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2 Samuel 17:3

    2 Samuel 17:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And I will bring back all the people unto thee: the man whom thou seekest is as if all returned: so all the people shall be in peace.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And I will bring back all the people to you: the man whom you seek is as if all returned: so all the people shall be in peace.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and I will bring back all the people unto thee: the man whom thou seekest is as if all returned:'so all the people shall be in peace.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And I will make all the people come back to you as a bride comes back to her husband: it is the life of only one man you are going after; so all the people will be at peace.

    Webster's Revision

    and I will bring back all the people unto thee: the man whom thou seekest is as if all returned:'so all the people shall be in peace.

    World English Bible

    and I will bring back all the people to you. The man whom you seek is as if all returned. All the people shall be in peace."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and I will bring back all the people unto thee: the man whom thou seekest is as if all returned: so all the people shall be in peace.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Samuel 17:3

    The man whom thou seekest is as if all returned - Only secure David, and all Israel will be on thy side. He is the soul of the whole; destroy him, and all the rest will submit.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Samuel 17:3

    The man whom thou seekest - namely, David. Ahithophel means to say: "If I can only smite David, there will be no civil war, all the people will peaceably submit."