And LORD do that which seems good to him.


Cross References

1 Chronicles 19:9-12

And the sons of Ammon came out, and put the battle in array at the gate of the city. And the kings that came were by themselves in the field.

Nehemiah 4:20

In whatever place ye hear the sound of the trumpet, gather ye there to us, our God will fight for us.

Luke 22:32

but I prayed for thee, so that thy faith may not fail. And thou, when thou have returned, strengthen thy brothers.

Romans 15:1

Now we the strong ought to bear the weaknesses of the frail, and not to please ourselves.

Galatians 6:2

Bear the burdens of each other, and so fulfill the law of the Christ.

Philippians 1:27-28

Only be citizens worthy of the good-news of the Christ, so that, whether having come and having seen you or being absent, I may hear things about you that ye stand firm in one spirit, with one soul striving together for the faith o

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