Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Joab said, "As God lives, if you had not spoken, surely then the people would have gone away in the morning, each from following his brother."

King James Version

And Joab said, As God liveth, unless thou hadst spoken, surely then in the morning the people had gone up every one from following his brother.

Holman Bible

"As God lives," Joab replied, "if you had not spoken up, the troops wouldn't have stopped pursuing their brothers until morning."

International Standard Version

Joab answered, "As God lives, if you hadn't spoken up, by morning my army would have broken off their pursuit of their own relatives."

A Conservative Version

And Joab said, As God lives unless thou had spoken, surely then in the morning the people would have gone up every man from followed his brother.

American Standard Version

And Joab said, As God liveth, if thou hadst not spoken, surely then in the morning the people had gone away, nor followed every one his brother.

Amplified

Joab said, As God lives, if you had not spoken, surely the men would have stopped pursuing their brethren in the morning.

Bible in Basic English

And Joab said, By the living God, if you had not given the word, the people would have gone on attacking their countrymen till the morning.

Darby Translation

And Joab said, As God liveth, unless thou hadst spoken, surely then in the morning the people had gone up every one from following his brother.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And Joab replied, As God lives, if thou had not spoken, surely from this morning the people would have left off from following their brothers.

Julia Smith Translation

And Joab will say, God lives if thou spakest not, for then from the morning the people went up, each from after his brother.

King James 2000

And Joab said, As God lives, unless you had spoken, surely then in the morning the people would have gone up every one from following his brother.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Joab said, "{As God lives}, for if you had not spoken, the people would surely have gone up in the morning, each [one of them] {from following after} his brother."

Modern King James verseion

And Joab said, As God lives, unless you had spoken, surely then in the morning the people would have gone up each one from following his brother.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And Joab answered, "As truly as God liveth, if thou hadst so said, then even in the morning had the people departed, each from following his brother."

NET Bible

Joab replied, "As surely as God lives, if you had not said this, it would have been morning before the people would have abandoned pursuit of their brothers!"

New Heart English Bible

Joab said, "As God lives, if you had not spoken, surely then in the morning the people would have gone away, and not each followed his brother."

The Emphasized Bible

Then said Joab - As God liveth, surely, if thou hadst not spoken, then in the morning, the people would of themselves have gone up, every man from pursuing his brother.

Webster

And Joab said, As God liveth, unless thou hadst spoken, surely then in the morning the people had gone up every one from following his brother.

World English Bible

Joab said, "As God lives, if you had not spoken, surely then in the morning the people would have gone away, and not each followed his brother."

Youngs Literal Translation

And Joab saith, 'God liveth! for unless thou hadst spoken, surely then from the morning had the people gone up each from after his brother.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יואב 
Yow'ab 
Usage: 145

As God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

לוּלי לוּלא 
Luwle' 
except, unless, If, had not, were it not, were it not that
Usage: 14

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

בּקר 
Boqer 
Usage: 214

the people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

had gone up
עלה 
`alah 
Usage: 890

אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

אחר 
'achar 
Usage: 488

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

The Battle Of Gibeon

26 Then Abner called to Joab and said, "Shall the sword devour forever? Do you not know that it will be bitter in the end? How long will you refrain from telling the people to turn back from following their brothers?" 27 Joab said, "As God lives, if you had not spoken, surely then the people would have gone away in the morning, each from following his brother." 28 So Joab blew the trumpet; and all the people halted and pursued Israel no longer, nor did they continue to fight anymore.



Cross References

2 Samuel 2:14

Then Abner said to Joab, "Now let the young men arise and hold a contest before us." And Joab said, "Let them arise."

Proverbs 17:14

The beginning of strife is like letting out water, So abandon the quarrel before it breaks out.

1 Samuel 25:26

"Now therefore, my lord, as the LORD lives, and as your soul lives, since the LORD has restrained you from shedding blood, and from avenging yourself by your own hand, now then let your enemies and those who seek evil against my lord, be as Nabal.

Job 27:2

"As God lives, who has taken away my right, And the Almighty, who has embittered my soul,

Proverbs 15:1

A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.

Proverbs 20:18

Prepare plans by consultation, And make war by wise guidance.

Proverbs 25:8

Do not go out hastily to argue your case; Otherwise, what will you do in the end, When your neighbor humiliates you?

Isaiah 47:7

"Yet you said, 'I will be a queen forever ' These things you did not consider Nor remember the outcome of them.

Luke 14:31-32

"Or what king, when he sets out to meet another king in battle, will not first sit down and consider whether he is strong enough with ten thousand men to encounter the one coming against him with twenty thousand?



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