2 Samuel 21:2
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English Standard Version
So the king called the Gibeonites and spoke to them. Now the Gibeonites were not of the people of Israel but of the remnant of the Amorites. Although the people of Israel had sworn to spare them, Saul had sought to strike them down in his zeal for the people of Israel and Judah.

King James Bible
And the king called the Gibeonites, and said unto them; (now the Gibeonites were not of the children of Israel, but of the remnant of the Amorites; and the children of Israel had sworn unto them: and Saul sought to slay them in his zeal to the children of Israel and Judah.)

American Standard Version
And the king called the Gibeonites, and said unto them (now the Gibeonites were not of the children of Israel, but of the remnant of the Amorites; and the children of Israel had sworn unto them: and Saul sought to slay them in his zeal for the children of Israel and Judah);

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then the king, calling for the Gabaonites, said to them: (Now the Gabaonites were not of the children of Israel, but the remains of the Amorrhites: and the children of Israel had sworn to them, and Saul sought to slay them out of zeal, as it were for the children of Israel and Juda:)

English Revised Version
And the king called the Gibeonites, and said unto them; (now the Gibeonites were not of the children of Israel, but of the remnant of the Amorites; and the children of Israel had sworn unto them: and Saul sought to slay them in his zeal for the children of Israel and Judah:)

Webster's Bible Translation
And the king called the Gibeonites, and said to them; (now the Gibeonites were not of the children of Israel, but of the remnant of the Amorites; and the children of Israel had sworn to them: and Saul sought to slay them, in his zeal to the children of Israel and Judah.)

2 Samuel 21:2 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

She then came to all the people (i.e., the citizens of the town) "with her wisdom," i.e., with the wise counsel which she had given to Joab, and which he had accepted; whereupon the citizens cut off Sheba's head, and threw it out to Joab. Then Joab had a trumpet blown for a retreat, and the men disbanded, whilst he himself returned to Jerusalem to the king.

2 Samuel 21:2 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

now the

Joshua 9:3-21 And when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done to Jericho and to Ai...

the Amorites The Gibeonites were Hivites, not Amorites, as appears from

Joshua 6:19 But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are consecrated to the LORD...

; but Amorites is a name often given to the Canaanites in general.

Genesis 15:16 But in the fourth generation they shall come here again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.

in his zeal

Deuteronomy 7:16 And you shall consume all the people which the LORD your God shall deliver you; your eye shall have no pity on them...

1 Samuel 14:44 And Saul answered, God do so and more also: for you shall surely die, Jonathan.

1 Samuel 15:8,9 And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword...

2 Kings 10:16,31 And he said, Come with me, and see my zeal for the LORD. So they made him ride in his chariot...

Luke 9:54,55 And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, will you that we command fire to come down from heaven...

John 16:2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yes, the time comes, that whoever kills you will think that he does God service.

Romans 10:2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.

Galatians 4:17 They zealously affect you, but not well; yes, they would exclude you, that you might affect them.

Cross References
Joshua 9:3
But when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done to Jericho and to Ai,

Joshua 9:15
And Joshua made peace with them and made a covenant with them, to let them live, and the leaders of the congregation swore to them.

2 Samuel 24:1
Again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, "Go, number Israel and Judah."

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