16 And Joab blew the trumpet, and the people returned from pursuing after Israel: for Joab held back the people.
16 Then Joab sounded the trumpet, and the troops stopped pursuing Israel, for Joab halted them.
16 Then Joab blew the trumpet, and the troops came back from pursuing Israel, for Joab restrained them.
16 Joab then blew the ram's horn trumpet, calling off the army in its pursuit of Israel.
16 So Joab blew the trumpet, and the people returned from pursuing Israel. For Joab held back the people.
16 Then Joab blew the ram's horn, and his men returned from chasing the army of Israel.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on 2 Samuel 18:16
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.