And it cameH1961 to pass afterH310 this,H3651 that DavidH1732 inquiredH7592 of the LORD,H3068 saying,H559 Shall I goH5927 up into anyH259 of the citiesH5892 of Judah?H3063 And the LORDH3068 saidH559 to him, GoH5927 up. And DavidH1732 said,H559 WhereH575 shall I goH5927 up? And he said,H559 To Hebron.H2275
So DavidH1732 wentH5927 up thither,H8033 and his twoH8147 wivesH802 also,H1571 AhinoamH293 the Jezreelitess,H3159 and AbigailH26 Nabal'sH5037 wifeH802 the Carmelite.H3761
And his menH582 that were with him did DavidH1732 bringH5927 up, every manH376 with his household:H1004 and they dwelledH3427 in the citiesH5892 of Hebron.H2275
And the menH582 of JudahH3063 came,H935 and thereH8033 they anointedH4886 DavidH1732 kingH4428 overH5921 the houseH1004 of Judah.H3063 And they toldH5046 David,H1732 saying,H559 That the menH582 of JabeshgileadH3003 H1568 were they that buriedH6912 Saul.H7586
And DavidH1732 sentH7971 messengersH4397 to the menH582 of Jabeshgilead,H3003 H1568 and saidH559 to them, BlessedH1288 be you of the LORD,H3068 that you have showedH6213 thisH2088 kindnessH2617 to your lord,H113 even to Saul,H7586 and have buriedH6912 him.
And nowH6258 the LORDH3068 showH6213 kindnessH2617 and truthH571 to you: and I alsoH1571 will requiteH6213 you thisH2088 kindness,H2896 becauseH834 you have doneH6213 thisH2088 thing.H1697
Therefore nowH6258 let your handsH3027 be strengthened,H2388 and be you valiant:H1121 H2428 for your masterH113 SaulH7586 is dead,H4191 and alsoH1571 the houseH1004 of JudahH3063 have anointedH4886 me kingH4428 overH5921 them.
But AbnerH74 the sonH1121 of Ner,H5369 captainH8269 of Saul'sH7586 host,H6635 tookH3947 IshboshethH378 the sonH1121 of Saul,H7586 and broughtH5674 him overH5674 to Mahanaim;H4266
And made him kingH4427 overH413 Gilead,H1568 and overH413 the Ashurites,H843 and overH1591 Jezreel,H3157 and overH1591 Ephraim,H669 and overH5921 Benjamin,H1144 and overH5921 allH3605 Israel.H3478
IshboshethH378 Saul'sH7586 sonH1121 was fortyH705 yearsH8141 oldH1121 when he began to reignH4427 overH5921 Israel,H3478 and reignedH4427 twoH8147 years.H8141 But the houseH1004 of JudahH3063 followedH1961 H310 David.H1732
And the timeH4557 H3117 that DavidH1732 was kingH4428 in HebronH2275 overH5921 the houseH1004 of JudahH3063 was sevenH7651 yearsH8141 and sixH8337 months.H2320
And AbnerH74 the sonH1121 of Ner,H5369 and the servantsH5650 of IshboshethH378 the sonH1121 of Saul,H7586 wentH3318 out from MahanaimH4266 to Gibeon.H1391
And JoabH3097 the sonH1121 of Zeruiah,H6870 and the servantsH5650 of David,H1732 wentH3318 out, and metH6298 togetherH3162 by the poolH1295 of Gibeon:H1391 and they satH3427 down, the oneH2088 onH5921 the oneH2088 side of the pool,H1295 and the otherH428 onH5921 the otherH2088 side of the pool.H1295
And AbnerH74 saidH559 to Joab,H3097 Let the youngH5288 men nowH4994 arise,H6965 and playH7832 beforeH6440 us. And JoabH3097 said,H559 Let them arise.H6965
Then there aroseH6965 and wentH5674 overH5674 by numberH4557 twelveH8147 H6240 of Benjamin,H1144 which pertained to IshboshethH378 the sonH1121 of Saul,H7586 and twelveH8147 H6240 of the servantsH5650 of David.H1732
And they caughtH2388 everyH376 oneH376 his fellowH7453 by the head,H7218 and thrust his swordH2719 in his fellow'sH7453 side;H6654 so they fellH5307 down together:H3162 why that placeH4725 was calledH7121 Helkathhazzurim,H2521 whichH834 is in Gibeon.H1391
And there was a veryH3966 soreH7186 battleH4421 that day;H3117 and AbnerH74 was beaten,H5062 and the menH582 of Israel,H3478 beforeH6440 the servantsH5650 of David.H1732
And there were threeH7969 sonsH1121 of ZeruiahH6870 there,H8033 Joab,H3097 and Abishai,H52 and Asahel:H6214 and AsahelH6214 was as lightH7031 of footH7272 as a wildH7704 roe.H6643
And AsahelH6214 pursuedH7291 afterH310 Abner;H74 and in goingH3212 he turnedH5186 not to the rightH3225 handH3225 nor to the leftH8040 from followingH310 Abner.H74
Then AbnerH74 lookedH6437 behindH310 him, and said,H559 Are you Asahel?H6214 And he answered,H559 I am.
