2 Samuel 3:36
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English Standard Version
And all the people took notice of it, and it pleased them, as everything that the king did pleased all the people.

King James Bible
And all the people took notice of it, and it pleased them: as whatsoever the king did pleased all the people.

American Standard Version
And all the people took notice of it, and it pleased them; as whatsoever the king did pleased all the people.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And all the people heard, and they were pleased, and all that the king did seemed good in the sight of all the people.

English Revised Version
And all the people took notice of it, and it pleased them: as whatsoever the king did pleased all the people.

Webster's Bible Translation
And all the people took notice of it, and it pleased them: as what ever the king did pleased all the people.

2 Samuel 3:36 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When David heard this, he said, "I and my kingdom are innocent before Jehovah for ever of the blood of Abner. Let it turn (חוּל, to twist one's self, to turn or fall, irruit) upon the head of Joab and all his father's house (or so-called family)! Never shall there be wanting (יכּרת אל, let there not be cut off, so that there shall not be, as in Joshua 9:23) in the house of Joab one that hath an issue (vid., Leviticus 15:2), and a leper, and one who leans upon a stick (i.e., a lame person or cripple; פּלך, according to the lxx σκυτάλη, a thick round staff), and who falls by the sword, and who is in want of bread," The meaning is: May God avenge the murder of Abner upon Joab and his family, by punishing them continually with terrible diseases, violent death, and poverty. To make the reason for this fearful curse perfectly clear, the historian observes in 2 Samuel 3:30, that Joab and his brother Abishai had murdered Abner, "because he had slain their brother Asahel at Gibeon in the battle" (2 Samuel 2:23). This act of Joab, in which Abishai must have been in some way concerned, was a treacherous act of assassination, which could not even be defended as blood-revenge, since Abner had slain Asahel in battle after repeated warnings, and only for the purpose of saving his own life. The principal motive for Joab's act was the most contemptible jealousy, or the fear lest Abner's reconciliation to David should diminish his own influence with the king, as was the case again at a later period with the murder of Amasa (2 Samuel 20:10).

2 Samuel 3:36 Parallel Commentaries

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pleased them [heb] was good in their eyes
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2 Samuel 15:6,13 And on this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for judgment: so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel...

Psalm 62:9 Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance...

Mark 7:37 And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He has done all things well: he makes both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.

Mark 15:11-13 But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas to them...

Cross References
2 Samuel 3:35
Then all the people came to persuade David to eat bread while it was yet day. But David swore, saying, "God do so to me and more also, if I taste bread or anything else till the sun goes down!"

2 Samuel 3:37
So all the people and all Israel understood that day that it had not been the king's will to put to death Abner the son of Ner.

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