2 Samuel 3:2
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New International Version
Sons were born to David in Hebron: His firstborn was Amnon the son of Ahinoam of Jezreel;

New Living Translation
These are the sons who were born to David in Hebron: The oldest was Amnon, whose mother was Ahinoam from Jezreel.

English Standard Version
And sons were born to David at Hebron: his firstborn was Amnon, of Ahinoam of Jezreel;

New American Standard Bible
Sons were born to David at Hebron: his firstborn was Amnon, by Ahinoam the Jezreelitess;

King James Bible
And unto David were sons born in Hebron: and his firstborn was Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess;

Christian Standard Bible
Sons were born to David in Hebron: His firstborn was Amnon, by Ahinoam the Jezreelite;

Good News Translation
The following six sons, in order of their birth, were born to David at Hebron: Amnon, whose mother was Ahinoam, from Jezreel;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Sons were born to David in Hebron: his firstborn was Amnon, by Ahinoam the Jezreelite;

International Standard Version
During this time, sons were born to David while he was living in Hebron. His firstborn was Amnon by Ahinoam from Jezreel,

NET Bible
Now sons were born to David in Hebron. His firstborn was Amnon, born to Ahinoam the Jezreelite.

New Heart English Bible
To David were sons born in Hebron: and his firstborn was Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Sons were born to David while he was in Hebron. His first son was Amnon, [born] to Ahinoam from Jezreel.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And unto David were sons born in Hebron; and his first-born was Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess;

New American Standard 1977
Sons were born to David at Hebron: his first-born was Amnon, by Ahinoam the Jezreelitess;

Jubilee Bible 2000
And sons were born unto David in Hebron; and his firstborn was Amnon, of Ahinoam, the Jezreelitess;

King James 2000 Bible
And unto David were sons born in Hebron: and his firstborn was Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess;

American King James Version
And to David were sons born in Hebron: and his firstborn was Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess;

American Standard Version
And unto David were sons born in Hebron: and his first-born was Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And sons were born to David in Hebron: and his firstborn was Amnon of Achinoam the Jezrahelitess:

Darby Bible Translation
And to David were sons born in Hebron: his firstborn was Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jizreelitess;

English Revised Version
And unto David were sons born in Hebron: and his firstborn was Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess;

Webster's Bible Translation
And to David were sons born in Hebron: and his first-born was Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess;

World English Bible
To David were sons born in Hebron: and his firstborn was Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess;

Young's Literal Translation
And there are born to David sons in Hebron, and his first-born is Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess,
Study Bible
The House of David Strengthened
1Now there was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David; and David grew steadily stronger, but the house of Saul grew weaker continually. 2Sons were born to David at Hebron: his firstborn was Amnon, by Ahinoam the Jezreelitess; 3and his second, Chileab, by Abigail the widow of Nabal the Carmelite; and the third, Absalom the son of Maacah, the daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur;…
Cross References
1 Samuel 25:42
Then Abigail quickly arose, and rode on a donkey, with her five maidens who attended her; and she followed the messengers of David and became his wife.

1 Samuel 25:43
David had also taken Ahinoam of Jezreel, and they both became his wives.

2 Samuel 13:1
Now it was after this that Absalom the son of David had a beautiful sister whose name was Tamar, and Amnon the son of David loved her.

2 Samuel 15:7
Now it came about at the end of forty years that Absalom said to the king, "Please let me go and pay my vow which I have vowed to the LORD, in Hebron.

1 Chronicles 3:1
Now these were the sons of David who were born to him in Hebron: the firstborn was Amnon, by Ahinoam the Jezreelitess; the second was Daniel, by Abigail the Carmelitess;
Treasury of Scripture

And to David were sons born in Hebron: and his firstborn was Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess;

sons born

1 Chronicles 3:1-4 Now these were the sons of David, which were born to him in Hebron; …

Amnon

2 Samuel 13:1-29 And it came to pass after this, that Absalom the son of David had …

Genesis 49:3,4 Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, …

Ahinoam

1 Samuel 25:43 David also took Ahinoam of Jezreel; and they were also both of them his wives.

(2-5) And unto David.--The list of David's sons born during his seven and a half years' reign in Hebron rather interrupts the continuity of the narrative, but is quite in accordance with the habit of the sacred historians to insert at the beginning or at some turning point in each reign statistics about the house or family of the king. (See 1Samuel 14:49-51; 2Samuel 5:13; 1Kings 3:1; 1Kings 14:21; 1Kings 15:2; 1Kings 15:9, &c.)

Amnon.--Written "Aminon" in 2Samuel 13:20. His great crime and miserable end are related in 2 Samuel 13.

Chileab.--Called "Daniel" in 1Chronicles 3:1. None of the attempts to explain these as two forms of the same name have been successful. Either, therefore, "Chileab" is an error of the scribe (all but the first letter being the same as the first three letters of the following word), or, more probably, Chileab had a double name. Nothing further is known of him, and as he does not appear in the subsequent troubles, it is supposed that he died early. These two sons were born of the wives whom David had taken while an outlaw.

Absalom.--His history, rebellion, and death are narrated in 2 Samuel 13-18. His mother was "the daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur," a petty province north-east of Bashan. How David was brought into connection with him, and whether this alliance had any political object or not, we are not told, but the fact that Absalom in his exile naturally sought refuge with his maternal grandmother (2Samuel 13:37) may have had a connection with David's subsequent campaigns in that region.

Adonijah.--After the death of his three elder brothers, Adonijah considered himself the rightful heir to the throne, and embittered the last days of his father by a rebellion (1 Kings 1). He was at last put to death by Solomon (1Kings 2:25).

Of the other two sons, Shephatiah and Ithream, and of the mothers of the last three, nothing is known, although there is an absurd Jewish tradition that "Eglah" was another name for "Michal."

Verse 2. - Unto David were sons born. This increase of his wives is mentioned as a proof of David's prosperity. For though contrary to the Law (Deuteronomy 17:17), it was yet looked upon as part of the state of a king, and as such had been practised by Gideon (Judges 8:30), who approached more nearly to the royal dignity than any other of the judges. But it is the rule of the Books of Samuel that they generally abstain alike from praise and 'blame, and allow facts to speak for themselves. But never did a history more clearly deserve the title of 'A Vindication of the Justice of God.' Alike in Eli, in Saul, and in David, their sufferings were the result of their sins, and to the polygamy and lust of the last are due both the crimes which stained his character and the distress of the last twenty years of his life. (For Amnon, his first born, see ch. 13.) And unto David were sons born in Hebron,.... He was married before he came there, had wives in his state of exile, but had no children by them there, at least no sons; if any, only daughters:

and his firstborn was Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess; who being mentioned first, and her son his firstborn, seems to have been his wife before be took Abigail; he had not much comfort of this firstborn son of his; see 2 Samuel 13:1. 2. unto David were sons born in Hebron—The six sons mentioned had all different mothers.3:1-6 The length of this war tried the faith and patience of David, and made his settlement at last the more welcome. The contest between grace and corruption in the hearts of believers, may fitly be compared to this warfare. There is a long war between them, the flesh lusting against the spirit, and the spirit against the flesh; but as the work of holiness is carried on, corruption, like the house of Saul, grows weaker and weaker; while grace, like the house of David, grows stronger and stronger.
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