And AbnerH74 saidH559 to him, TurnH5186 you asideH5186 to your rightH3225 handH3225 orH176 to your left,H8040 and lay you holdH270 on oneH259 of the youngH5288 men, and takeH3947 you his armor.H2488 But AsahelH6214 wouldH14 not turnH5493 aside from followingH310 of him.
And AbnerH74 saidH559 againH3254 H5750 to Asahel,H6214 TurnH5493 you aside from followingH310 me: whyH4100 should I smiteH5221 you to the ground?H776 howH349 then should I holdH5375 up my faceH6440 to JoabH3097 your brother?H251
However, he refusedH3985 to turnH5493 aside: why AbnerH74 with the hinderH310 end of the spearH2595 smoteH5221 him underH413 the fifthH2570 rib, that the spearH2595 cameH3318 out behindH310 him; and he fellH5307 down there,H8033 and diedH4191 in the sameH8478 place:H8478 and it cameH1961 to pass, that as many as cameH935 to the placeH4725 whereH834 H8033 AsahelH6214 fellH5307 down and diedH4191 stoodH5975 still.
JoabH3097 also and AbishaiH52 pursuedH7291 afterH310 Abner:H74 and the sunH8121 wentH935 down when they were comeH935 to the hillH1389 of Ammah,H522 that lies beforeH5921 H6440 GiahH1520 by the wayH1870 of the wildernessH4057 of Gibeon.H1391
And the childrenH1121 of BenjaminH1144 gatheredH6908 themselves together afterH310 Abner,H74 and becameH1961 oneH259 troop,H92 and stoodH5975 onH5921 the topH7218 of an hill.H1389
Then AbnerH74 calledH7121 to Joab,H3097 and said,H559 Shall the swordH2719 devourH398 for ever?H5331 knowH3045 you not that it will be bitternessH4751 in the latterH314 end? howH5704 longH5704 shall it be then, ereH3808 you bidH559 the peopleH5971 returnH7725 from followingH310 their brothers?H251
And JoabH3097 said,H559 As GodH430 lives,H2416 unlessH3588 H3884 you had spoken,H1696 surelyH3588 then in the morningH1242 the peopleH5971 had goneH5927 up everyH376 oneH376 from followingH310 his brother.H251
So JoabH3097 blewH8628 a trumpet,H7782 and allH3605 the peopleH5971 stoodH5975 still, and pursuedH7291 afterH310 IsraelH3478 noH3808 more,H5750 neitherH3808 foughtH3898 they any more.H3243 H5750
And AbnerH74 and his menH582 walkedH1980 allH3605 that nightH3915 through the plain,H6160 and passedH5674 overH5674 Jordan,H3383 and wentH3212 through allH3605 Bithron,H1338 and they cameH935 to Mahanaim.H4266
And JoabH3097 returnedH7725 from followingH310 Abner:H74 and when he had gatheredH6908 allH3605 the peopleH5971 together, there lackedH6485 of David'sH1732 servantsH5650 nineteenH8672 H6240 menH376 and Asahel.H6214
But the servantsH5650 of DavidH1732 had smittenH5221 of Benjamin,H1144 and of Abner'sH74 men,H582 so that threeH7969 hundredH3967 and three scoreH8346 menH376 died.H4191
And they tookH5375 up Asahel,H6214 and buriedH6912 him in the sepulcherH6913 of his father,H1 whichH834 was in Bethlehem.H1035 And JoabH3097 and his menH582 wentH3212 allH3605 night,H3915 and they cameH935 to HebronH2275 at breakH215 of day.H215