2 Samuel 3:36
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New International Version
All the people took note and were pleased; indeed, everything the king did pleased them.

King James Bible
And all the people took notice of it, and it pleased them: as whatsoever the king did pleased all the people.

Darby Bible Translation
And all the people remarked it, and it pleased them; as whatever the king did pleased all the people.

World English Bible
All the people took notice of it, and it pleased them; as whatever the king did pleased all the people.

Young's Literal Translation
And all the people have discerned it, and it is good in their eyes, as all that the king hath done is good in the eyes of all the people;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The people took notice - They saw that the king's grief was sincere, and that he had no part nor device in the murder of Abner: see 2 Samuel 3:37.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

pleased them [heb] was good in their eyes
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2 Samuel 15:6,13 And on this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for judgment: so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel...

Psalm 62:9 Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance...

Mark 7:37 And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He has done all things well: he makes both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.

Mark 15:11-13 But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas to them...

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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 3:35
Then they all came and urged David to eat something while it was still day; but David took an oath, saying, "May God deal with me, be it ever so severely, if I taste bread or anything else before the sun sets!"

2 Samuel 3:37
So on that day all the people there and all Israel knew that the king had no part in the murder of Abner son of Ner.

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