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2 Samuel 21:1 ESV

David Avenges the Gibeonites

1 Now there was a famine in the days of David for three years, year after year. And David 1sought the face of the LORD. And the LORD said, "There is bloodguilt on Saul and on his house, because he put the Gibeonites to death."

References for 2 Samuel 21:1

Study tools for 2 Samuel 21:1

  • a 21:8 - Two Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint; most Hebrew manuscripts Michal
  • b 21:16 - A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams
  • c 21:19 - Contrast 1 Chronicles 20:5, which may preserve the original reading