New Living Translation
When Abner arrived back at Hebron, Joab took him aside at the gateway as if to speak with him privately. But then he stabbed Abner in the stomach and killed him in revenge for killing his brother Asahel.
King James Bible
And when Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside in the gate to speak with him quietly, and smote him there under the fifth rib, that he died, for the blood of Asahel his brother.
Darby Bible Translation
And when Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside in the gate to speak with him secretly, and smote him there in the belly, that he died, for the blood of Asahel his brother.
World English Bible
When Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside into the midst of the gate to speak with him quietly, and struck him there in the body, so that he died, for the blood of Asahel his brother.
Young's Literal Translation
And Abner turneth back to Hebron, and Joab turneth him aside unto the midst of the gate to speak with him quietly, and smiteth him there in the fifth rib -- and he dieth -- for the blood of Asahel his brother.
2 Samuel 3:27 Parallel
Commentary2 Samuel 3:27 Parallel Commentaries
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate, …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
So if someone hates another person and pushes him or throws a dangerous object at him and he dies, it is murder.
2 Samuel 2:22
Again Abner shouted to him, "Get away from here! I don't want to kill you. How could I ever face your brother Joab again?"
2 Samuel 2:23
But Asahel refused to turn back, so Abner thrust the butt end of his spear through Asahel's stomach, and the spear came out through his back. He stumbled to the ground and died there. And everyone who came by that spot stopped and stood still when they saw Asahel lying there.
2 Samuel 3:26
Joab then left David and sent messengers to catch up with Abner, asking him to return. They found him at the well of Sirah and brought him back, though David knew nothing about it.
2 Samuel 3:28
When David heard about it, he declared, "I vow by the LORD that I and my kingdom are forever innocent of this crime against Abner son of Ner.
2 Samuel 4:1
When Ishbosheth, Saul's son, heard about Abner's death at Hebron, he lost all courage, and all Israel became paralyzed with fear.
2 Samuel 13:26
"Well, then," Absalom said, "if you can't come, how about sending my brother Amnon with us?" "Why Amnon?" the king asked.
Jump to PreviousAbner Account Asahel Avenge Belly Blood Body Causing Death Died Dieth Doorway Fifth Gate Gateway Groin Hebron Joab Jo'ab Middle Midst Payment Privately Quietly Rib Side Smiteth Smote Speak Stabbed Stomach Struck Word Wound
Jump to NextAbner Account Asahel Avenge Belly Blood Body Causing Death Died Dieth Doorway Fifth Gate Gateway Groin Hebron Joab Jo'ab Middle Midst Payment Privately Quietly Rib Side Smiteth Smote Speak Stabbed Stomach Struck Word Wound
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