What does 2 Samuel 18:11 mean?
ESV: Joab said to the man who told him, “What, you saw him! Why then did you not strike him there to the ground? I would have been glad to give you ten pieces of silver and a belt.”
NIV: Joab said to the man who had told him this, 'What! You saw him? Why didn't you strike him to the ground right there? Then I would have had to give you ten shekels of silver and a warrior's belt.'
NASB: Then Joab said to the man who had informed him, 'So behold, you saw him! Why then did you not strike him there to the ground? And it would have been my duty to give you ten pieces of silver and a belt.'
CSB: "You just saw him! " Joab exclaimed. "Why didn't you strike him to the ground right there? I would have given you ten silver pieces and a belt! "
NLT: What?' Joab demanded. 'You saw him there and didn’t kill him? I would have rewarded you with ten pieces of silver and a hero’s belt!'
KJV: And Joab said unto the man that told him, And, behold, thou sawest him, and why didst thou not smite him there to the ground? and I would have given thee ten shekels of silver, and a girdle.
NKJV: So Joab said to the man who told him, “You just saw him! And why did you not strike him there to the ground? I would have given you ten shekels of silver and a belt.”
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