New American Standard Bible
That day the battle was very severe, and Abner and the men of Israel were beaten before the servants of David.
King James Bible
And there was a very sore battle that day; and Abner was beaten, and the men of Israel, before the servants of David.
Darby Bible Translation
And the battle that day was very severe; and Abner and the men of Israel were routed before the servants of David.
World English Bible
The battle was very severe that day: and Abner was beaten, and the men of Israel, before the servants of David.
Young's Literal Translation
and the battle is very hard on that day, and Abner is smitten, and the men of Israel, before the servants of David.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Neither side had the advantage in the combat of twelve a side; hence, the quarrel was fought out with great fierceness by the two armies, and the victory was won by David.
LibraryThis Affection the Martyrs of Christ Contending for the Truth did Overcome...
10. This affection the Martyrs of Christ contending for the truth did overcome: and it is no marvel that they despised that whereof they should, when death was overpast, have no feeling, when they could not by those tortures, which while alive they did feel, be overcome. God was able, no doubt, (even as He permitted not the lion when it had slain the Prophet, to touch his body further, and of a slayer made it to be a keeper): He was able, I say, to have kept the slain bodies of His own from the dogs …
St. Augustine—On Care to Be Had for the Dead.
2 Samuel 2:14
Then Abner said to Joab, "Now let the young men arise and hold a contest before us." And Joab said, "Let them arise."
2 Samuel 2:16
Each one of them seized his opponent by the head and thrust his sword in his opponent's side; so they fell down together. Therefore that place was called Helkath-hazzurim, which is in Gibeon.
2 Samuel 3:1
Now there was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David; and David grew steadily stronger, but the house of Saul grew weaker continually.
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