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2 Samuel 2

GW 1 After this, David asked the LORD, "Should I go to one of the cities of Judah?" "Go," the LORD answered him. "Where should I go?" David asked. "To Hebron," the LORD replied. NIV 1 In the course of time, David inquired of the LORD. “Shall I go up to one of the towns of Judah?” he asked. The LORD said, “Go up.” David asked, “Where shall I go?” “To Hebron,” the LORD answered. GW 2 David went there with his two wives, Ahinoam from Jezreel and Abigail (who had been Nabal's wife) from Carmel. NIV 2 So David went up there with his two wives, Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail, the widow of Nabal of Carmel. GW 3 David took his men and their families with him, and they settled in the towns around Hebron. NIV 3 David also took the men who were with him, each with his family, and they settled in Hebron and its towns. GW 4 Then the people of Judah came to Hebron and anointed David to be king over the tribe of Judah. They told David, "The people of Jabesh Gilead were the ones who buried Saul." NIV 4 Then the men of Judah came to Hebron, and there they anointed David king over the tribe of Judah. When David was told that it was the men from Jabesh Gilead who had buried Saul, GW 5 So David sent messengers to the people of Jabesh Gilead. He said to them, "May the LORD bless you because you showed kindness to your master Saul by burying him. NIV 5 he sent messengers to them to say to them, “The LORD bless you for showing this kindness to Saul your master by burying him. GW 6 May the LORD always show you kindness. I, too, will be good to you because you did this. NIV 6 May the LORD now show you kindness and faithfulness, and I too will show you the same favor because you have done this. GW 7 Now, be strong and courageous. Because your master Saul is dead, the tribe of Judah has anointed me to be their king." NIV 7 Now then, be strong and brave, for Saul your master is dead, and the people of Judah have anointed me king over them.” GW 8 Ner's son Abner, commander of Saul's army, took Saul's son Ishbosheth and brought him to Mahanaim. NIV 8 Meanwhile, Abner son of Ner, the commander of Saul’s army, had taken Ish-Bosheth son of Saul and brought him over to Mahanaim. GW 9 Abner made him king of Gilead, Asher, Jezreel, Ephraim, and Benjamin, that is, all Israel. NIV 9 He made him king over Gilead, Ashuri and Jezreel, and also over Ephraim, Benjamin and all Israel. GW 10 Saul's son Ishbosheth was 40 years old when he became king of Israel. He ruled for two years, but the tribe of Judah followed David. NIV 10 Ish-Bosheth son of Saul was forty years old when he became king over Israel, and he reigned two years. The tribe of Judah, however, remained loyal to David. GW 11 In Hebron David was king over the tribe of Judah for seven years and six months. NIV 11 The length of time David was king in Hebron over Judah was seven years and six months. GW 12 Ner's son Abner and the officers of Saul's son Ishbosheth went from Mahanaim to Gibeon. NIV 12 Abner son of Ner, together with the men of Ish-Bosheth son of Saul, left Mahanaim and went to Gibeon. GW 13 Zeruiah's son Joab and David's officers also left [Hebron]. Both groups met at the pool of Gibeon. They sat down there, one group on one side of the pool and the other group on the other side of the pool. NIV 13 Joab son of Zeruiah and David’s men went out and met them at the pool of Gibeon. One group sat down on one side of the pool and one group on the other side. GW 14 Abner said to Joab, "Let's have the young men hold a contest." Joab agreed. NIV 14 Then Abner said to Joab, “Let’s have some of the young men get up and fight hand to hand in front of us.” “All right, let them do it,” Joab said. GW 15 The men got up and were counted as they passed by. Twelve were from the tribe of Benjamin (representing Saul's son Ishbosheth), and twelve were from David's officers. NIV 15 So they stood up and were counted off—twelve men for Benjamin and Ish-Bosheth son of Saul, and twelve for David. GW 16 Each one grabbed his opponent by the head, stuck his sword into his opponent's side, and they fell down together. Therefore, that place in Gibeon is called the Field of Enemies. NIV 16 Then each man grabbed his opponent by the head and thrust his dagger into his opponent’s side, and they fell down together. So that place in Gibeon was called Helkath