2 Samuel 21:21

“And when he defied Israel, Ionathan the sonne of Shimea the brother of Dauid, slew him.”

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And when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea the brother of David slew him.
- King James Version

When he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimei, David's brother, struck him down.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimei, David's brother, slew him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when he was purposing to put shame on Israel, Jonathan, the son of Shimei, David's brother, put him to death.
- Basic English Bible

And he defied Israel; but Jonathan the son of Shimea David's brother smote him.
- Darby Bible

And when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimeah the brother of David slew him.
- Webster's Bible

When he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimei, David's brother, killed him.
- World English Bible

and he reproacheth Israel, and smite him doth Jonathan son of Shimeah, brother of David;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And when he taunted Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea David's brother slew him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for 2 Samuel 21

  • Stanjett
    There was 2 with name of Mephibosheth. One was Jonathans son, which was spared. The other was Sauls son born of Rizpah, who was turned over to be killed. Same names confuses us sometimes.
  • Ronald
    I was cross refereeing the same chapter on another Bible version and i found out that Elhanan killed Goliath the English Standard Version but King James Version states clearly that it was brother to Goliath.
  • BSP
    Verse 7~David showed loyalty to his oath by showing kindness to Mephibosheth. We want to honor our word too.
  • Ren
    According to 1 Samuel 18:19, Saul married his daughter Merab to Adriel. The five sons that sprang from this union were put to death by the Gibeonites. Michal just brought them up for Adriel the son of Barzillai the Meholathite:
  • Dewey J
    Lynett, v8 of this chapter explain or answer your question the King David gave Rizpah's two sons Armoni and Mephibosheth King Saul's grandsons to the Gibeonites to be executed. Aiah Saul's wife or concubine gave birth to his daughter Rizpah v8. Glory be to God in the highest through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ amen!
  • C. Keen
    Someone mentioned a contradiction in 2 Samuel 21:8 and 2 Samuel 6:23. It says she brought them up for Adriel. Maybe they were her stepsons

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