|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