16 And Hadarezer sent, and brought out the Syrians that were beyond the river: [1] and they came to Helam; and Shobach the captain of the host of Hadarezer went before them.

Other Translations of 2 Samuel 10:16

New International Version

16 Hadadezer had Arameans brought from beyond the Euphrates River; they went to Helam, with Shobak the commander of Hadadezer's army leading them.

English Standard Version

16 And Hadadezer sent and brought out the Syrians who were beyond the Euphrates.Hebrew the River They came to Helam, with Shobach the commander of the army of Hadadezer at their head.

The Message

16 Hadadezer sent for the Arameans who were across the River. They came to Helam. Shobach, commander of Hadadezer's army, led them.

New King James Version

16 Then Hadadezer sent and brought out the Syrians who were beyond the River, and they came to Helam. And Shobach the commander of Hadadezer's army went before them.

New Living Translation

16 they were joined by additional Aramean troops summoned by Hadadezer from the other side of the Euphrates River. These troops arrived at Helam under the command of Shobach, the commander of Hadadezer's forces.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 2 Samuel 10:16

Commentary on 2 Samuel 10:15-19

(Read 2 Samuel 10:15-19)

Here is a new attempt of the Syrians. Even the baffled cause will make head as long as there is any life in it; the enemies of the Son of David do so. But now the promise made to Abraham, Joshua 1:4, that the borders of Israel should extend to the river Euphrates, was performed. Learn hence, that it is dangerous to help those who have God against them; for when they fall, their helpers will fall with them.