2 Samuel 3:33
New International Version
The king sang this lament for Abner: "Should Abner have died as the lawless die?

New Living Translation
Then the king sang this funeral song for Abner: “Should Abner have died as fools die?

English Standard Version
And the king lamented for Abner, saying, “Should Abner die as a fool dies?

Berean Study Bible
And the king sang this lament for Abner: “Should Abner die the death of a fool?

New American Standard Bible
The king chanted a lament for Abner and said, "Should Abner die as a fool dies?

New King James Version
And the king sang a lament over Abner and said: “Should Abner die as a fool dies?

King James Bible
And the king lamented over Abner, and said, Died Abner as a fool dieth?

Christian Standard Bible
and the king sang a lament for Abner: Should Abner die as a fool dies?

Contemporary English Version
Then the king sang a funeral song about Abner: Abner, why should you have died like an outlaw?

Good News Translation
David sang this lament for Abner: "Why did Abner have to die like a fool?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and the king sang a lament for Abner: Should Abner die as a fool dies?

International Standard Version
The king composed this mourning song for Abner: "Should Abner's death be like a fool's?

NET Bible
The king chanted the following lament for Abner: "Should Abner have died like a fool?

New Heart English Bible
The king lamented for Abner, and said, "Should Abner die as a fool dies?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The king sang a funeral song for Abner: Should Abner die like a godless fool?

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the king lamented for Abner, and said: Should Abner die as a churl dieth?

New American Standard 1977
And the king chanted a lament for Abner and said, “Should Abner die as a fool dies?

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the king lamented over Abner and said, Abner died the death of a fool!

King James 2000 Bible
And the king lamented over Abner, and said, Died Abner as a fool dies?

American King James Version
And the king lamented over Abner, and said, Died Abner as a fool dies?

American Standard Version
And the king lamented for Abner, and said, Should Abner die as a fool dieth?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the king mourned over Abenner, and said, Shall Abenner die according to the death of Nabal?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the king mourning and lamenting over Abner, said: Not as cowards are wont to die, hath Abner died.

Darby Bible Translation
And the king lamented over Abner, and said, Should Abner die as a fool dieth?

English Revised Version
And the king lamented for Abner, and said, Should Abner die as a fool dieth?

Webster's Bible Translation
And the king lamented over Abner, and said, Died Abner as a fool dieth?

World English Bible
The king lamented for Abner, and said, "Should Abner die as a fool dies?

Young's Literal Translation
and the king lamenteth for Abner, and saith: -- 'As the death of a fool doth Abner die?
Study Bible
David Mourns for Abner
32When they buried Abner in Hebron, the king wept aloud at Abner’s tomb, and all the people wept. 33And the king sang this lament for Abner: “Should Abner die the death of a fool? 34Your hands were not bound, your feet were not fettered. As a man falls before the wicked, so also you fell.” And all the people wept over him even more.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 1:17
Then David took up this lament for Saul and his son Jonathan,

2 Samuel 3:34
Your hands were not bound, your feet were not fettered. As a man falls before the wicked, so also you fell." And all the people wept over him even more.

2 Chronicles 35:25
Then Jeremiah lamented over Josiah, and to this day all the choirs of men and women sing laments over Josiah. They established them as a statute for Israel, and indeed they are written in the Book of Laments.

Ezekiel 32:16
This is the lament they will chant for her; the daughters of the nations will chant it. Over Egypt and all her multitudes they will chant it, declares the Lord GOD."

Treasury of Scripture

And the king lamented over Abner, and said, Died Abner as a fool dies?

2 Samuel 13:12,13,28,29
And she answered him, Nay, my brother, do not force me; for no such thing ought to be done in Israel: do not thou this folly…

Proverbs 18:7
A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.

Ecclesiastes 2:15,16
Then said I in my heart, As it happeneth to the fool, so it happeneth even to me; and why was I then more wise? Then I said in my heart, that this also is vanity…







Lexicon
And the king
הַמֶּ֛לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

sang this lament
וַיְקֹנֵ֥ן (way·qō·nên)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6969: To strike a, musical note, chant, wail

for
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

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

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

die
יָמ֥וּת (yā·mūṯ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4191: To die, to kill

the death
הַכְּמ֥וֹת (hak·kə·mō·wṯ)
Article, Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4194: Death, the dead, their place, state, pestilence, ruin

of a fool?
נָבָ֖ל (nā·ḇāl)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5036: Foolish, senseless
Verse 33. - The king lamented. The word is the same as that used in ch. 1:17. The word rendered "fool" is nabal (for which see 1 Samuel 25:25). The idea contained in the word is not that of mere silliness, but of worthlessness also; and thus in Psalm 14:1 we find that the nabal is also an atheist. 3:22-39 Judgments are prepared for such scorners as Abner; but Joab, in what he did, acted wickedly. David laid Abner's murder deeply to heart, and in many ways expressed his detestation of it. The guilt of blood brings a curse upon families: if men do not avenge it, God will. It is a sad thing to die like a fool, as they do that any way shorten their own days, and those who make no provision for another world. Who would be fond of power, when a man may have the name of it, and must be accountable for it, yet is hampered in the use of it? David ought to have done his duty, and then trusted God with the issue. Carnal policy spared Joab. The Son of David may long delay, but never fails to punish impenitent sinners. He who now reigns upon the throne of David, has a kingdom of a nobler kind. Whatever He doeth, is noticed by all his willing people, and is pleasing to them.
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