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During the war between the house of Saul and the house of David, Abner had been strengthening his own position in the house of Saul.
King James Bible
And it came to pass, while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David, that Abner made himself strong for the house of Saul.
American Standard Version
And it came to pass, while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David, that Abner made himself strong in the house of Saul.
Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, in the war being between the house of Saul and the house of David, that Abner hath been strengthening himself in the house of Saul,
2 Samuel 3:6 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Abner made himself strong - This strengthening of himself, and going in to the late king's concubine, were most evident proofs that he wished to seize upon the government. See 1 Kings 2:21, 1 Kings 2:22; 1 Kings 12:8; 1 Kings 16:21.
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2 Samuel 2:8 Meanwhile, Abner son of Ner, the commander of Saul's army, had taken Ish-Bosheth son of Saul and brought him over to Mahanaim.
2 Samuel 2:9 He made him king over Gilead, Ashuri and Jezreel, and also over Ephraim, Benjamin and all Israel.
2 Samuel 3:5 and the sixth, Ithream the son of David's wife Eglah. These were born to David in Hebron.