2 Samuel 2:31
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English Standard Version
But the servants of David had struck down of Benjamin 360 of Abner’s men.

King James Bible
But the servants of David had smitten of Benjamin, and of Abner's men, so that three hundred and threescore men died.

American Standard Version
But the servants of David had smitten of Benjamin, and of Abner's men,'so that three hundred and threescore men died.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the servants of David had killed of Benjamin, and of the men that were with Abner, three hundred and sixty, who all died.

English Revised Version
But the servants of David had smitten of Benjamin, and of Abner's men, so that three hundred and threescore men died.

Webster's Bible Translation
But the servants of David had smitten of Benjamin, and of Abner's men, so that three hundred and sixty men died.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The Benjaminites then gathered in a crowd behind Abner, and halted upon the top of a hill to beat back their pursuers; and Abner cried out to Joab, "Shall the sword then devour for ever (shall there be no end to the slaughter)? dost thou not know that bitterness arises at last? and how long wilt thou not say to the people, to return from pursuing their brethren?" Thus Abner warns Joab of the consequences of a desperate struggle, and calls upon him to put an end to all further bloodshed by suspending the pursuit.

2 Samuel 2:31 Parallel Commentaries

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three hundred. The slain of Israel, though greatly exceeding those of Judah, were not great. This might be owing to the directions given by David, to be as lenient as possible; but the death of Asahel seems to have stopped the pursuers, and greatly favoured the escape of the vanquished.

2 Samuel 3:1 Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: but David waxed stronger and stronger...

1 Kings 20:11 And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell him, Let not him that girds on his harness boast himself as he that puts it off.

Cross References
2 Samuel 2:30
Joab returned from the pursuit of Abner. And when he had gathered all the people together, there were missing from David's servants nineteen men besides Asahel.

2 Samuel 2:32
And they took up Asahel and buried him in the tomb of his father, which was at Bethlehem. And Joab and his men marched all night, and the day broke upon them at Hebron.

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