וַיְהִי אַחֲרֵי־כֵן וַיָּמָת מֶלֶךְ בְּנֵי עַמּוֹן וַיִּמְלֹךְ חָנוּן בְּנוֹ תַּחְתָּיו׃ 10:1
2Sam. 10:1 And it was after this that the king of the children of Ammon died and Hanun, his son, became king in his place.
וַיֹּאמֶר דָּוִד אֶעֱשֶׂה־חֶסֶד עִם־חָנוּן בֶּן־נָחָשׁ כַּאֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה אָבִיו עִמָּדִי חֶסֶד וַיִּשְׁלַח דָּוִד לְנַחֲמוֹ בְּיַד־ 10:2 עֲבָדָיו אֶל־אָבִיו וַיָּבֹאוּ עַבְדֵי דָוִד אֶרֶץ בְּנֵי עַמּוֹן׃
2Sam. 10:2 And David said, “I will deal kindly with Hanun son of Nachash as his father dealt kindly with me.” So David sent to comfort him by the hand of his servants regarding his father, and the servants of David came to the land of the children of Ammon.
וַיֹּאמְרוּ שָׂרֵי בְנֵי־עַמּוֹן אֶל־חָנוּן אֲדֹנֵיהֶם הַמְכַבֵּד דָּוִד אֶת־אָבִיךָ בְּעֵינֶיךָ כִּי־שָׁלַח לְךָ מְנַחֲמִים 10:3
הֲלוֹא בַּעֲבוּר חֲקוֹר אֶת־הָעִיר וּלְרַגְּלָהּ וּלְהָפְכָהּ שָׁלַח דָּוִד אֶת־עֲבָדָיו אֵלֶיךָ׃
2Sam. 10:3 But the princes of the children of Ammon said to Hanun, their lord, “Is David honoring your father that he has sent comforters to you? Is it not in order to penetrate the city and to spy it out and to overthrow it David has sent his servants to you?”
וַיִּקַּח חָנוּן אֶת־עַבְדֵי דָוִד וַיְגַלַּח אֶת־חֲצִי זְקָנָם וַיִּכְרֹת אֶת־מַדְוֵיהֶם בַּחֵצִי עַד שְׁתוֹתֵיהֶם וַיְשַׁלְּחֵם׃ 10:4
2Sam. 10:4 So Hanun seized the servants of David and shaved off half their beards and cut off their garments in half up to their buttocks and sent them away. [Return to 1Chr. 19:4]
וַיַּגִּדוּ לְדָוִד וַיִּשְׁלַח לִקְרָאתָם כִּי־הָיוּ הָאֲנָשִׁים נִכְלָמִים מְאֹד וַיֹּאמֶר הַמֶּלֶךְ שְׁבוּ בִירֵחוֹ עַד־יְצַמַּח 10:5 זְקַנְכֶם וְשַׁבְתֶּם׃
2Sam. 10:5 When they told to David, then he sent to help them, for the men were greatly ashamed. And the king said, “Remain in Jericho until your beards grow again, then you shall return.
ַיִּרְאוּ בְּנֵי עַמּוֹן כִּי נִבְאֲשׁוּ בְּדָוִד וַיִּשְׁלְחוּ בְנֵי־עַמּוֹן וַיִּשְׂכְּרוּ אֶת־אֲרַם בֵּית־רְחוֹב וְאֶת־אֲרַם צוֹבָא 10:6 עֶשְׂרִים אֶלֶף רַגְלִי וְאֶת־מֶלֶךְ מַעֲכָה אֶלֶף אִישׁ וְאִישׁ טוֹב שְׁנֵים־עָשָׂר אֶלֶף אִישׁ׃
2Sam. 10:6 And the children of Ammon saw that they were loathed by David, so the children of Ammon sent and hired Aram of Beth-rechob and Aram of Zobah, twenty thousand footmen, and the king of Maacah, one thousand men, and the men of Tob, twelve thousand men.
וַיִּשְׁמַע דָּוִד וַיִּשְׁלַח אֶת־יוֹאָב וְאֵת כָּל־הַצָּבָא הַגִּבֹּרִים׃ 10:7
2Sam. 10:7 And David heard and he sent Joab and the entire host of mighty men.
וַיֵּצְאוּ בְּנֵי עַמּוֹן וַיַּעַרְכוּ מִלְחָמָה פֶּתַח הַשָּׁעַר וַאֲרַם צוֹבָא וּרְחוֹב וְאִישׁ־טוֹב וּמַעֲכָה לְבַדָּם בַּשָּׂדֶה׃ 10:8
2Sam. 10:8 And the children of Ammon came out and arrayed themselves for battle at the entrance of the gate, while Aram of Zobah and of Rechob and the men of Tob and of Maacah were apart in the field.
