2 Samuel 21:1 CEB

Avenging the Gibeonites

1 There was a famine for three years in a row during David's rule. David asked the LORD about this, and the LORD said, "It is caused by Saul and his household, who are guilty of bloodshed because he killed the people of Gibeon."

References for 2 Samuel 21:1

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      • a 21:4 - LXXL, OL; MT <i>What are you saying?</i>
      • b 21:5 - LXXB; MT <i>annihilated us</i>
      • c 21:6 - Correction; cf LXX and 21:9; MT <i>at Gibeah of Saul, the LORD’s chosen one</i>
      • d 21:8 - LXXLN; MT <i>Michal</i> (but cf 2 Sam 6:23)
      • e 21:16 - Or <i>giants</i>; also in 21:18, 20, 22
      • f 21:16 - LXX <i>Joash’s son Dodo, a descendant of the Raphah</i> (see previous note), <i>captured David.</i>
      • g 21:19 - See 1 Chron 20:5, LXXLMN (cf 2 Sam 23:24); Heb <i>Jaare-oregim</i>.
      • h 21:20 - See 1 Chron 20:6; MT <i>a Midianite</i> or <i>a combative man</i>.