Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Samuel 10:14

When the sons of Ammon saw that the Arameans fled, they also fled before Abishai and entered the city. Then Joab returned from fighting against the sons of Ammon and came to Jerusalem.
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Abishai;   Joab;   Zobah;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Ammonites, the;   Syria;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Beard;   Hadadezer or Hadarezer;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Ammon;   Joab;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Ammonite;   Hanun;   Joab;   Medeba;   Nahash;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Edom;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Ammonites;   Disciples;   Hadad-Ezer;   Samuel, Books of;   Syria;   Zoba(h);   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Abishai;   Ammon, Ammonites;   Joab;   Maacah;   Shobach;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Ambassador;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Abishai;   Hanun;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Da'vid;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Abishai;   Joab;   Zobah;   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Ammonites;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Abishai;   Hanun;   Joab;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

The Syrians were fled - They betook themselves to their own confines, while the Ammonites escaped into their own city.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 10:14". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-samuel-10.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Joab returned - The great strength of Rabbah made it hopeless to take it by assault, and the Syrians were not sufficiently broken 2 Samuel 10:15 to make it safe to undertake a regular siege.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 10:14". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/2-samuel-10.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And when the children of Ammon saw that the Syrians were fled,.... In whom they put great confidence:

then they fled also before Abishai; without engaging at all with him, as it seems:

and entered into the city; out of which they came, either Rabbah or Medeba, for their safety:

so Joab returned from the children of Ammon; did not stay to lay siege to their city, the season of the year not being proper for it, winter drawing near; see 2 Samuel 11:1,

and came to Jerusalem; in triumph, to report to David the victory he had obtained.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 10:14". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-samuel-10.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

So Joab returned and came to Jerusalem — Probably the season was too far advanced for entering on a siege.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 10:14". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/2-samuel-10.html. 1871-8.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Samuel 10:14 And when the children of Ammon saw that the Syrians were fled, then fled they also before Abishai, and entered into the city. So Joab returned from the children of Ammon, and came to Jerusalem.

Ver. 14. And entered into the city.] See 2 Samuel 10:8.

So Joab returned from the children of Ammon.] As purposing to take another and a fitter time to deal with them. (a)

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 10:14". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-samuel-10.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

That the Syrians were fled; in whose numbers and prowess they had the most confidence.

Joab returned from the children of Ammon; not judging it convenient or safe to pursue them, because the forces were not utterly ruined, but only dispersed and put to flight, and so might easily rally together.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Samuel 10:14". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-samuel-10.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

14.The children of Ammon’ entered’ the city — Retreated from before the gates of Rabbah, (2 Samuel 10:8,) and fortified themselves within the capital.

Joab returned’ to Jerusalem — Deeming it unwise to lay siege to Rabbah at that time. Compare 2 Samuel 11:1.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 10:14". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-samuel-10.html. 1874-1909.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And when the children of Ammon saw that the Syrians were fled, then fled they also before Abishai, and entered into the city. So Joab returned from the children of Ammon, and came to Jerusalem.

So Joab returned ... and came to Jerusalem. Probably the season was too far advanced for entering on a siege.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 10:14". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/2-samuel-10.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(14) Came to Jerusalem.—Why the victory was not at once followed up it is not said. Perhaps the army of Israel was too much exhausted by their victory; perhaps they were unprovided with the necessaries for a siege; and perhaps the season was already too far advanced. Whatever may have been the cause, the delay gave the allies opportunity to rally.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 10:14". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-samuel-10.html. 1905.