New International Version
Then the king said to his men, "Do you not realize that a commander and a great man has fallen in Israel this day?
King James Bible
And the king said unto his servants, Know ye not that there is a prince and a great man fallen this day in Israel?
Darby Bible Translation
And the king said to his servants, Know ye not that there is a prince and a great man fallen this day in Israel?
World English Bible
The king said to his servants, "Don't you know that there a prince and a great man has fallen this day in Israel?
Young's Literal Translation
And the king saith unto his servants, 'Do ye not know that a prince and a great one hath fallen this day in Israel?
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CommentaryClarke'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
LibraryThe 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
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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.
2 Samuel 3:39
And today, though I am the anointed king, I am weak, and these sons of Zeruiah are too strong for me. May the LORD repay the evildoer according to his evil deeds!"
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