2 Samuel 2:17
New International Version
The battle that day was very fierce, and Abner and the Israelites were defeated by David's men.

New Living Translation
A fierce battle followed that day, and Abner and the men of Israel were defeated by the forces of David.

English Standard Version
And the battle was very fierce that day. And Abner and the men of Israel were beaten before the servants of David.

Berean Study Bible
The battle that day was intense, and Abner and the men of Israel were defeated by the servants of David.

New American Standard Bible
That day the battle was very severe, and Abner and the men of Israel were beaten before the servants of David.

New King James Version
So there was a very fierce battle that day, and Abner and the men of Israel were beaten before the servants of David.

King James Bible
And there was a very sore battle that day; and Abner was beaten, and the men of Israel, before the servants of David.

Christian Standard Bible
The battle that day was extremely fierce, and Abner and the men of Israel were defeated by David's soldiers.

Contemporary English Version
Then everyone started fighting. Both sides fought very hard, but David's soldiers defeated Abner and the soldiers of Israel.

Good News Translation
Then a furious battle broke out, and Abner and the Israelites were defeated by David's men.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The battle that day was extremely fierce, and Abner and the men of Israel were defeated by David's soldiers.

International Standard Version
The battle was very violent that day, with Abner and the men of Israel being defeated in the presence of David's servants.

NET Bible
Now the battle was very severe that day; Abner and the men of Israel were overcome by David's soldiers.

New Heart English Bible
The battle was very severe that day: and Abner was beaten, and the men of Israel, before the servants of David.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Fierce fighting broke out that day, and David's men defeated Abner and the men of Israel.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the battle was very sore that day; and Abner was beaten, and the men of Israel, before the servants of David.

New American Standard 1977
And that day the battle was very severe, and Abner and the men of Israel were beaten before the servants of David.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And there was a very severe battle that day where Abner and the men of Israel were overcome before the slaves of David.

King James 2000 Bible
And there was a very fierce battle that day; and Abner was beaten, and the men of Israel, before the servants of David.

American King James Version
And there was a very sore battle that day; and Abner was beaten, and the men of Israel, before the servants of David.

American Standard Version
And the battle was very sore that day: and Abner was beaten, and the men of Israel, before the servants of David.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the battle was very severe on that day; and Abenner and the men of Israel were worsted before the servants of David.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there was a very fierce battle that day: and Abner was put to flight, with the men of Israel, by the servants of David.

Darby Bible Translation
And the battle that day was very severe; and Abner and the men of Israel were routed before the servants of David.

English Revised Version
And the battle was very sore that day; and Abner was beaten, and the men of Israel, before the servants of David.

Webster's Bible Translation
And there was a very severe battle that day; and Abner was defeated, and the men of Israel, before the servants of David.

World English Bible
The battle was very severe that day: and Abner was beaten, and the men of Israel, before the servants of David.

Young's Literal Translation
and the battle is very hard on that day, and Abner is smitten, and the men of Israel, before the servants of David.
Study Bible
War Between the Houses of David and Saul
16Then each man grabbed his opponent by the head and thrust his sword into his opponent’s side, and they all fell together. So this place, which is in Gibeon, is called Helkath-hazzurim. 17The battle that day was intense, and Abner and the men of Israel were defeated by the servants of David. 18The three sons of Zeruiah were there: Joab, Abishai, and Asahel. Now Asahel was fleet of foot like a wild gazelle,…
Cross References
2 Samuel 2:14
Then Abner said to Joab, "Let us have the young men get up and compete before us." "Let them get up," Joab replied.

2 Samuel 2:16
Then each man grabbed his opponent by the head and thrust his sword into his opponent's side, and they all fell together. So this place, which is in Gibeon, is called the Field of Swords.

2 Samuel 3:1
Now the war between the house of Saul and the house of David was protracted. And David grew stronger and stronger, while the house of Saul grew weaker and weaker.

Treasury of Scripture

And there was a very sore battle that day; and Abner was beaten, and the men of Israel, before the servants of David.

Abner

2 Samuel 3:1
Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: but David waxed stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker.







Lexicon
The battle
הַמִּלְחָמָ֛ה (ham·mil·ḥā·māh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4421: A battle, war

that
הַה֑וּא (ha·hū)
Article | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

day
בַּיּ֣וֹם (bay·yō·wm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

was
וַתְּהִ֧י (wat·tə·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

intense,
קָשָׁ֥ה (qā·šāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7186: Hard, severe

and Abner
אַבְנֵר֙ (’aḇ·nêr)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 74: Abner -- 'my father is a lamp', an Israelite name

and the men
וְאַנְשֵׁ֣י (wə·’an·šê)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

of Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

were defeated
וַיִּנָּ֤גֶף (way·yin·nā·ḡep̄)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5062: To push, gore, defeat, stub, inflict

by
לִפְנֵ֖י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

the servants
עַבְדֵ֥י (‘aḇ·ḏê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 5650: Slave, servant

of David.
דָוִֽד׃ (ḏā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse
(17) A very sore battle.--The combat of the twelve on each side having decided nothing, the two hosts joined battle. Abner and the Israelites were worsted. The numbers engaged were probably not large, as the whole number of the slain was nineteen on David's side, and 360 on that of Israel (2Samuel 2:30-31). It was, however, a turning-point in the struggle.

Verse 17. - A very sore battle. The purpose of Abner was thus gained. Excited by the spectacle of merciless slaughter, the armies manoeuvred no longer, but rushed fiercely to the attack, and fought with fury. But the mighty men of David were irresistible. Only nineteen of his warriors fell, while Abner lost three hundred and sixty, and was forced to flee. 2:8-17. The nation in general refused David. By this the Lord trained up his servant for future honour and usefulness; and the tendency of true godliness was shown in his behaviour while passing through various difficulties. David was herein a type of Christ, whom Israel would not submit to, though anointed of the Father to be a Prince and a Saviour to them. Abner meant, Let the young men fight before us, when he said, Let them play before us: fools thus make a mock at sin. But he is unworthy the name of a man, that can thus trifle with human blood.
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