11 Ish-Bosheth did not dare to say another word to Abner, because he was afraid of him.

Read 2 Samuel 3:11 Using Other Translations

And he could not answer Abner a word again, because he feared him.
And Ish-bosheth could not answer Abner another word, because he feared him.
Ishbosheth didn’t dare say another word because he was afraid of what Abner might do.