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2 Samuel 20:14-16 International Standard Version (ISV)

Sheba Dies at Abel of Beth-maacah

14 Meanwhile, Sheba traveled throughout the tribes of Israel in the direction of Abel and Beth-maacah, and all of the descendants of Beri[a] gathered together and followed him inside. 15 All of the men who had accompanied Joab arrived and besieged Sheba in Abel of Beth-maacah. They threw up a siege ramp against the city rampart and began to batter the wall to demolish it. 16 Just then a wise woman called out from the city. “Attention!” she said, “Go tell Joab ‘Come here! I want to talk to you!’”

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Samuel 20:14 So MT; some ancient versions read descendants of Bichri
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2 Samuel 20:14-16 New International Version (NIV)

14 Sheba passed through all the tribes of Israel to Abel Beth Maakah and through the entire region of the Bikrites,[a] who gathered together and followed him. 15 All the troops with Joab came and besieged Sheba in Abel Beth Maakah. They built a siege ramp up to the city, and it stood against the outer fortifications. While they were battering the wall to bring it down, 16 a wise woman called from the city, “Listen! Listen! Tell Joab to come here so I can speak to him.”

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Samuel 20:14 See Septuagint and Vulgate; Hebrew Berites.
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