2 Samuel 10:19

19 When all the kings who were vassals of Hadadezer saw that they had been routed by Israel, they made peace with the Israelites and became subject to them. So the Arameans were afraid to help the Ammonites anymore.

Read 2 Samuel 10:19 Using Other Translations

And when all the kings that were servants to Hadarezer saw that they were smitten before Israel, they made peace with Israel, and served them. So the Syrians feared to help the children of Ammon any more.
And when all the kings who were servants of Hadadezer saw that they had been defeated by Israel, they made peace with Israel and became subject to them. So the Syrians were afraid to save the Ammonites anymore.
When all the kings allied with Hadadezer saw that they had been defeated by Israel, they surrendered to Israel and became their subjects. After that, the Arameans were afraid to help the Ammonites.

What does 2 Samuel 10:19 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Samuel 10:19

And when all the kings [that were] servants to Hadarezer
That were subject to him, and at his beck and command, at least were hired by him into his service:

saw that they were smitten before Israel;
could not stand their ground against them, being too powerful for them;

they made peace with Israel, and served them;
became tributaries to them, whereby the promise of the land of Canaan made to Abraham and his seed, as reaching to the river Euphrates, had its accomplishment, ( Genesis 15:18 ) ;

so the Syrians feared to help the children of Ammon any more;
who standing by themselves, they were soon and easily conquered by David's forces, as recorded in the following chapters.

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