2 Samuel 3:17

“And Abner had communication with the elders of Israel, saying, Ye sought for David in times past to be king over you:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 2 Samuel 3:17

And Abner had communication with the Elders of Israel, saying, Yee sought for Dauid in times past, to be king ouer you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now Abner had consultation with the elders of Israel, saying, "In times past you were seeking for David to be king over you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Abner had communication with the elders of Israel, saying, In times past ye sought for David to be king over you:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then Abner had a talk with the chief men of Israel, saying, In the past it was your desire to make David your king: so now, do it:
- Basic English Bible

Now Abner had communicated with the elders of Israel, saying, Ye sought for David aforetime to be king over you;
- Darby Bible

And Abner had communication with the elders of Israel, saying, Ye sought for David in times past to be king over you:
- Webster's Bible

Abner had communication with the elders of Israel, saying, "In times past, you sought for David to be king over you.
- World English Bible

And the word of Abner was with the elders of Israel, saying, `Heretofore ye have been seeking David for king over you,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Abner had communication with the elders of Israel, saying: 'In times past ye sought for David to be king over you;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 2 Samuel 3:17

Wesley's Notes for 2 Samuel 3:17


3:19 Benjamin - To these he particularly applies himself, because they might be thought most kind to Saul and his house, and most loath to let the kingdom go out of their own tribe; and therefore it was necessary that he should use all his art and power with them, to persuade them to a compliance with his design; and besides, they were a valiant tribe, and bordering upon Judah, and situate between them and the other tribes; and therefore the winning of them, would be of mighty concernment to bring in all the rest.


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