2 Samuel 2:14

“And Abner said to Joab, Let the young men now arise, and play before us. And Joab said, Let them arise.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 2 Samuel 2:14

And Abner said to Ioab, Let the yong men now arise, and play before vs: and Ioab saide, Let them arise.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Abner said to Joab, "Now let the young men arise and hold a contest before us. And Joab said, "Let them arise.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Abner said to Joab, Let the young men, I pray thee, arise and play before us. And Joab said, Let them arise.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Abner said to Joab, Let the young men give a test of their strength before us. And Joab said, Let them do so.
- Basic English Bible

And Abner said to Joab, Let the young men now arise and make sport before us. And Joab said, Let them arise.
- Darby Bible

And Abner said to Joab, Let the young men now arise, and play before us. And Joab said, Let them arise.
- Webster's Bible

Abner said to Joab, "Please let the young men arise and play before us!" Joab said, "Let them arise!"
- World English Bible

And Abner saith unto Joab, `Let the youths rise, I pray thee, and they play before us;' and Joab saith, `Let them rise.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Abner said to Joab: 'Let the young men, I pray thee, arise and play before us.' And Joab said: 'Let them arise.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 2 Samuel 2:14

Wesley's Notes for 2 Samuel 2:14


2:14 And play - That is, shew their prowess and dexterity in fighting together. He speaks like a vain - glorious and cruel man, and a soldier of fortune, that esteemed it a sport to see men wounding and killing one another. So this he designed, partly for their mutual recreation and trial of skill; and partly, that by this occasion they might be engaged in a battle. But he is unworthy the name of a man, who is thus prodigal of human blood.


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