Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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 out to Joab: "Must the sword devour forever? Don't you realize this will only end in bitterness? How long before you tell the troops to stop pursuing their brothers?" 27 "As God lives," Joab replied, "if you had not spoken up, the troops wouldn't have stopped pursuing their brothers until morning." 28 Then Joab blew the ram's horn, and all the troops stopped; they no longer pursued Israel or continued to fight.



Cross References

2 Samuel 2:14

Then Abner said to Joab, "Let's have the young men get up and compete in front of us." "Let them get up," Joab replied.

Proverbs 17:14

To start a conflict is to release a flood; stop the dispute before it breaks out.

1 Samuel 25:26

Now my lord, as surely as the Lord lives and as you yourself live, it is the Lord who kept you from participating in bloodshed and avenging yourself by your own hand. May your enemies and those who want trouble for my lord be like Nabal.

Job 27:2

As God lives, who has deprived me of justice, and the Almighty who has made me bitter,

Proverbs 15:1

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

Proverbs 20:18

Finalize plans through counsel, and wage war with sound guidance.

Proverbs 25:8

Don't take a matter to court hastily. Otherwise, what will you do afterwards if your opponent humiliates you?

Isaiah 47:7

You said: I will be the mistress forever. You did not take these things to heart or think about their outcome.

Luke 14:31-32

"Or what king, going to war against another king, will not first sit down and decide if he is able with 10,000 to oppose the one who comes against him with 20,000?



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