Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
|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 3:34 (King James Version)
Thy hands were not bound, nor thy feet put into fetters: as a man falleth before wicked men, so fellest thou. And all the people wept again over him.
- The hand of malefactors were usually secured with cords, and their feet with fetters; a custom to which David affectingly alludes in his lamentation over the dust of Abner. Thy hands, O Abner, were not bound, as found to be a malefactor, nor thy feet put in fetters; thou was treated with honour by him whose business it was to judge thee, and thy attachment to the house of Saul was esteemed rather generous than culpable: as the best of men may fall, so thou fellest by the sword of treachery, not of justice.
- Judges 16:21 ; Psalms 107:10 Psalms 107:11
- wicked men
- Hebrew children of iniquity.
- Job 24:14 ; Hosea 6:9