2 Samuel 18:3

Overview - 2 Samuel 18
David viewing the armies in their march gives them charge of Absalom.
The Israelites are sorely smitten in the wood of Ephraim.
Absalom, hanging in an oak is slain by Joab, and cast into a pit.
18 Absalom's place.
19 Ahimaaz and Cushi bring tidings to David.
33 David mourns for Absalom.
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2 Samuel 18:3  (King James Version)
But the people answered, Thou shalt not go forth: for if we flee away, they will not care for us; neither if half of us die, will they care for us: but now thou art worth ten thousand of us: therefore now it is better that thou succour us out of the city.

Thou shalt

if we flee
17:2 1 Kings 22:31 ; Zechariah 13:7

care for us
Hebrew set their heart on us. but now.
The particle {ttah,} Now, is doubtless a mistake for the pronoun {attah,} Thou: and so it appears to have been read by the LXX., Vulgate, and Chaldee, and by two of Kennicott's and De Rossi's MSS.

worth, etc
Hebrew as ten thousand of us.
Lamentations 4:20

Hebrew be to succour.
10:11 Exodus 17:10-12