2 Samuel 3:26
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New International Version
Joab then left David and sent messengers after Abner, and they brought him back from the cistern at Sirah. But David did not know it.

King James Bible
And when Joab was come out from David, he sent messengers after Abner, which brought him again from the well of Sirah: but David knew it not.

Darby Bible Translation
And when Joab was come out from David, he sent messengers after Abner, who brought him again from the well of Sirah; but David did not know it.

World English Bible
When Joab had come out from David, he sent messengers after Abner, and they brought him back from the well of Sirah; but David didn't know it.

Young's Literal Translation
And Joab goeth out from David, and sendeth messengers after Abner, and they bring him back from the well of Sirah, and David knew not.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He went in peace - David dismissed him in good faith, having no sinister design in reference to him.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

he sent

Proverbs 26:23-26 Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross...

Proverbs 27:4-6 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy...

Library
The King --Continued.
The years thus well begun are, in the historical books, characterized mainly by three events, namely, the bringing up of the ark to the newly won city of David, Nathan's prophecy of the perpetual dominion of his house, and his victories over the surrounding nations. These three hinges of the narrative are all abundantly illustrated in the psalms. As to the first, we have relics of the joyful ceremonial connected with it in two psalms, the fifteenth and twenty-fourth, which are singularly alike not
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David

A Believer's Privilege at Death
'For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.' Phil 1:1I. Hope is a Christian's anchor, which he casts within the veil. Rejoicing in hope.' Rom 12:12. A Christian's hope is not in this life, but he hash hope in his death.' Prov 14:42. The best of a saint's comfort begins when his life ends; but the wicked have all their heaven here. Woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.' Luke 6:64. You may make your acquittance, and write Received in full payment.' Son, remember that
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Cross References
2 Samuel 3:25
You know Abner son of Ner; he came to deceive you and observe your movements and find out everything you are doing."

2 Samuel 3:27
Now when Abner returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside into an inner chamber, as if to speak with him privately. And there, to avenge the blood of his brother Asahel, Joab stabbed him in the stomach, and he died.

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