2 Samuel 5:23

“And when David enquired of the LORD, he said, Thou shalt not go up; but fetch a compass behind them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 2 Samuel 5:23

And when Dauid enquired of the Lord, he said, Thou shalt not goe vp: but fetch a compasse behinde them, and come vpon them ouer against the Mulbery trees.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When David inquired of the LORD, He said, "You shall not go {directly} up; circle around behind them and come at them in front of the balsam trees.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when David inquired of Jehovah, he said, Thou shalt not go up: make a circuit behind them, and come upon them over against the mulberry-trees.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when David went for directions to the Lord, he said, You are not to go up against them in front; but make a circle round them from the back and come on them opposite the spice-trees.
- Basic English Bible

And David inquired of Jehovah; and he said, Thou shalt not go up; turn round behind them and come upon them opposite the mulberry-trees.
- Darby Bible

And when David inquired of the LORD, he said, Thou shalt not go up: but fetch a compass behind them, and come upon them over against the mulberry-trees.
- Webster's Bible

When David inquired of Yahweh, he said, "You shall not go up. Circle around behind them, and attack them over against the mulberry trees.
- World English Bible

and David asketh of Jehovah, and He saith, `Thou dost not go up, turn round unto their rear, and thou hast come to them over-against the mulberries,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And when David inquired of the LORD, He said: 'Thou shalt not go up; make a circuit behind them, and come upon them over against the mulberry-trees.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 2 Samuel 5:23

Wesley's Notes for 2 Samuel 5:23


5:23 Go up - Directly against them, as the following words explain it. Behind - Where they least expect thee; God's purposes and promises do not exclude men's endeavours.


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