10:7 When David heard the news, he sent Joab and the entire army to meet them. 1 10:8 The Ammonites marched out and were deployed for battle at the entrance of the city gate, while the men from Aram Zobah, Rehob, Ish-tob, and Maacah were by themselves in the field.
10:9 When Joab saw that the battle would be fought on two fronts, he chose some of Israel’s best men and deployed them against the Arameans. 2 10:10 He put his brother Abishai in charge of the rest of the army 3 and they were deployed 4 against the Ammonites.
1 tn The words “the news” and “to meet them” are supplied in the translation for stylistic reasons and for clarification.
2 tn Heb “and Joab saw that the face of the battle was to him before and behind and he chose from all the best in Israel and arranged to meet Aram.”
3 tn Heb “people.”
4 tn Heb “he arranged.”