2 Samuel 3:8

Overview - 2 Samuel 3
During the war David still waxes stronger.
Six sons are born to him in Hebron.
Abner, displeased with Ish-bosheth,
revolts to David.
13 David requires as a condition to bring him his wife Michal.
17 Abner, having communed with the Israelites, is feasted by David, and dismissed.
22 Joab returning from battle, is displeased with the king, and kills Abner.
28 David curses Joab;
31 and mourns for Abner.
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2 Samuel 3:8  (King James Version)
Then was Abner very wroth for the words of Ishbosheth, and said, Am I a dog's head, which against Judah do shew kindness this day unto the house of Saul thy father, to his brethren, and to his friends, and have not delivered thee into the hand of David, that thou chargest me to day with a fault concerning this woman?

Psalms 76:10 ; Mark 6:18 Mark 6:19

Am I a dog's head
This was a proverbial expression among the Hebrews to denote whatever was deemed worthless and contemptible. Something similar to this was the answer of the Turkish commander at Beer, on the Euphrates, to a request made to see the castle. "Do they," said he, "take me for a child, or an ass's head,
that they would feed me with sweet meats, and dupe me with a bit of cloth? No, they shall not see the castle." 9:8 16:9 Deuteronomy 23:18 ; 1 Samuel 24:14 1 Samuel 24:15 ; 2 Kings 8:13

do shew
2 Samuel 3:9 2 Samuel 3:18 ; 5:2 1 Samuel 15:28 ; Psalms 2:1-4 ; Isaiah 37:23 ; Acts 9:4 Acts 9:5