15 And ten young men that bare Joab's armour compassed about and smote Absalom, and slew him.

Other Translations of 2 Samuel 18:15

New International Version

15 And ten of Joab's armor-bearers surrounded Absalom, struck him and killed him.

English Standard Version

15 And ten young men, Joab's armor-bearers, surrounded Absalom and struck him and killed him.

The Message

15 by then Absalom was surrounded by ten of Joab's armor bearers; they hacked away at him and killed him.

New King James Version

15 And ten young men who bore Joab's armor surrounded Absalom, and struck and killed him.

New Living Translation

15 Ten of Joab's young armor bearers then surrounded Absalom and killed him.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 2 Samuel 18:15

Commentary on 2 Samuel 18:9-18

(Read 2 Samuel 18:9-18)

Let young people look upon Absalom, hanging on a tree, accursed, forsaken of heaven and earth; there let them read the Lord's abhorrence of rebellion against parents. Nothing can preserve men from misery and contempt, but heavenly wisdom and the grace of God.