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2 Samuel 5:23

23 pAnd when David inquired of the Lord, he said, “You shall not go up; go around to their rear, and come against them opposite the balsam trees.

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2 Samuel 5:23 — The New International Version (NIV)

23 so David inquired of the Lord, and he answered, “Do not go straight up, but circle around behind them and attack them in front of the poplar trees.

2 Samuel 5:23 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

23 And when David inquired of the Lord, he said, Thou shalt not go up; but fetch a compass behind them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees.

2 Samuel 5:23 — New Living Translation (NLT)

23 And again David asked the Lord what to do. “Do not attack them straight on,” the Lord replied. “Instead, circle around behind and attack them near the poplar trees.

2 Samuel 5:23 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

23 Therefore David inquired of the Lord, and He said, “You shall not go up; circle around behind them, and come upon them in front of the mulberry trees.

2 Samuel 5:23 — New Century Version (NCV)

23 When David prayed to the Lord, he answered, “Don’t attack the Philistines from the front. Instead, go around and attack them in front of the balsam trees.

2 Samuel 5:23 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

23 And when David inquired of Jehovah, he said, Thou shalt not go up: make a circuit behind them, and come upon them over against the mulberry-trees.

2 Samuel 5:23 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

23 And David inquired of Jehovah; and he said, Thou shalt not go up; turn round behind them and come upon them opposite the mulberry-trees.

2 Samuel 5:23 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

23 David asked the Lord, and he answered, “Don’t attack now, but circle around behind them, and come at them in front of the balsam trees.

2 Samuel 5:23 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

23 So David inquired of the Lord, and He answered, “Do not make a frontal assault. Circle around behind them and attack them opposite the balsam trees.

2 Samuel 5:23 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

23 When David inquired of the Lord, he said, “You shall not go up; go around to their rear, and come upon them opposite the balsam trees.

2 Samuel 5:23 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

23 So David inquired of Yahweh, but he said, “You shall not go up. Rather, go around to their rear and come to them from opposite the balsam trees.

2 Samuel 5:23 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

23 So David asked the Lord for advice. The Lord answered, “Do not go straight up. Instead, circle around behind them. Attack them in front of the balsam trees.

2 Samuel 5:23 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

23 When David inquired of the Lord, He said, “You shall not go directly up; circle around behind them and come at them in front of the balsam trees.