2 Samuel 4:1
Good News Translation
When Saul's son Ishbosheth heard that Abner had been killed in Hebron, he was afraid, and all the people of Israel were alarmed.

Contemporary English Version
Ishbosheth felt like giving up after he heard that Abner had died in Hebron. Everyone in Israel was terrified.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Isboseth the son of Saul heard that Abner was slain in Hebron: and his hands were weakened, and all Israel was troubled.

New American Bible
When Ishbaal, son of Saul, heard that Abner was dead in Hebron, he lost his resolve and all Israel was alarmed.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And Isboseth the son of Saul heard that Abner was slain in Hebron: and his hands were weakened, and all Israel was troubled.

his hands

2 Samuel 17:2 And coming upon him (for he is now weary, and weak handed) I will defeat him: and when all the people is put to flight that is with him, I will kill the king who will be left alone.

Ezra 4:4 Then the people of the land hindered the hands of the people of Juda, and troubled them in building.

Nehemiah 6:9 For all these men thought to frighten us, thinking that our hands would cease from the work, and that we would leave off. Wherefore I strengthened my hands the more:

Isaiah 13:7 Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every heart of man shall melt,

Isaiah 35:3 Strengthen ye the feeble hands, and confirm the weak knees.

Jeremiah 6:24 We have heard the fame thereof, our hands grow feeble: anguish hath taken hold of us, as a woman in labour.

Jeremiah 50:43 The king of Babylon hath heard the report of them, and his hands are grown feeble: anguish hath taken hold of him, pangs as a woman in labour.

Zephaniah 3:16 In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: Fear not: to Sion: Let not thy hands be weakened.

and all

Matthew 2:2,3 Saying: Where is he that is born king of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the East, and are come to adore him. . . .

Context
The Murder of Ish-bosheth
1And Isboseth the son of Saul heard that Abner was slain in Hebron: and his hands were weakened, and all Israel was troubled.2Now the son of Saul had two men captains of his bands, the name of the one was Baana, and the name of the other Rechab, the sons of Remmon a Berothite of the children of Benjamin: for Beroth also was reckoned in Benjamin.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 2:8
But Abner the son of Ner, general of Saul's army, took Isboseth the son of Saul, and led him about through the camp,

2 Samuel 3:27
And when Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside to the middle of the gate, to speak to him treacherously: and he stabbed him there in the groin, and he died, in revenge of the blood of Asael his brother.

Ezra 4:4
Then the people of the land hindered the hands of the people of Juda, and troubled them in building.

Additional Translations
Now when Ish-bosheth son of Saul heard that Abner had died in Hebron, he lost courage, and all Israel was dismayed.And when Saul's son heard that Abner was dead in Hebron, his hands were feeble, and all the Israelites were troubled.

And when Ish-bosheth , Saul's son, heard that Abner was dead in Hebron, his hands became feeble, and all the Israelites were troubled.

And Jebosthe the son of Saul heard that Abenner the son of Ner had died in Chebron; and his hands were paralyzed, and all the men of Israel grew faint.

And when Saul's son heard that Abner was dead in Hebron, his hands were enfeebled, and all Israel was troubled.

And when Ish-bosheth, Saul's son, heard that Abner was dead in Hebron, his hands became feeble, and all the Israelites were troubled.

And when Saul's son heard that Abner was dead in Hebron, his hands were feeble, and all the Israelites were troubled.

When [Ishbosheth], Saul's son, heard that Abner was dead in Hebron, his hands became feeble, and all the Israelites were troubled.

And the son of Saul heareth that Abner is dead in Hebron, and his hands are feeble, and all Israel have been troubled.
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