|Overview - 2 Samuel 3|
|1||During the war David still waxes stronger.|
|2||Six sons are born to him in Hebron.|
|6||Abner, displeased with Ish-bosheth,|
|7||revolts to David.|
|13||David requires as a condition to bring him his wife Michal.|
|17||Abner, having communed with the Israelites, is feasted by David, and dismissed.|
|22||Joab returning from battle, is displeased with the king, and kills Abner.|
|28||David curses Joab;|
|31||and mourns for Abner.|
2 Samuel 3:24 (King James Version)
Then Joab came to the king, and said, What hast thou done? behold, Abner came unto thee; why is it that thou hast sent him away, and he is quite gone?
- What hast
- Joab and his brother Abishai, David's nephews, had been very faithful and highly useful to him in his distresses; and, from gratitude and natural affection, he had inadvertently permitted them to assume almost as much ascendancy over him as Abner had over the pusillanimous Ishbosheth: he trusted and feared them too much, and allowed them all the importance they claimed; which had emboldened them, especially Joab, to a high degree of presumption.
- 2 Samuel 3:8 2 Samuel 3:39 ; 19:5-7 Numbers 23:11 ; John 18:35