New International Version
He chased Abner, turning neither to the right nor to the left as he pursued him.
King James Bible
And Asahel pursued after Abner; and in going he turned not to the right hand nor to the left from following Abner.
Darby Bible Translation
And Asahel pursued after Abner; and in going he turned not to the right hand nor to the left from behind Abner.
World English Bible
Asahel pursued after Abner; and in going he didn't turn to the right hand nor to the left from following Abner.
Young's Literal Translation
And Asahel pursueth after Abner, and hath not turned aside to go to the right or to the left, from after Abner.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Asahel was as light of foot as a wild roe - To be swift of foot was deemed a great accomplishment in the heroes of antiquity; ποδας ωκυς Αχιλλευς, the swift-footed Achilles, is an epithet which Homer gives to that hero no less than thirty times in the course of the Ilias. It has a qualification also among the Roman soldiers; they were taught both to run swiftly, and to swim well.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
following Abner [heb] after Abner
LibraryThe Bright Dawn of a Reign
'And it came to pass after this, that David enquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I go up into any of the cities of Judah? And the Lord said unto him, Go up. And David said, Whither shall I go up? And He said, Unto Hebron. 2. So David went up thither, and his two wives also, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail, Nabal's wife, the Carmelite. 3. And his men that were with him did David bring up, every man with his household: and they dwelt in the cities of Hebron. 4. And the men of Judah came, and there …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The First Chaldaean Empire and the Hyksos in Egypt
2 Samuel 2:18
The three sons of Zeruiah were there: Joab, Abishai and Asahel. Now Asahel was as fleet-footed as a wild gazelle.
2 Samuel 2:20
Abner looked behind him and asked, "Is that you, Asahel?" "It is," he answered.
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