10:15 When the Arameans realized that they had been defeated by Israel, they consolidated their forces. 1 10:16 Then Hadadezer sent for Arameans from 2 beyond the Euphrates River, 3 and they came to Helam. Shobach, the general in command of Hadadezer’s army, led them. 4
10:17 When David was informed, he gathered all Israel, crossed the Jordan River, 5 and came to Helam. The Arameans deployed their forces against David and fought with him. 10:18 The Arameans fled before Israel. David killed 700 Aramean charioteers and 40,000 foot soldiers. 6 He also struck down Shobach, the general in command of the army, who died there.
1 tn Heb “were gathered together.”
2 tn Heb “and Hadadezer sent and brought out Aram which is.”
3 tn Heb “from beyond the River.” The name “Euphrates” has been supplied in the translation for clarity.
4 tn Heb “was before them.”
5 tn The word “River” is not in the Hebrew text, but has been supplied in the translation for clarity.