2 Samuel 2:20
New International Version
Abner looked behind him and asked, “Is that you, Asahel?” “It is,” he answered.

New Living Translation
When Abner looked back and saw him coming, he called out, “Is that you, Asahel?” “Yes, it is,” he replied.

English Standard Version
Then Abner looked behind him and said, “Is it you, Asahel?” And he answered, “It is I.”

Berean Study Bible
And Abner glanced back and said, “Is that you, Asahel?” “It is,” Asahel replied.

King James Bible
Then Abner looked behind him, and said, Art thou Asahel? And he answered, I am.

New King James Version
Then Abner looked behind him and said, “Are you Asahel?” He answered, “I am.

New American Standard Bible
Then Abner looked behind himself and said, “Is that you, Asahel?” And he said, “It is I!”

NASB 1995
Then Abner looked behind him and said, “Is that you, Asahel?” And he answered, “It is I.”

NASB 1977
Then Abner looked behind him and said, “Is that you, Asahel?” And he answered, “It is I.”

Amplified Bible
Then Abner looked behind him and said, “Is that you, Asahel?” He answered, “It is I.”

Christian Standard Bible
Abner glanced back and said, “Is that you, Asahel? ” “Yes it is,” Asahel replied.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Abner glanced back and said, “Is that you, Asahel?"” Yes it is,” Asahel replied.

American Standard Version
Then Abner looked behind him, and said, Is it thou, Asahel? And he answered, It is I.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Abnir turned behind him and said: “You are this Shayel”, and he said: “I am”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Abenner looked behind him, and said, Art thou Asael himself? and he said, I am.

Contemporary English Version
When Abner turned and saw him, he said, "Is that you, Asahel?" Asahel answered, "Yes it is."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Abner looked behind him, and said: Art thou Asael? And he answered: I am.

English Revised Version
Then Abner looked behind him, and said, Is it thou, Asahel? And he answered, It is I.

Good News Translation
Abner looked back and said, "Is that you, Asahel?" "Yes," he answered.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Abner looked back, he asked, "Are you Asahel?" "Yes," Asahel answered.

International Standard Version
When Abner looked behind him, he said, "Is that you, Asahel?" He answered, "I am."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then Abner looked behind him, and said: 'Is it thou, Asahel?' And he answered: 'It is I.'

Literal Standard Version
And Abner looks behind him and says, “Are you he—Asahel?” And he says, “I [am].”

NET Bible
Then Abner turned and asked, "Is that you, Asahel?" He replied, "Yes it is!"

New Heart English Bible
Then Abner looked behind him, and said, "Is it you, Asahel?" He answered, "It is I."

World English Bible
Then Abner looked behind him, and said, "Is it you, Asahel?" He answered, "It is I."

Young's Literal Translation
And Abner looketh behind him, and saith, 'Art thou he -- Asahel?' and he saith, 'I am.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
War Between the Houses of David and Saul
19and he chased Abner, not turning to the right or to the left in his pursuit. 20And Abner glanced back and said, “Is that you, Asahel?” “It is,” Asahel replied. 21So Abner told him, “Turn to your right or to your left, seize one of the young men, and take his equipment for yourself.” But Asahel would not stop chasing him.…

Cross References
2 Samuel 2:19
and he chased Abner, not turning to the right or to the left in his pursuit.

2 Samuel 2:21
So Abner told him, "Turn to your right or to your left, seize one of the young men, and take his equipment for yourself." But Asahel would not stop chasing him.


Treasury of Scripture

Then Abner looked behind him, and said, Are you Asahel? And he answered, I am.











Parallel Commentaries ...


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

glanced
וַיִּ֤פֶן (way·yi·p̄en)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6437: To turn, to face, appear, look

back
אַֽחֲרָ֔יו (’a·ḥă·rāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 310: The hind or following part

and said,
וַיֹּ֕אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“Is that
זֶ֖ה (zeh)
Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

you,
הַאַתָּ֥ה (ha·’at·tāh)
Article | Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

Asahel?”
עֲשָׂהאֵ֑ל (‘ă·śā·h·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 6214: Asahel -- 'God has made', four Israelites

“It is,”
אָנֹֽכִי׃ (’ā·nō·ḵî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 595: I

Asahel replied.
וַיֹּ֖אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say


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