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2 Samuel 12:26

    2 Samuel 12:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Joab fought against Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and took the royal city.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Joab fought against Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and took the royal city.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Now Joab fought against Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and took the royal city.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now Joab was fighting against Rabbah, in the land of the children of Ammon, and he took the water-town.

    Webster's Revision

    Now Joab fought against Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and took the royal city.

    World English Bible

    Now Joab fought against Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and took the royal city.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Now Joab fought against Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and took the royal city.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Samuel 12:26

    And took the royal city - How can this be, when Joab sent to David to come to take the city, in consequence of which David did come and take that city? The explanation seems to be this: Rabbah was composed of a city and citadel; the former, in which was the king's residence, Joab had taken, and supposed he could soon render himself master of the latter, and therefore sends to David to come and take it, lest, he taking the whole, the city should be called after his name.