2 Samuel 2:19
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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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Clarke'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

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2 Samuel 2:21 And Abner said to him, Turn you aside to your right hand or to your left, and lay you hold on one of the young men...

Joshua 1:7 Only be you strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded you...

Joshua 23:6 Be you therefore very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses...

2 Kings 22:2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in all the way of David his father...

Proverbs 4:27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove your foot from evil.

following Abner [heb] after Abner

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The 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
Syria: the part played by it in the ancient world--Babylon and the first Chaldaean empire--The dominion of the Hyksos: Ahmosis. Some countries seem destined from their origin to become the battle-fields of the contending nations which environ them. Into such regions, and to their cost, neighbouring peoples come from century to century to settle their quarrels and bring to an issue the questions of supremacy which disturb their little corner of the world. The nations around are eager for the possession
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 4

Cross References
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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