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2 Samuel 21:1 LEB

The Famine Brings Justice

1 There [was] a famine in the days of David [for] three years, year after year. And David {inquired of Yahweh}, and Yahweh said, "The bloodguilt [is] on Saul and on his household, because he killed the Gibeonites."

References for 2 Samuel 21:1

    • a 21:1 - Literally "sought the face of Yahweh"

      Study tools for 2 Samuel 21:1

      • a 21:1 - Literally "sought the face of Yahweh"
      • b 21:2 - Literally "sons/children of Israel"
      • c 21:2 - Literally "sons/children of Israel"
      • d 21:2 - The treaty between Israel and the Gibeonites is found in Josh 9
      • e 21:2 - Literally "sons/children of Israel"
      • f 21:4 - Literally "There is not for me (Qere 'us')"
      • g 21:12 - Literally "on the day"
      • h 21:16 - The descendants of Raphah (i.e., the Rephaim) [were] thought to be giants
      • i 21:19 - In view of the account of David and Goliath in 1 Sam 17, it [is] likely that Elhanan actually killed the brother of Goliath, Lahmi, in 1 Chr 20:5
      • j 21:20 - Literally "a man of measurement"