Bible: 2 Samuel 10:9-14

10:9 When Joab saw that the battle would be fought on two fronts, he chose some of Israel’s best men and deployed them against the Arameans. 1  10:10 He put his brother Abishai in charge of the rest of the army 2  and they were deployed 3  against the Ammonites. 10:11 Joab 4  said, “If the Arameans start to overpower me, 5  you come to my rescue. If the Ammonites start to overpower you, 6  I will come to your rescue. 10:12 Be strong! Let’s fight bravely for the sake of our people and the cities of our God! The Lord will do what he decides is best! 7 

10:13 So Joab and his men 8  marched out to do battle with the Arameans, and they fled before him. 10:14 When the Ammonites saw the Arameans flee, they fled before his brother Abishai and went into the city. Joab withdrew from fighting the Ammonites and returned to 9  Jerusalem. 10 

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