He put the rest of the men under the command of Abishai1 his brother and deployed them against the Ammonites.
Joab said, "If the Arameans are too strong for me, then you are to come to my rescue; but if the Ammonites are too strong for you, then I will come to rescue you.
Be strong2 and let us fight bravely for our people and the cities of our God. The LORD will do what is good in his sight."313
Then Joab and the troops with him advanced to fight the Arameans, and they fled before him.
When the Ammonites4 saw that the Arameans were fleeing, they fled before Abishai and went inside the city. So Joab returned from fighting the Ammonites and came to Jerusalem.