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2 Samuel 3:31

Overview - 2 Samuel 3
During the war David still waxes stronger.
Six sons are born to him in Hebron.
Abner, displeased with Ish-bosheth,
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.
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2 Samuel 3:31  (King James Version)
And David said to Joab, and to all the people that were with him, Rend your clothes, and gird you with sackcloth, and mourn before Abner. And king David himself followed the bier.
 


And David
David, intending no doubt to punish Joab, and to lessen his authority with the people, commanded him to take upon him the office of chief mourner; but, as his revenge was gratified, his rival removed, and no heavier punishment inflicted, it is probable his hardened mind would feel but little objection to the ceremony.

Rend
2 Samuel 1:2 2 Samuel 1:11 Genesis 37:29 Genesis 37:34 ; Joshua 7:6 ; Judges 11:35 ; 2 Kings 19:1

bier
Hebrew bed.
Luke 7:14
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