2 Samuel 3:38
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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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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.

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2 Samuel 3:12 And Abner sent messengers to David on his behalf, saying, Whose is the land? saying also, Make your league with me, and, behold...

2 Samuel 2:8 But Abner the son of Ner, captain of Saul's host, took Ishbosheth the son of Saul, and brought him over to Mahanaim;

1 Samuel 14:50,51 And the name of Saul's wife was Ahinoam, the daughter of Ahimaaz: and the name of the captain of his host was Abner, the son of Ner...

Job 32:9 Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.

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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 3:37
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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