What does 2 Samuel 2:27 mean?
ESV: And Joab said, “As God lives, if you had not spoken, surely the men would not have given up the pursuit of their brothers until the morning.”
NIV: Joab answered, 'As surely as God lives, if you had not spoken, the men would have continued pursuing them until morning.'
NASB: Joab said, 'As God lives, if you had not spoken, then the people of Judah certainly would have withdrawn in the morning, each from pursuing his brother.'
CSB: "As God lives," Joab replied, "if you had not spoken up, the troops wouldn't have stopped pursuing their brothers until morning."
NLT: Then Joab said, 'God only knows what would have happened if you hadn’t spoken, for we would have chased you all night if necessary.'
KJV: And Joab said, As God liveth, unless thou hadst spoken, surely then in the morning the people had gone up every one from following his brother.
NKJV: And Joab said, “ As God lives, unless you had spoken, surely then by morning all the people would have given up pursuing their brethren.”
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