Hazzurim. GW 17 Fierce fighting broke out that day, and David's men defeated Abner and the men of Israel. NIV 17 The battle that day was very fierce, and Abner and the Israelites were defeated by David’s men. GW 18 Zeruiah's three sons were there: Joab, Abishai, and Asahel. Asahel was as fast on his feet as a wild gazelle. NIV 18 The three sons of Zeruiah were there: Joab, Abishai and Asahel. Now Asahel was as fleet-footed as a wild gazelle. GW 19 He chased Abner and refused to leave him alone. NIV 19 He chased Abner, turning neither to the right nor to the left as he pursued him. GW 20 When Abner looked back, he asked, "Are you Asahel?" "Yes," Asahel answered. NIV 20 Abner looked behind him and asked, “Is that you, Asahel?” “It is,” he answered. GW 21 Abner told him, "Leave me alone! Catch one of the young men, and take his weapon." But Asahel refused to turn away from him. NIV 21 Then Abner said to him, “Turn aside to the right or to the left; take on one of the young men and strip him of his weapons.” But Asahel would not stop chasing him. GW 22 So Abner spoke again to Asahel. "Stop following me," he said. "Why should I kill you? How could I look your brother Joab in the face again?" NIV 22 Again Abner warned Asahel, “Stop chasing me! Why should I strike you down? How could I look your brother Joab in the face?” GW 23 But Asahel refused to turn away. So Abner struck him with the butt of the spear. The spear went into his belly and came out his back. He fell down there and died on the spot. And everyone who came to the place where Asahel fell and died stopped there. NIV 23 But Asahel refused to give up the pursuit; so Abner thrust the butt of his spear into Asahel’s stomach, and the spear came out through his back. He fell there and died on the spot. And every man stopped when he came to the place where Asahel had fallen and died. GW 24 But Joab and Abishai chased Abner. When the sun went down, they came to the hill of Ammah, opposite Giah on the road from Gibeon to the desert. NIV 24 But Joab and Abishai pursued Abner, and as the sun was setting, they came to the hill of Ammah, near Giah on the way to the wasteland of Gibeon. GW 25 The men of Benjamin rallied behind Abner, banding together and taking their position on top of a hill. NIV 25 Then the men of Benjamin rallied behind Abner. They formed themselves into a group and took their stand on top of a hill. GW 26 Then Abner called to Joab, "Should this slaughter go on forever? Don't you know this will end in bitterness? How long will it be before you will call off your troops from chasing their relatives?" NIV 26 Abner called out to Joab, “Must the sword devour forever? Don’t you realize that this will end in bitterness? How long before you order your men to stop pursuing their fellow Israelites?” GW 27 Joab answered, "I solemnly swear, as God lives, if you had not spoken, the men would not have stopped chasing their relatives until morning." NIV 27 Joab answered, “As surely as God lives, if you had not spoken, the men would have continued pursuing them until morning.” GW 28 So Joab blew a ram's horn, and all the troops stopped. They didn't chase or fight Israel anymore. NIV 28 So Joab blew the trumpet, and all the troops came to a halt; they no longer pursued Israel, nor did they fight anymore. GW 29 Abner and his men marched through the plains all that night. They crossed the Jordan River and passed through the entire Bithron until they came to Mahanaim. NIV 29 All that night Abner and his men marched through the Arabah. They crossed the Jordan, continued through the morning hours and came to Mahanaim. GW 30 Joab returned from chasing Abner. When he had gathered all the troops, [only] 19 of David's officers and Asahel were missing. NIV 30 Then Joab stopped pursuing Abner and assembled the whole army. Besides Asahel, nineteen of David’s men were found missing. GW 31 However, David's officers had killed 360 of the men of Benjamin under Abner's command. NIV 31 But David’s men had killed three hundred and sixty Benjamites who were with Abner. GW 32 They took Asahel and buried him in his father's tomb in Bethlehem. Then Joab and his men marched all night and arrived at Hebron by daybreak. NIV 32 They took Asahel and buried him in his father’s tomb at Bethlehem. Then Joab and his men marched all night and arrived at Hebron by daybreak.

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