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2 Samuel 12:27

    2 Samuel 12:27 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Joab sent messengers to David, and said, I have fought against Rabbah, and have taken the city of waters.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Joab sent messengers to David, and said, I have fought against Rabbah, and have taken the city of waters.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Joab sent messengers to David, and said, I have fought against Rabbah; yea, I have taken the city of waters.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Joab sent men to David, saying, I have made war against Rabbah and have taken the water-town.

    Webster's Revision

    And Joab sent messengers to David, and said, I have fought against Rabbah; yea, I have taken the city of waters.

    World English Bible

    Joab sent messengers to David, and said, "I have fought against Rabbah. Yes, I have taken the city of waters.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Joab sent messengers to David, and said, I have fought against Rabbah, yea, I have taken the city of waters.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Samuel 12:27

    And have taken the city of waters - The city where the tank or reservoir was that supplied the city and suburbs with water. Some think that the original, לכדתי את עיר המים lachadti eth ir hammayim, should be translated I have intercepted, or cut off, the waters of the city: and Houbigant translates the place, et aquas ab urbe jam derivavi; "And I have already drawn off the waters from the city." This perfectly agrees with the account in Josephus, who says των τε ὑδατων αυτους αποτεμνομενος, having cut off their waters, Antiq., lib. vii., cap. 7. This was the reason why David should come speedily, as the citadel, deprived of water, could not long hold out.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Samuel 12:27

    The city of waters - The lower town of Rabbah (the modern Ammam), so called from a stream which rises within it and flows through it. The upper town with the citadel lay on a hill to the north of the stream, and was probably not tenable for any length of time after the supply of water was cut off.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Samuel 12:27

    12:27 Of waters - Rabbah was so called because it was encompassed with water.