2 Samuel 14:20 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]2 Samuel 14:20, NIV: Your servant Joab did this to change the present situation. My lord has wisdom like that of an angel of God--he knows everything that happens in the land.'
2 Samuel 14:20, ESV: In order to change the course of things your servant Joab did this. But my lord has wisdom like the wisdom of the angel of God to know all things that are on the earth.”
2 Samuel 14:20, KJV: To fetch about this form of speech hath thy servant Joab done this thing: and my lord is wise, according to the wisdom of an angel of God, to know all things that are in the earth.
2 Samuel 14:20, NASB: In order to change the appearance of things your servant Joab has done this thing. But my lord is wise, like the wisdom of the angel of God, to know all that is on the earth.'
2 Samuel 14:20, NLT: He did it to place the matter before you in a different light. But you are as wise as an angel of God, and you understand everything that happens among us!'
2 Samuel 14:20, CSB: Joab your servant has done this to address the issue indirectly, but my lord has wisdom like the wisdom of the angel of God, knowing everything on earth."