2 Samuel 2

  1 H310 And it came to pass after this, H1732 that David H7592 [H8799] enquired H3068 of the LORD, H559 [H8800] saying, H5927 [H8799] Shall I go up H259 into any H5892 of the cities H3063 of Judah? H3068 And the LORD H559 [H8799] said H5927 [H8798] to him, Go up. H1732 And David H559 [H8799] said, H5927 [H8799] Where shall I go up? H559 [H8799] And he said, H2275 To Hebron.
  2 H1732 So David H5927 [H8799] went up H8147 there, and his two H802 wives H293 also, Ahinoam H3159 the Jezreelitess, H26 and Abigail H5037 Nabal's H802 wife H3761 the Carmelite.
  3 H582 And his men H1732 that were with him did David H5927 [H8689] bring up, H376 every man H1004 with his household: H3427 [H8799] and they dwelt H5892 in the cities H2275 of Hebron.
  4 H582 And the men H3063 of Judah H935 [H8799] came, H4886 [H8799] and there they anointed H1732 David H4428 king H1004 over the house H3063 of Judah. H5046 [H8686] And they told H1732 David, H559 [H8800] saying, H582 That the men H3003 H1568 of Jabeshgilead H6912 [H8804] were they that buried H7586 Saul.
  5 H1732 And David H7971 [H8799] sent H4397 messengers H582 to the men H3003 H1568 of Jabeshgilead, H559 [H8799] and said H1288 [H8803] to them, Blessed H3068 be ye of the LORD, H6213 [H8804] that ye have shown H2617 this mercy H113 to your sovereign, H7586 even to Saul, H6912 [H8799] and have buried him.
  6 H3068 And now the LORD H6213 [H8799] show H2617 mercy H571 and truth H6213 [H8799] to you: and I also will repay H2896 you this kindness, H6213 [H8804] because ye have done H1697 this thing.
  7 H3027 Therefore now let your hands H2388 [H8799] be strengthened, H1121 H2428 and be ye valiant: H113 for your master H7586 Saul H4191 [H8804] is dead, H1004 and also the house H3063 of Judah H4886 [H8804] have anointed H4428 me king over them.
  8 H74 But Abner H1121 the son H5369 of Ner, H8269 captain H7586 of Saul's H6635 host, H3947 [H8804] took H378 Ishbosheth H1121 the son H7586 of Saul, H5674 [H8686] and brought him over H4266 to Mahanaim;
  9 H4427 [H8686] And he made him king H1568 over Gilead, H805 and over the Ashurites, H3157 and over Jezreel, H669 and over Ephraim, H1144 and over Benjamin, H3478 and over all Israel.
  10 H378 Ishbosheth H7586 Saul's H1121 son H705 was forty H8141 years H1121 old H4427 [H8800] when he began to reign H3478 over Israel, H4427 [H8804] and he reigned H8147 two H8141 years. H1004 But the house H3063 of Judah H310 followed H1732 David.
  11 H4557 H3117 And the time H1732 that David H4428 was king H2275 in Hebron H1004 over the house H3063 of Judah H7651 was seven H8141 years H8337 and six H2320 months.
  12 H74 And Abner H1121 the son H5369 of Ner, H5650 and the servants H378 of Ishbosheth H1121 the son H7586 of Saul, H3318 [H8799] went out H4266 from Mahanaim H1391 to Gibeon.
  13 H3097 And Joab H1121 the son H6870 of Zeruiah, H5650 and the servants H1732 of David, H3318 [H8804] went out, H6298 [H8799] and met H3162 together H1295 by the pool H1391 of Gibeon: H3427 [H8799] and they sat down, H1295 the one on the one side of the pool, H1295 and the other on the other side of the pool.
  14 H74 And Abner H559 [H8799] said H3097 to Joab, H5288 Let the young men H6965 [H8799] now arise, H7832 [H8762] and fight H6440 at the face of H3097 us. And Joab H559 [H8799] said, H6965 [H8799] Let them arise.
  15 H6965 [H8799] Then there arose H5674 [H8799] and went over H4557 by number H8147 H6240 twelve H1144 of Benjamin, H378 who pertained to Ishbosheth H1121 the son H7586 of Saul, H8147 H6240 and twelve H5650 of the servants H1732 of David.
  16 H2388 [H8686] And they caught H376 every one H7453 his opponent H7218 by the head, H2719 and thrust his sword H7453 in his opponent's H6654 side; H5307 [H8799] so they fell down H3162 together: H4725 therefore that place H7121 [H8799] was called H2521 Helkathhazzurim, H1391 which is in Gibeon.
