2 Samuel 3:33
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New Living Translation
Then the king sang this funeral song for Abner: "Should Abner have died as fools die?

King James Bible
And the king lamented over Abner, and said, Died Abner as a fool dieth?

Darby Bible Translation
And the king lamented over Abner, and said, Should Abner die as a fool dieth?

World English Bible
The king lamented for Abner, and said, "Should Abner die as a fool dies?

Young's Literal Translation
and the king lamenteth for Abner, and saith: -- 'As the death of a fool doth Abner die?

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

3:33 As a fool - That is, as a wicked man. Was he cut off by the hand of justice for his crimes? Nothing less; but by Joab's malice and treachery. It is a sad thing to die as a fool dieth, as they do that any way shorten their own days: and indeed all they that make no provision for another world.

2 Samuel 3:33 Parallel Commentaries

Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book[1] 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

Cross References
2 Samuel 1:17
Then David composed a funeral song for Saul and Jonathan,

2 Samuel 3:34
Your hands were not bound; your feet were not chained. No, you were murdered--the victim of a wicked plot." All the people wept again for Abner.

2 Chronicles 35:25
The prophet Jeremiah composed funeral songs for Josiah, and to this day choirs still sing these sad songs about his death. These songs of sorrow have become a tradition and are recorded in [The Book of Laments.]

Ezekiel 32:16
Yes, this is the funeral song they will sing for Egypt. Let all the nations mourn. Let them mourn for Egypt and its hordes. I, the Sovereign LORD, have spoken!"

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