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2 Samuel 18:13

    2 Samuel 18:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Otherwise I should have wrought falsehood against mine own life: for there is no matter hid from the king, and thou thyself wouldest have set thyself against me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Otherwise I should have worked falsehood against my own life: for there is no matter hid from the king, and you yourself would have set yourself against me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Otherwise if I had dealt falsely against his life (and there is no matter hid from the king), then thou thyself wouldest have set thyself against me .

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And if I had falsely put him to death (and nothing may be kept secret from the king), you would have had nothing to do with me.

    Webster's Revision

    Otherwise if I had dealt falsely against his life (and there is no matter hid from the king), then thou thyself wouldest have set thyself against me .

    World English Bible

    Otherwise if I had dealt falsely against his life (and there is no matter hidden from the king), then you yourself would have set yourself against me."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Otherwise if I had dealt falsely against his life, (and there is no matter hid from the king,) then thou thyself wouldest have stood aloof.

    Definitions for 2 Samuel 18:13

    Wrought - Worked; made.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Samuel 18:13

    Thou thyself wouldest have set thyself against me - This is a strong appeal to Joab's loyalty, and respect for the orders of David; but he was proof against every fine feeling, and against every generous sentiment.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Samuel 18:13

    The man gives a remarkable incidental testimony to David's sagacity and penetration (compare 2 Samuel 14:19), and to Joab's known unscrupulousness.