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2 Samuel 3

RHE 1 Now there was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: David prospering and growing always stronger and stronger, but the house of Saul decaying daily. NIV 1 The war between the house of Saul and the house of David lasted a long time. David grew stronger and stronger, while the house of Saul grew weaker and weaker. RHE 2 And sons were born to David in Hebron: and his firstborn was Ammon of Achinoam the Jezrahelitess: NIV 2 Sons were born to David in Hebron: His firstborn was Amnon the son of Ahinoam of Jezreel; RHE 3 And his second Cheleab of Abigail the wife of Nabal of Carmel: and the third Absalom the son of Maacha the daughter of Tholmai king of Gessur: NIV 3 his second, Kileab the son of Abigail the widow of Nabal of Carmel; the third, Absalom the son of Maakah daughter of Talmai king of Geshur; RHE 4 And the fourth Adonias, the son of Haggith: and the fifth Saphathia the son of Abital: NIV 4 the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith; the fifth, Shephatiah the son of Abital; RHE 5 And the sixth Jethraam of Egla the wife of David: these were born to David In Hebron. NIV 5 and the sixth, Ithream the son of David’s wife Eglah. These were born to David in Hebron. RHE 6 Now while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David, Abner the son of Ner ruled the house of Saul. NIV 6 During the war between the house of Saul and the house of David, Abner had been strengthening his own position in the house of Saul. RHE 7 And Saul had a concubine named Respha, the daughter of Aia. And Isboseth said to Abner: NIV 7 Now Saul had had a concubine named Rizpah daughter of Aiah. And Ish-Bosheth said to Abner, “Why did you sleep with my father’s concubine?” RHE 8 Why didst thou go in to my father’s concubine? And he was exceedingly angry for the words of Isboseth, and said: Am I a dog’s head against Juda this day, who have shewn mercy to the house of Saul thy father, and to his brethren and friends, and have not delivered thee into the hands of David, and hast thou sought this day against me to charge me with a matter concerning a woman?\par NIV 8 Abner was very angry because of what Ish-Bosheth said. So he answered, “Am I a dog’s head—on Judah’s side? This very day I am loyal to the house of your father Saul and to his family and friends. I haven’t handed you over to David. Yet now you accuse me of an offense involving this woman! RHE 9 So do God to Abner, and more also, unless as the Lord hath sworn to David, so I do to him, NIV 9 May God deal with Abner, be it ever so severely, if I do not do for David what the LORD promised him on oath RHE 10 That the kingdom be translated from the house of Saul, and the throne of David be set up over Israel, and over Juda from Dan to Bersabee. NIV 10 and transfer the kingdom from the house of Saul and establish David’s throne over Israel and Judah from Dan to Beersheba.” RHE 11 And he could not answer him a word, because he feared him. NIV 11 Ish-Bosheth did not dare to say another word to Abner, because he was afraid of him. RHE 12 Abner therefore sent messengers to David for himself, saying: Whose is the land? and that they should say: Make a league with me, and my hand shall be with thee: and I will bring all Israel to thee. NIV 12 Then Abner sent messengers on his behalf to say to David, “Whose land is it? Make an agreement with me, and I will help you bring all Israel over to you.” RHE 13 And he said: Very well: I will make a league with thee: but one thing I require of thee, saying: Thou shalt not see my face before thou bring Michol the daughter of Saul: and so thou shalt come, and see me. NIV 13 “Good,” said David. “I will make an agreement with you. But I demand one thing of you: Do not come into my presence unless you bring Michal daughter of Saul when you come to see me.” RHE 14 And David sent messengers to Isboseth the son of Saul, saying: Restore my wife Michol, whom I espoused to me for a hundred foreskins of the Philistines. NIV 14 Then David sent messengers to Ish-Bosheth son of Saul, demanding, “Give me my wife Michal, whom I betrothed to myself for the price of a hundred Philistine foreskins.” RHE 15 And Isboseth sent, and took her from her husband Phaltiel, the son of Lais. NIV 15 So Ish-Bosheth gave orders and had her taken away from her husband Paltiel son of Laish. RHE 16 And her husband followed her, weeping as far as Bahurim: and Abner said to him: Go and return. And he returned. NIV 16 Her husband, however, went with her, weeping behind her all the way to Bahurim. Then Abner said to him, “Go back home!” So he went back. RHE 17 Abner also spoke to the ancients of Israel, saying: Both yesterday and the day before you sought for David that he might reign over you. NIV 17 Abner conferred with the elders of Israel and said, “For some time you have wanted to make David your king. RHE 18 Now then do it: because the Lord hath spoken to David, saying: By the hand of my servant David I will save my people Israel from the hands of the Philistines, and of all their enemies. NIV 18 Now do it! For the LORD promised David, ‘By my servant David I will rescue my people Israel from the hand of the Philistines and from the hand of all their enemies.’ ” RHE 19 And Abner spoke also to Benjamin. And he went to speak to David in Hebron all that seemed good to Israel, and to all Benjamin. NIV 19 Abner also spoke to the Benjamites in person. Then he went to Hebron to tell David everything that Israel and the whole tribe of Benjamin wanted to do. RHE 20 And he came to David in Hebron with twenty men: and David made a feast for Abner, and his men that came with him. NIV 20 When Abner, who had twenty men with him, came to David at Hebron, David prepared a feast for him and his men. RHE 21 And Abner said to David: I will rise, that I may gather all Israel unto thee my lord the king, and may enter into a league with thee, and that thou mayst reign over all as thy soul desireth. Now when David had brought Abner on his way, and he was gone in peace, NIV 21 Then Abner said to David, “Let me go at once and assemble all Israel for my lord the king, so that they may make a covenant with you, and that you may rule over all that your heart desires.” So David sent Abner away, and he went in peace. RHE 22 Immediately, David’s servants and Joab came, after having slain the robbers, with an exceeding great booty. And Abner was not with David in Hebron, for he had now sent him away, and he was gone in peace. NIV 22 Just then David’s men and Joab returned from a raid and brought with them a great deal of plunder. But Abner was no longer with David in Hebron, because David had sent him away, and he had gone in peace. RHE 23 And Joab and all the army that was with him, came afterwards: and it was told Joab, that Abner the son of Ner came to the king, and he hath sent him away, and he is gone in peace. NIV 23 When Joab and all the soldiers with him arrived, he was told that Abner son of Ner had come to the king and that the king had sent him away and that he had gone in peace. RHE 24 And Joab went in to the king, and said: What hast thou done? Behold Abner came to thee: Why didst thou send him away, and he is gone and departed? NIV 24 So Joab went to the king and said, “What have you done? Look, Abner came to you. Why did you let him go? Now he is gone! RHE 25 Knowest thou not Abner the son of Ner, that to this end he came to thee, that he might deceive thee, and to know thy going out, and thy coming in, and to know all thou dost? NIV 25 You know Abner son of Ner; he came to deceive you and observe your movements and find out everything you are doing.” RHE 26 Then Joab going out from David, sent messengers after Abner, and brought him back from the cistern of Sira, David knowing nothing of it. NIV 26 Joab then left David and sent messengers after Abner, and they brought him back from the cistern at Sirah. But David did not know it. RHE 27 And when Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside to the middle of the gate, to speak to him treacherously: and he stabbed him there in the groin, and he died, in revenge of the blood of Asael his brother. NIV 27 Now when Abner returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside into an inner chamber, as if to speak with him privately. And there, to avenge the blood of his brother Asahel, Joab stabbed him in the stomach, and he died. RHE 28 And when David heard of it, after the thing was now done, he said: I, and my kingdom are innocent before the Lord for ever of the blood of Abner the son of Ner: NIV 28 Later, when David heard about this, he said, “I and my kingdom are forever innocent before the LORD concerning the blood of Abner son of Ner. RHE 29 And may it come upon the head of Joab, and upon all his father’s house: and let there not fail from the house of Joab one that hath an issue of seed, or that is a leper, or that holdeth the distaff, or that falleth by the sword, or that wanteth bread. NIV 29 May his blood fall on the head of Joab and on his whole family! May Joab’s family never be without someone who has a running sore or leprosy or who leans on a crutch or who falls by the sword or who lacks food.” RHE 30 So Joab and Abisai his brother slew Abner, because he had killed their brother Asael at Gabaon in the battle. NIV 30 (Joab and his brother Abishai murdered Abner because he had killed their brother Asahel in the battle at Gibeon.) RHE 31 And David said to Joab, and to all the people that were with him: Rend your garments, and gird yourselves with sackcloths, and mourn before the funeral of Abner. And king David himself followed the bier. NIV 31 Then David said to Joab and all the people with him, “Tear your clothes and put on sackcloth and walk in mourning in front of Abner.” King David himself walked behind the bier. RHE 32 And when they had buried Abner in Hebron, king David lifted up his voice, and wept at the grave of Abner: and all the people also wept. NIV 32 They buried Abner in Hebron, and the king wept aloud at Abner’s tomb. All the people wept also. RHE 33 And the king mourning and lamenting over Abner, said: Not as cowards are wont to die, hath Abner died. NIV 33 The king sang this lament for Abner: “Should Abner have died as the lawless die? RHE 34 Thy hands were not bound, nor thy feet laden with fetters: but as men fall before the children of iniquity, so didst thou fall. And all the people repeating it wept over him. NIV 34 Your hands were not bound, your feet were not fettered. You fell as one falls before the wicked.” And all the people wept over him again. RHE 35 And when all the people came to take meat with David, while it was yet broad day, David swore, saying: So do God to me, and more also, if I taste bread or any thing else before sunset. NIV 35 Then they all came and urged David to eat something while it was still day; but David took an oath, saying, “May God deal with me, be it ever so severely, if I taste bread or anything else before the sun sets!” RHE 36 And all the people heard, and they were pleased, and all that the king did seemed good in the sight of all the people. NIV 36 All the people took note and were pleased; indeed, everything the king did pleased them. RHE 37 And all the people, and all Israel understood that day that it was not the king’s doing, that Abner the son of Ner was slain. NIV 37 So on that day all the people there and all Israel knew that the king had no part in the murder of Abner son of Ner. RHE 38 The king also said to his servants: Do you not know that a prince and a great man is slain this day in Israel? NIV 38 Then the king said to his men, “Do you not realize that a commander and a great man has fallen in Israel this day? RHE 39 But I as yet am tender, though anointed king. And these men the sons of Sarvia are too hard for me: the Lord reward him that doth evil according to his wickedness. NIV 39 And today, though I am the anointed king, I am weak, and these sons of Zeruiah are too strong for me. May the LORD repay the evildoer according to his evil deeds!”

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