2-samuel 11 :20

2-samuel 11 :20 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

And if so be that the king's wrath arise, and he say to you, Why approached you so near to the city when you did fight? knew you not that they would shoot from the wall?

King James Version (KJV)

And if so be that the king's wrath arise, and he say to you, Why approached you so near to the city when you did fight? knew you not that they would shoot from the wall?

American Standard Version (ASV)

it shall be that, if the king's wrath arise, and he say unto thee, Wherefore went ye so nigh unto the city to fight? knew ye not that they would shoot from the wall?

Basic English Translation (BBE)

If the king is angry and says, Why did you go so near the town for the fight? was it not certain that their archers would be on the wall?

Webster's Revision

And if the king's wrath shall rise, and he shall say to thee, Why approached ye so nigh to the city for the fight? knew ye not that they would shoot from the wall?

World English Bible

it shall be that, if the king's wrath arise, and he asks you, 'Why did you go so near to the city to fight? Didn't you know that they would shoot from the wall?

English Revised Version (ERV)

it shall be that, if the king's wrath arise, and he say unto thee, Wherefore went ye so nigh unto the city to fight? knew ye not that they would shoot from the wall?

Definitions for 2-samuel 11 :20

Nigh - Near.
Wherefore - Why?; for what reason?; for what cause?

Clarke's Commentary on 2-samuel 11 :20

If - the king's wrath arise - It is likely that Joab had by some indiscretion suffered loss about this time;; and he contrived to get rid of the odium by connecting the transaction with the death of Uriah, which he knew would be so pleasing to the king.

Barnes' Commentary on 2-samuel 11 :20

Wesley's Commentary on 2-samuel 11 :20

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