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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 2 Samuel 18:8


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    King James Bible - 2 Samuel 18:8

    For the battle was there scattered over the face of all the country: and the wood devoured more people that day than the sword devoured.

    World English Bible

    For the battle was there spread
    over the surface of all the country; and the forest devoured more people that day than the sword devoured.

    Douay-Rheims - 2 Samuel 18:8

    And the battle there was scattered
    over the face of all the country, and there were many more of the people whom the forest consumed, than whom the sword devoured that day.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    For the battle was there scattered
    over the face of all the country: and the wood devoured more people that day than the sword devoured.

    Original Hebrew

    ותהי
    1961 שׁם 8033 המלחמה 4421 נפצית 6327 על 5921 פני 6440 כל 3605 הארץ 776 וירב 7235 היער 3293 לאכל 398 בעם 5971 מאשׁר 834 אכלה 398 החרב 2719 ביום 3117 ההוא׃ 1931

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 18:8

    Y derramándose allí el ejército por la faz de toda la tierra, fueron más los que consumió el bosque de los del pueblo, que los que consumió el cuchillo aquel día.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Samuel 18:8

    Verse 8. The
    wood devoured more people] It is generally supposed that, when the army was broken, they betook themselves to the wood, fell into pits, swamps, &c., and, being entangled, were hewn down by David's men; but the Chaldee, Syriac, and Arabic, state that they were devoured by wild beasts in the wood.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 8. For the
    battle was there scattered over the face of all the country , etc.] Or the warriors were scattered, as the Targum; Absalom’s soldiers, their ranks were broken, and they were thrown into the utmost confusion, and ran about here and there all over the field or plain in which the battle was fought, and into the neighbouring wood: and the wood devoured more people that day than the sword devoured ; there were more slain in it the in the field of battle, what by one thing or another; as by falling into pits and on stumps of trees, and being entangled in the bushes, and could make but little haste, and so were overtaken by David’s men, and slain; insomuch that, as Josephus observes, there were more slain fleeing than fighting, and perhaps some might perish by wild beasts; so the Targum, “and the beasts of the wood slew more of the people than were slain by the sword;” and so the Syriac and Arabic versions render the words to the same purpose.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-8 - How does
    David render good for evil! Absalom would have only Davi smitten; David would have only Absalom spared. This seems to be resemblance of man's wickedness towards God, and God's mercy to man, of which it is hard to say which is most amazing. Now the Israelites se what it is to take counsel against the Lord and his anointed.


    Original Hebrew

    ותהי 1961 שׁם 8033 המלחמה 4421 נפצית 6327 על 5921 פני 6440 כל 3605 הארץ 776 וירב 7235 היער 3293 לאכל 398 בעם 5971 מאשׁר 834 אכלה 398 החרב 2719 ביום 3117 ההוא׃ 1931


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