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2 Samuel 21:17 NLT

17 But Abishai son of Zeruiah came to David’s rescue and killed the Philistine. Then David’s men declared, “You are not going out to battle with us again! Why risk snuffing out the light of Israel?”

Study tools for 2 Samuel 21:17

  • a 21:6 - As in Greek version (see also 21:9 ); Hebrew reads at Gibeah of Saul, the chosen of the .
  • b 21:7 - Mephibosheth is another name for Merib-baal.
  • c 21:8 - As in a few Hebrew and Greek manuscripts and Syriac version (see also 1 Sam 18:19 ); most Hebrew manuscripts read Michal.
  • d 21:16 - Or a descendant of the Rapha; also in 21:18, 20, 22 .
  • e 21:16 - Hebrew 300 [shekels] [3.4 kilograms].
  • f 21:19 - As in parallel text at 1 Chr 20:5 ; Hebrew reads son of Jaare-oregim.
  • g 21:19 - As in parallel text at 1 Chr 20:5 ; Hebrew reads killed Goliath of Gath.
  • h 21:20 - As in parallel text at 1 Chr 20:6 ; Hebrew reads a Midianite.
  • i 21:21 - As in parallel text at 1 Chr 20:7 ; Hebrew reads Shimei, a variant spelling of Shimea.