2 Samuel 3:21
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English Standard Version
And Abner said to David, “I will arise and go and will gather all Israel to my lord the king, that they may make a covenant with you, and that you may reign over all that your heart desires.” So David sent Abner away, and he went in peace.

King James Bible
And Abner said unto David, I will arise and go, and will gather all Israel unto my lord the king, that they may make a league with thee, and that thou mayest reign over all that thine heart desireth. And David sent Abner away; and he went in peace.

American Standard Version
And Abner said unto David, I will arise and go, and will gather all Israel unto my lord the king, that they may make a covenant with thee, and that thou mayest reign over all that thy soul desireth. And David sent Abner away; and he went in peace.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Abner said to David: I will rise, that I may gather all Israel unto thee my lord the king, and may enter into a league with thee, and that thou mayst reign over all as thy soul desireth. Now when David bad brought Abner on his way, and he was gone in peace,

English Revised Version
And Abner said unto David, I will arise and go, and will gather all Israel unto my lord the king, that they may make a covenant with thee, and that thou mayest reign over all that thy soul desireth. And David sent Abner away; and he went in peace.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Abner said to David, I will arise and go, and will gather all Israel to my lord the king, that they may make a league with thee, and that thou mayest reign over all that thy heart desireth. And David sent Abner away; and he went in peace.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Ishbosheth probably sent Abner to Gallim (1 Samuel 25:44) to fetch Michal from her husband Paltiel (see at 1 Samuel 25:44), and take her back to David. The husband was obliged to consent to this separation.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

will gather

2 Samuel 3:10,12 To translate the kingdom from the house of Saul, and to set up the throne of David over Israel and over Judah...

2 Samuel 2:9 And made him king over Gilead, and over the Ashurites, and over Jezreel, and over Ephraim, and over Benjamin, and over all Israel.

Philippians 2:21 For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's.

reign over

1 Kings 11:37 And I will take you, and you shall reign according to all that your soul desires, and shall be king over Israel.

Psalm 20:4 Grant you according to your own heart, and fulfill all your counsel.

Cross References
2 Samuel 3:10
to transfer the kingdom from the house of Saul and set up the throne of David over Israel and over Judah, from Dan to Beersheba."

2 Samuel 3:12
And Abner sent messengers to David on his behalf, saying, "To whom does the land belong? Make your covenant with me, and behold, my hand shall be with you to bring over all Israel to you."

2 Samuel 3:20
When Abner came with twenty men to David at Hebron, David made a feast for Abner and the men who were with him.

2 Samuel 5:3
So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, and King David made a covenant with them at Hebron before the LORD, and they anointed David king over Israel.

1 Kings 11:37
And I will take you, and you shall reign over all that your soul desires, and you shall be king over Israel.

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