וַיַּרְא יוֹאָב כִּי־הָיְתָה אֵלָיו פְּנֵי הַמִּלְחָמָה מִפָּנִים וּמֵאָחוֹר וַיִּבְחַר מִכֹּל בְּחוּרֵי (בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל) [יִשְׂרָאֵל 10:9
וַיַּעֲרֹךְ לִקְרַאת אֲרָם׃
2Sam. 10:9 Then Joab saw that the prospect of a battle from the front and from the rear was against him, so he selected from all the choice men of Israel and arrayed them against Aram,
There’s an extra beth prefix in the word in parentheses. It is removed in the correction after the right bracket.
וְאֵת יֶתֶר הָעָם נָתַן בְּיַד אַבְשַׁי אָחִיו וַיַּעֲרֹךְ לִקְרַאת בְּנֵי עַמּוֹן׃ 10:10
2Sam. 10:10 and he committed the rest of the people into the hand of Abishai, his brother, and he arrayed them against the children of Ammon.
וַיֹּאמֶר אִם־תֶּחֱזַק אֲרָם מִמֶּנִּי וְהָיִתָה לִּי לִישׁוּעָה וְאִם־בְּנֵי עַמּוֹן יֶחֱזְקוּ מִמְּךָ וְהָלַכְתִּי לְהוֹשִׁיעַ לָךְ׃ 10:11
2Sam. 10:11 And he said, “If Aram is stronger than I, then you come to me to help, and if the children of Ammon are stronger than you, then I will come bringing help to you.”
חֲזַק וְנִתְחַזַּק בְּעַד־עַמֵּנוּ וּבְעַד עָרֵי אֱלֹהֵינוּ וַיהוָה יַעֲשֶׂה הַטּוֹב בְּעֵינָיו׃ 10:12
2Sam. 10:12 “Have courage and let us be strong for the sake of our people and for the sake of the cities of our God, and the Lord will do what is good in His eyes.”
וַיִּגַּשׁ יוֹאָב וְהָעָם אֲשֶׁר עִמּוֹ לַמִּלְחָמָה בַּאֲרָם וַיָּנֻסוּ מִפָּנָיו׃ 10:13
2Sam. 10:13 Then Joab drew near with the people who were with him to the battle with Aram, but they fled from his presence.
וּבְנֵי עַמּוֹן רָאוּ כִּי־נָס אֲרָם וַיָּנֻסוּ מִפְּנֵי אֲבִישַׁי וַיָּבֹאוּ הָעִיר וַיָּשָׁב יוֹאָב מֵעַל בְּנֵי עַמּוֹן וַיָּבֹא 10:14
2Sam. 10:14 When the children of Ammon saw that Aram had fled then they fled from the presence of Abishai and went into the city. Then Joab returned from being against the children of Ammon and came to Jerusalem.
וַיַּרְא אֲרָם כִּי נִגַּף לִפְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וַיֵּאָסְפוּ יָחַד׃ 10:15
2Sam. 10:15 When Aram saw that he was brought low before Israel, then he got himself together.
וַיִּשְׁלַח הֲדַדְעֶזֶר וַיֹּצֵא אֶת־אֲרָם אֲשֶׁר מֵעֵבֶר הַנָּהָר וַיָּבֹאוּ חֵילָם וְשׁוֹבַךְ שַׂר־צְבָא הֲדַדְעֶזֶר 10:16 לִפְנֵיהֶם׃
2Sam. 10:16 And Hadadezer sent and brought out Aram who was from the other side of the river and they came to Helam with Shobach, captain of the host of Hadadezer, leading them.
וַיֻּגַּד לְדָוִד וַיֶּאֱסֹף אֶת־כָּל־יִשְׂרָאֵל וַיַּעֲבֹר אֶת־הַיַּרְדֵּן וַיָּבֹא חֵלָאמָה וַיַּעַרְכוּ אֲרָם לִקְרַאת דָּוִד 10:17
2Sam. 10:17 And it was told to David and he gathered all of Israel and crossed the Jordan and came to Helam and the Arameans arrayed themselves against David and fought with him.
וַיָּנָס אֲרָם מִפְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וַיַּהֲרֹג דָּוִד מֵאֲרָם שְׁבַע מֵאֹות רֶכֶב וְאַרְבָּעִים אֶלֶף פָּרָשִׁים וְאֵת שֹׁובַךְ 10:18
שַׂר־צְבָאוֹ הִכָּה וַיָּמָת שָׁם׃
2Sam. 10:18 And Aram fled from before Israel, and David slew seven hundred chariot drivers and forty thousand horsemen of Aram, and Shobach, captain of its host, was slain and he died there.
[Return to 1Chr. 19:18]
וַיִּרְאוּ כָל־הַמְּלָכִים עַבְדֵי הֲדַדְעֶזֶר כִּי נִגְּפוּ לִפְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וַיַּשְׁלִמוּ אֶת־יִשְׂרָאֵל וַיַּעַבְדוּם וַיִּרְאוּ אֲרָם 10:19 לְהוֹשִׁיעַ עוֹד אֶת־בְּנֵי עַמּוֹן׃
2Sam. 10:19 When all the kings, servants of Hadadezer, saw that they were defeated before Israel, then they made peace with Israel and served them. Then the Arameans were afraid to help the children of Ammon again.
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