2 Samuel 21:2

Overview - 2 Samuel 21
The three years' famine for the Gibeonites ceases, by hanging seven of Saul's sons.
10 Rizpah's kindness unto the dead.
12 David buries the bones of Saul and Jonathan in his father's sepulchre.
15 Four battles against the Philistines, wherein four valiants of David slay four giants.
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2 Samuel 21:2  (King James Version)
And the king called the Gibeonites, and said unto them; (now the Gibeonites were not of the children of Israel, but of the remnant of the Amorites; and the children of Israel had sworn unto them: and Saul sought to slay them in his zeal to the children of Israel and Judah.)

now the
Joshua 9:3-21

the Amorites
The Gibeonites were Hivites, not Amorites, as appears from Joshua 6:19 ;but Amorites is a name often given to the Canaanites in
general. Genesis 15:16

in his zeal
Deuteronomy 7:16 ; 1 Samuel 14:44 ; 1 Samuel 15:8 1 Samuel 15:9 2 Kings 10:16 2 Kings 10:31 ; Luke 9:54 Luke 9:55 ; John 16:2
Romans 10:2 ; Galatians 4:17