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Ferrar Fentons 'Holy Bible in Modern English. All spelling, punctuation and formatting maintained through-out. Verse ordering follows the King James version for clarity and necessary organization of the verses.

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RF SA2 10:1 (B.C. 1037.) David Sends an Embassy to the Beni-Amon.
It was after these events that the king of the Beni-Amon died, and Khanon his son reigned in his stead.
RF SA2 10:2 So David said, "I will show friendship to Khanon-ben-Nakhsh, as I did to his father." Therefore officers of David went to the country of the Beni-Amon.
RF SA2 10:3 But the chiefs of the Beni-Amon said to Khanon their Prince, "Does David pay honour to your father in your sight, by sending comforters to you? Is it not for the purpose of examining the city and to survey it, and to explore it, that David has sent his officers to you?"
RF SA2 10:4 Khanon consequently took David's officers and shaved off half their beards, and cut off their clothing to the buttocks, and dismissed them.
RF SA2 10:5 But strangers reported to David, so he sent to meet them, for his officers had been grossly insulted,—and the king said, "Stay in Jeriko until your beards are grown, then return."
RF SA2 10:6 The Beni-Amon, however, were terrified, after they had insulted David. Consequently the Beni-Amon sent and hired of the Arami of Beth-rehob, and of the Arami of Zobah, twenty thousand infantry, and the King of Makah with a thousand men, and of the people of Tob, twelve thousand men.
RF SA2 10:7 David, however, heard of it, and sent J'oab with a strong division of the Guards.
RF SA2 10:8 But the Beni-Amon came out and arranged for battle opposite the Gate, and Aram-Zobah, and Rekhob, and the men of Tob, and Makah, were separate in the open country;
RF SA2 10:9 J'oab consequently saw that there was upon him a, battle in front and rear, so he chose all the Guards of Israel, and arranged to meet the Arami,
RF SA2 10:10 and the remainder of the force he gave to Abishai his brother, and arranged them to meet the Beni-Amon,
RF SA2 10:11 and said, "If the Arami are too strong for me, you must save me; and if the Beni-Amon are too strong for you, then I will march to help you.
RF SA2 10:12 Courage! and be bold for the honour of our People, and the honour of the City of our GOD! And may the EVER-LIVING do what is good in His sight!"
RF SA2 10:13 Then J'oab and the force with him advanced to the fight with Arami, and they fled before him.
RF SA2 10:14 When the Beni-Amon saw that the Arami fled, then they fled before Abishai, and went into the city. J'oab, however, refrained from pursuing the Beni-Amon, and returned, to Jerusalem.
RF SA2 10:15 (B.C. 1037.) The Aramites seek Allies, but are defeated.
But when the Arami saw that they were defeated by Israel, they assembled together,
RF SA2 10:16 and sent to Hadadazer, and he sent to the Arami beyond the river,1 and procured their forces, and Shobak, General of the army of Hadadazer, to lead them.
RF SA2 10:17 But it was reported to David, who collected the forces of Israel and passed over the Jordan and went to Kilam, where Aram drew out to meet David, and they fought with him.
RF SA2 10:18 But Aram fled before Israel, and David destroyed of the Aramites seven hundred chariots and four thousand horsemen, and defeated and killed Shobak the General of the army there.
RF SA2 10:19 When all the kings who were subject to Hadadazer saw that they were defeated before Israel, they made peace with Israel, and were subject, and Aram feared to help the Beni-Amon further.2
1 V. 16. That is to Mesopotamia—beyond the River Euphrates, as the words "the River," if not indicated by a special name, always mean in Hebrew-history.—F.F.
2 V. 19. This would seem to show that the Hebrew Empire extended under David and Solomon almost, if not quite, to the Indus, the Western boundary of India.—F.F.


AKJV ROM 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

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