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2 Samuel 18:14

14 Joaby said, “I’m not going to wait like this for you.” So he took three javelins in his hand and plunged them into Absalom’s heart while Absalom was still alive in the oak tree.

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2 Samuel 18:14 — English Standard Version (ESV)

14 Joab said, “I will not waste time like this with you.” And he took three javelins in his hand and thrust them into the heart of Absalom while he was still alive in the oak.

2 Samuel 18:14 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

14 Then said Joab, I may not tarry thus with thee. And he took three darts in his hand, and thrust them through the heart of Absalom, while he was yet alive in the midst of the oak.

2 Samuel 18:14 — New Living Translation (NLT)

14 “Enough of this nonsense,” Joab said. Then he took three daggers and plunged them into Absalom’s heart as he dangled, still alive, in the great tree.

2 Samuel 18:14 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

14 Then Joab said, “I cannot linger with you.” And he took three spears in his hand and thrust them through Absalom’s heart, while he was still alive in the midst of the terebinth tree.

2 Samuel 18:14 — New Century Version (NCV)

14 Joab said, “I won’t waste time here with you!” Absalom was still alive in the oak tree, so Joab took three spears and stabbed him in the heart.

2 Samuel 18:14 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

14 Then said Joab, I may not tarry thus with thee. And he took three darts in his hand, and thrust them through the heart of Absalom, while he was yet alive in the midst of the oak.

2 Samuel 18:14 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

14 Then said Joab, I may not tarry thus with thee. And he took three spears in his hand, and thrust them into Absalom’s body, while he was yet alive in the midst of the terebinth.

2 Samuel 18:14 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

14 Then Joab said, “I shouldn’t waste time with you like this.” He took three sharp sticks and plunged them into Absalom’s heart while he was still alive in the tree.

2 Samuel 18:14 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

14 Joab said, “I’m not going to waste time with you!” He then took three spears in his hand and thrust them into Absalom’s heart while he was still alive in the oak tree,

2 Samuel 18:14 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

14 Joab said, “I will not waste time like this with you.” He took three spears in his hand, and thrust them into the heart of Absalom, while he was still alive in the oak.

2 Samuel 18:14 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

14 Joab said, “No longer will I wait in your presence.” Then he took three spears in his hand and thrust them into the heart of Absalom while he was still alive in the oak tree.

2 Samuel 18:14 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

14 Joab said, “I’m not going to waste any more time on you.” So he got three javelins. Then he went over and drove them into Absalom’s heart. He did it while Absalom was still hanging there alive in the oak tree.

2 Samuel 18:14 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

14 Then Joab said, “I will not waste time here with you.” So he took three spears in his hand and thrust them through the heart of Absalom while he was yet alive in the midst of the oak.