Be of good courage, and let us behave ourselves valiantly for our people, and for the cities of our God: and let the LORD do that which is
good in his sight.
So Joab and the people that were
with him drew nigh before the Syrians unto the battle; and they fled before him.
And when the children of Ammon saw that the Syrians were fled, they likewise fled before Abishai his brother, and entered into the city. Then Joab came to Jerusalem.
And when the Syrians saw that they were put to the worse before Israel, they sent messengers, and drew forth the Syrians that were
beyond the river: and Shophach the captain of the host of Hadarezer went
And it was told David; and he gathered all Israel, and passed over Jordan, and came upon them, and set the battle
in array against them. So when David had put the battle in array against the Syrians, they fought with him.