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2 Samuel 2:26

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2:26 Then Abner called out to Joab, “Must the sword devour forever? Don’t you realize that this will turn bitter in the end? When will you tell the people to turn aside from pursuing their brothers?”

2 Samuel 11:25

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11:25 David said to the messenger, “Tell Joab, ‘Don’t let this thing upset you. 1  There is no way to anticipate whom the sword will cut down. 2  Press the battle against the city and conquer 3  it.’ Encourage him with these words.” 4 

2 Samuel 18:8

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18:8 The battle there was spread out over the whole area, and the forest consumed more soldiers than the sword devoured that day.

1 tn Heb “let not this matter be evil in your eyes.”

2 tn Heb “according to this and according to this the sword devours.”

3 tn Heb “overthrow.”

4 tn The Hebrew text does not have “with these words.” They are supplied in the translation for clarity and for stylistic reasons.



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