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2 Samuel 20:15

15 All the troops with Joab came and besieged Sheba in Abel Beth Maakah.m They built a siege rampn up to the city, and it stood against the outer fortifications. While they were battering the wall to bring it down,

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2 Samuel 20:15 — English Standard Version (ESV)

15 And all the men who were with Joab came and besieged him in Abel of Beth-maacah. They cast up a mound against the city, and it stood against the rampart, and they were battering the wall to throw it down.

2 Samuel 20:15 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

15 And they came and besieged him in Abel of Beth-maachah, and they cast up a bank against the city, and it stood in the trench: and all the people that were with Joab battered the wall, to throw it down.

2 Samuel 20:15 — New Living Translation (NLT)

15 When Joab’s forces arrived, they attacked Abel-beth-maacah. They built a siege ramp against the town’s fortifications and began battering down the wall.

2 Samuel 20:15 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

15 Then they came and besieged him in Abel of Beth Maachah; and they cast up a siege mound against the city, and it stood by the rampart. And all the people who were with Joab battered the wall to throw it down.

2 Samuel 20:15 — New Century Version (NCV)

15 So Joab and his men came to Abel Beth Maacah and surrounded it. They piled dirt up against the city wall, and they began hacking at the walls to bring them down.

2 Samuel 20:15 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

15 And they came and besieged him in Abel of Beth-maacah, and they cast up a mound against the city, and it stood against the rampart; and all the people that were with Joab battered the wall, to throw it down.

2 Samuel 20:15 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

15 And they came and besieged him in Abel-Beth-Maacah, and they cast up a bank against the city, and it was raised in the trench; and all the people that were with Joab sapped the wall, to throw it down.

2 Samuel 20:15 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

15 Joab’s army came and attacked him in Abel (Beth Maacah). They put up a dirt ramp against the city, and it stood level with the outer wall. All the troops with Joab were trying to destroy the wall and tear it down. 

2 Samuel 20:15 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

15 Joab’s troops came and besieged Sheba in Abel of Beth-maacah. They built an assault ramp against the outer wall of the city. While all the troops with Joab were battering the wall to make it collapse,

2 Samuel 20:15 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

15 Joab’s forces came and besieged him in Abel of Beth-maacah; they threw up a siege ramp against the city, and it stood against the rampart. Joab’s forces were battering the wall to break it down.

2 Samuel 20:15 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

15 And they came and besieged him in Abel Beth Maacah. They threw up a siege ramp against the city, and they stood against the ramparts. And all the army who were with Joab were battering to cause the wall to fall.

2 Samuel 20:15 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

15 Joab and all of his troops came to Abel Beth Maacah. They surrounded it because Sheba was there. They built a ramp up to the city. It stood against the outer wall. They pounded the wall with huge logs to bring it down.

2 Samuel 20:15 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

15 They came and besieged him in Abel Beth-maacah, and they cast up a siege ramp against the city, and it stood by the rampart; and all the people who were with Joab were wreaking destruction in order to topple the wall.


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