2 Samuel 3:17
Good News Translation
Abner went to the leaders of Israel and said to them, "For a long time you have wanted David to be your king.

Contemporary English Version
Abner talked with the leaders of the tribes of Israel and told them, "You've wanted to make David your king for a long time now.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Abner also spoke to the ancients of Israel, saying: Both yesterday and the day before you sought for David that he might reign over you.

New American Bible
Abner then had a word with the elders of Israel: “For some time you have been wanting David as your king.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Abner also spoke to the ancients of Israel, saying: Both yesterday and the day before you sought for David that he might reign over you.

Context
Abner Joins David
16And her husband followed her, weeping as far as Bahurim: and Abner said to him: Go and return. And he returned. 17Abner also spoke to the ancients of Israel, saying: Both yesterday and the day before you sought for David that he might reign over you.18Now then do it: because the Lord hath spoken to David, saying: By the hand of my servant David I will save my people Israel from the hands of the Philistines, and of all their enemies.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 8:4
Then all the ancients of Israel being assembled came to Samuel to Ramatha.

2 Samuel 3:18
Now then do it: because the Lord hath spoken to David, saying: By the hand of my servant David I will save my people Israel from the hands of the Philistines, and of all their enemies.

Additional Translations
Now Abner conferred with the elders of Israel and said, “In the past you sought David as your king.And Abner had communication with the elders of Israel, saying, You sought for David in times past to be king over you:

And Abner had communication with the elders of Israel, saying, In times past ye sought for David to be king over you:

And Abenner spoke to the elders of Israel, saying, In former days ye sought David to reign over you;

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

And Abner had communication with the elders of Israel, saying, In times past ye sought for David to be king over you:

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

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

And the word of Abner was with the elders of Israel, saying, 'Heretofore ye have been seeking David for king over you,
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