2 Samuel 3:27
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
7725 [e]וַיָּ֤שָׁב
way-yā-šāḇ
And when had returnedConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
74 [e]אַבְנֵר֙
’aḇ-nêr
AbnerN-proper-ms
2275 [e]חֶבְר֔וֹן
ḥeḇ-rō-wn,
to HebronN-proper-fs
5186 [e]וַיַּטֵּ֤הוּ
way-yaṭ-ṭê-hū
and took himConj-w | V-Hifil-ConsecImperf-3ms | 3ms
3097 [e]יוֹאָב֙
yō-w-’āḇ
JoabN-proper-ms
413 [e]אֶל־
’el-
inPrep
8432 [e]תּ֣וֹךְ
tō-wḵ
asideN-msc
8179 [e]הַשַּׁ֔עַר
haš-ša-‘ar,
the gateArt | N-ms
1696 [e]לְדַבֵּ֥ר
lə-dab-bêr
to speakPrep-l | V-Piel-Inf
854 [e]אִתּ֖וֹ
’it-tōw
with himPrep | 3ms
7987 [e]בַּשֶּׁ֑לִי
baš-še-lî;
privatelyPrep-b, Art | N-ms
5221 [e]וַיַּכֵּ֤הוּ
way-yak-kê-hū
and stabbed himConj-w | V-Hifil-ConsecImperf-3ms | 3ms
8033 [e]שָׁם֙
šām
thereAdv
2570 [e]הַחֹ֔מֶשׁ
ha-ḥō-meš,
in the stomachArt | N-ms
4191 [e]וַיָּ֕מָת
way-yā-māṯ
so that he diedConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
1818 [e]בְּדַ֖ם
bə-ḏam
for the bloodPrep-b | N-msc
  עֲשָׂה־
‘ă-śāh-
of 
6214 [e]אֵ֥ל
’êl
AsahelN-proper-ms
251 [e]אָחִֽיו׃
’ā-ḥîw.
his brotherN-msc | 3ms









Hebrew Texts
שמואל ב 3:27 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיָּ֤שָׁב אַבְנֵר֙ חֶבְרֹ֔ון וַיַּטֵּ֤הוּ יֹואָב֙ אֶל־תֹּ֣וךְ הַשַּׁ֔עַר לְדַּבֵּ֥ר אִתֹּ֖ו בַּשֶּׁ֑לִי וַיַּכֵּ֤הוּ שָׁם֙ הַחֹ֔מֶשׁ וַיָּ֕מָת בְּדַ֖ם עֲשָׂה־אֵ֥ל אָחִֽיו׃

שמואל ב 3:27 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
וישב אבנר חברון ויטהו יואב אל־תוך השער לדבר אתו בשלי ויכהו שם החמש וימת בדם עשה־אל אחיו׃

שמואל ב 3:27 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
וישב אבנר חברון ויטהו יואב אל־תוך השער לדבר אתו בשלי ויכהו שם החמש וימת בדם עשה־אל אחיו׃

שמואל ב 3:27 Hebrew Bible
וישב אבנר חברון ויטהו יואב אל תוך השער לדבר אתו בשלי ויכהו שם החמש וימת בדם עשה אל אחיו׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
So when Abner returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside into the middle of the gate to speak with him privately, and there he struck him in the belly so that he died on account of the blood of Asahel his brother.

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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Abner returned to Hebron, Joab pulled him aside to the middle of the gateway, as if to speak to him privately, and there Joab stabbed him in the stomach. So Abner died in revenge for the death of Asahel, Joab's brother.
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quietly. or, peaceably

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and smote Joab was afraid that Abner, after rendering such essential service to David, would be made the general of the army; and therefore, under pretence of avenging the death of his brother, he treacherously assassinated the unsuspecting and too-confiding Abner: and such was the power of this cold-blooded and nefarious murderer, that the king dared not bring him to justice for his crime. But, while Joab's conduct cannot be too severely reprobated, the justice of God is apparent in Abner's punishment; who, from ambition, had pertinaciously, against his conscience, opposed the declared will of God; and was induced by base resentment to desert Ish-bosheth, and offer his services to David.

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for the blood

2 Samuel 2:19-23 And Asahel pursued after Abner; and in going he turned not to the …

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