2 Samuel 3:39
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English Standard Version
And I was gentle today, though anointed king. These men, the sons of Zeruiah, are more severe than I. The LORD repay the evildoer according to his wickedness!”

King James Bible
And I am this day weak, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah be too hard for me: the LORD shall reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness.

American Standard Version
And I am this day weak, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah are too hard for me: Jehovah reward the evil-doer according to his wickedness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I as yet am tender, though anointed king. And these men the sons of Sarvia are too hard for me: the Lord reward him that doth evil according to his wickedness.

English Revised Version
And I am this day weak, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah be too hard for me: the LORD reward the wicked doer according to his wickedness.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I am this day weak, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah are too hard for me. The LORD shall reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness.

2 Samuel 3:39 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Although the appointment of such a funeral by David, and his tears at Abner's grave, could not fail to divest the minds of his opponents of all suspicion that Joab had committed the murder with his cognizance (see at 2 Samuel 3:37), he gave a still stronger proof of his innocence, and of the sincerity of his grief, by the ode which he composed for Abner's death:

33 Like an ungodly man must Abner die!

34 Thy hands were not bound, and thy feet were not placed in fetters.

As one falls before sinners, so hast thou fallen!

2 Samuel 3:39 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I am

Exodus 21:12 He that smites a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death.

2 Chronicles 19:6,7 And said to the judges, Take heed what you do: for you judge not for man, but for the LORD, who is with you in the judgment...

Psalm 75:10 All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.

Psalm 101:8 I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD.

Proverbs 20:8 A king that sits in the throne of judgment scatters away all evil with his eyes.

Proverbs 25:5 Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.

weak [heb] tender

1 Chronicles 22:5 And David said, Solomon my son is young and tender, and the house that is to be built for the LORD must be exceeding magnificent...

Isaiah 7:4 And say to him, Take heed, and be quiet; fear not, neither be fainthearted for the two tails of these smoking firebrands...

Romans 13:4 For he is the minister of God to you for good. But if you do that which is evil, be afraid; for he bears not the sword in vain...

the sons

1 Chronicles 2:15,16 Ozem the sixth, David the seventh...

too hard

2 Samuel 19:6,7,13 In that you love your enemies, and hate your friends. For you have declared this day, that you regard neither princes nor servants...

the Lord

1 Kings 2:5,6,33,34 Moreover you know also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, and what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel...

Psalm 7:16 His mischief shall return on his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down on his own pate.

Psalm 28:4 Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavors: give them after the work of their hands...

Psalm 62:12 Also to you, O Lord, belongs mercy: for you render to every man according to his work.

2 Timothy 4:14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works:

Cross References
2 Samuel 3:38
And the king said to his servants, "Do you not know that a prince and a great man has fallen this day in Israel?

2 Samuel 16:10
But the king said, "What have I to do with you, you sons of Zeruiah? If he is cursing because the LORD has said to him, 'Curse David,' who then shall say, 'Why have you done so?'"

2 Samuel 19:5
Then Joab came into the house to the king and said, "You have today covered with shame the faces of all your servants, who have this day saved your life and the lives of your sons and your daughters and the lives of your wives and your concubines,

2 Samuel 19:22
But David said, "What have I to do with you, you sons of Zeruiah, that you should this day be as an adversary to me? Shall anyone be put to death in Israel this day? For do I not know that I am this day king over Israel?"

1 Kings 2:32
The LORD will bring back his bloody deeds on his own head, because, without the knowledge of my father David, he attacked and killed with the sword two men more righteous and better than himself, Abner the son of Ner, commander of the army of Israel, and Amasa the son of Jether, commander of the army of Judah.

1 Chronicles 29:1
And David the king said to all the assembly, "Solomon my son, whom alone God has chosen, is young and inexperienced, and the work is great, for the palace will not be for man but for the LORD God.

2 Chronicles 13:7
and certain worthless scoundrels gathered about him and defied Rehoboam the son of Solomon, when Rehoboam was young and irresolute and could not withstand them.

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