2 Samuel 10:10

10 He placed the rest of the forces under the command of his brother Abishai who lined up in battle formation to engage the Ammonites.

2 Samuel 10:10 Meaning and Commentary

2 Samuel 10:10

And the rest of the people he delivered into the hands of
Abishai his brother
Who was a commander under him, and a very valiant man; and thus, as his enemy had two armies, he divided his into two parts, that he might the better attack them:

that he might put [them] in array against the children of Ammon:
draw them up in a line, place them rank and file to meet the children of Ammon, and give them battle.

2 Samuel 10:10 In-Context

8 The Ammonites marched out and lined up in battle formation at the entrance to the city gate while the Arameans of Zobah and Rehob and the men of Tob and Maacah were in the field by themselves.
9 When Joab saw that there was a battle line in front of him and another behind him, he chose some men out of all the elite troops of Israel and lined up in battle formation to engage the Arameans.
10 He placed the rest of the forces under the command of his brother Abishai who lined up in battle formation to engage the Ammonites.
11 "If the Arameans are too strong for me," Joab said, "then you will be my help. However, if the Ammonites are too strong for you, I'll come to help you.
12 Be strong! We must prove ourselves strong for our people and for the cities of our God. May the Lord's will be done."