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2 Samuel 18:3 NIV

3 But the men said, “You must not go out; if we are forced to flee, they won’t care about us. Even if half of us die, they won’t care; but you are worth ten thousand of us.a It would be better now for you to give us support from the city.”

References for 2 Samuel 18:3

    • “ 18:3 - Two Hebrew manuscripts, some Septuagint manuscripts and Vulgate; most Hebrew manuscripts "care; for now there are ten thousand like us"

      Study tools for 2 Samuel 18:3

      • a 18:3 - Two Hebrew manuscripts, some Septuagint manuscripts and Vulgate; most Hebrew manuscripts "care; for now there are ten thousand like us"
      • b 18:11 - That is, about 4 ounces or about 115 grams
      • c 18:12 - That is, about 25 pounds or about 12 kilograms
      • d 18:12 - A few Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Vulgate and Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts may be translated "Absalom, whoever you may be."
      • e 18:13 - Or "Otherwise, if I had acted treacherously toward him"
      • f 18:23 - That is, the plain of the Jordan
      • g 18:33 - In Hebrew texts this verse (18:33) is numbered 19:1.