  17 H3966 And there was a very H7186 severe H4421 battle H3117 that day; H74 and Abner H5062 [H8735] was smitten, H582 and the men H3478 of Israel, H6440 at the face of H5650 the servants H1732 of David.
  18 H7969 And there were three H1121 sons H6870 of Zeruiah H3097 there, Joab, H52 and Abishai, H6214 and Asahel: H6214 and Asahel H7031 was as light H7272 of foot H259 as a H7704 wild H6643 roe.
  19 H6214 And Asahel H7291 [H8799] pursued H310 after H74 Abner; H3212 [H8800] and in going H5186 [H8804] he turned H3225 not to the right hand H8040 nor to the left H310 from following H74 Abner.
  20 H74 Then Abner H6437 [H8799] looked H310 behind H559 [H8799] him, and said, H6214 Art thou Asahel? H559 [H8799] And he answered, I am.
  21 H74 And Abner H559 [H8799] said H5186 [H8798] to him, Turn thee aside H3225 to thy right hand H8040 or to thy left, H270 [H8798] and lay hold H259 on one H5288 of the young men, H3947 [H8798] and take H2488 to thee his armour. H6214 But Asahel H14 [H8804] would H5493 [H8800] not turn aside H310 from following him.
  22 H74 And Abner H559 [H8800] said H3254 [H8686] again H6214 to Asahel, H5493 [H8798] Turn thee aside H310 from following H5221 [H8686] me: why should I smite H776 thee to the earth? H5375 [H8799] how then should I hold up H6440 my face H3097 to Joab H251 thy brother?
  23 H3985 [H8762] But he refused H5493 [H8800] to turn aside: H74 therefore Abner H310 with the blunt end H2595 of the spear H5221 [H8686] smote H413 him under H2570 the fifth H2595 rib, that the spear H3318 [H8799] came out H310 behind H5307 [H8799] him; and he fell down H4191 [H8799] there, and died H8478 in the same place: H935 [H8802] and it came to pass, that as many as came H4725 to the place H6214 where Asahel H5307 [H8804] fell down H4191 [H8799] and died H5975 [H8799] stood still.
  24 H3097 Joab H52 also and Abishai H7291 H310 [H8799] pursued H74 Abner: H8121 and the sun H935 [H8804] went down H935 [H8804] when they had come H1389 to the hill H522 of Ammah, H6440 that lieth at the face of H1520 Giah H1870 by the way H4057 of the wilderness H1391 of Gibeon.
  25 H1121 And the sons H1144 of Benjamin H6908 [H8691] gathered themselves together H310 after H74 Abner, H259 and became one H92 troop, H5975 [H8799] and stood H7218 on the top H1389 of an hill.
  26 H74 Then Abner H7121 [H8799] called H3097 to Joab, H559 [H8799] and said, H2719 Shall the sword H398 [H8799] devour H5331 for ever? H3045 [H8804] knowest H4751 thou not that it will be bitterness H314 in the latter end? H559 [H8799] how long shall it be then, before thou wilt bid H5971 the people H7725 [H8800] return H310 from following H251 their brethren?
  27 H3097 And Joab H559 [H8799] said, H430 As God H2416 liveth, H3884 unless H1696 [H8765] thou hadst spoken, H1242 surely then in the morning H5971 the people H5927 [H8738] had gone up H376 every one H310 from following H251 his brother.
  28 H3097 So Joab H8628 [H8799] blew H7782 a shofar, H5971 and all the people H5975 [H8799] stood still, H7291 H310 [H8799] and pursued H3478 Israel H3898 [H8736] no more, neither fought H3254 [H8804] they any more.
  29 H74 And Abner H582 and his men H1980 [H8804] walked H3915 all that night H6160 through the plain, H5674 [H8799] and passed over H3383 Jordan, H3212 [H8799] and went through H1338 all Bithron, H935 [H8799] and they came H4266 to Mahanaim.
  30 H3097 And Joab H7725 [H8804] returned H310 from following H74 Abner: H6908 0 and when he had gathered H5971 all the people H6908 [H8799] together, H6485 [H8735] there lacked H1732 of David's H5650 servants H8672 H6240 nineteen H376 men H6214 and Asahel.
  31 H5650 But the servants H1732 of David H5221 [H8689] had smitten H1144 of Benjamin, H74 and of Abner's H582 men, H7969 so that three H3967 hundred H8346 and sixty H376 men H4191 [H8804] died.
  32 H5375 [H8799] And they took up H6214 Asahel, H6912 [H8799] and buried H6913 him in the burying-place H1 of his father, H1035 which was in Bethlehem. H3097 And Joab H582 and his men H3212 [H8799] went H3915 all night, H2275 and they came to Hebron H215 [H8735] at break of day.