2 Samuel 3:33
Good News Translation
David sang this lament for Abner: "Why did Abner have to die like a fool?

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

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

New American Bible
And the king sang this lament over Abner: Should Abner have died like a fool?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

2 Samuel 13:12,13,28,29 She answered him: Do not so, my brother, do not force me: for no such thing must be done in Israel. Do not thou this folly. . . .

Proverbs 18:7 The mouth of a fool is his destruction: and his lips are the ruin of his soul.

Ecclesiastes 2:15,16 And I said in my heart: If the death of the fool and mine shall be one, what doth it avail me, that I have applied myself more to the study of wisdom? And speaking with my own mind, I perceived that this also was vanity. . . .

Jeremiah 17:11 As the partridge hath hatched eggs which she did not lay: so is he that hath gathered riches, and not by right: in the midst of his days he shall leave them, and in his latter end he shall be a fool.

Luke 12:19,20 And I will say to my soul: Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years. Take thy rest: eat, drink, make good cheer. . . .

Context
David Mourns for Abner
32And when they had buried Abner in Hebron, king David lifted up his voice, and wept at the grave of Abner: and all the people also wept. 33And the king mourning and lamenting over Abner, said: Not as cowards are wont to die, hath Abner died.34Thy hands were not bound, nor thy feet laden with fetters: but as men fall before the children of iniquity, so didst thou fall. And all the people repeating it wept over him.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 1:17
And David made this kind of lamentation over Saul, and over Jonathan his son.

2 Samuel 3:34
Thy hands were not bound, nor thy feet laden with fetters: but as men fall before the children of iniquity, so didst thou fall. And all the people repeating it wept over him.

2 Chronicles 35:25
Particularly Jeremias: whose lamentations for Josias all the singing men and singing women repeat unto this day, and it became like a law in Israel: Behold it is found written in the Lamentations.

Ezekiel 32:16
This is the lamentation, and they shall lament therewith: the daughters of the nations shall lament therewith for Egypt, and for the multitude thereof they shall lament therewith, saith the Lord God.

Additional Translations
And the king sang this lament for Abner: “Should Abner die the death of a fool?And the king lamented over Abner, and said, Died Abner as a fool dies?

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

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

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

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

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

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

and the king lamenteth for Abner, and saith: -- 'As the death of a fool doth Abner die?
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