2 Samuel 3:1
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New Living Translation
That was the beginning of a long war between those who were loyal to Saul and those loyal to David. As time passed David became stronger and stronger, while Saul's dynasty became weaker and weaker.

King James Bible
Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: but David waxed stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker.

Darby Bible Translation
And the war was long between the house of Saul and the house of David; but David became continually stronger, and the house of Saul became continually weaker.

World English Bible
Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: and David grew stronger and stronger, but the house of Saul grew weaker and weaker.

Young's Literal Translation
And the war is long between the house of Saul and the house of David, and David is going on and is strong, and the house of Saul are going on and are weak.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

3:1 Long war - For five years longer: for it is probable, Isbosheth was made king presently upon Saul's death; and the other tribes did not submit to David before seven years were expired.

2 Samuel 3:1 Parallel Commentaries

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Samuel
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book[1] of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
2 Samuel 2:17
A fierce battle followed that day, and Abner and the men of Israel were defeated by the forces of David.

2 Samuel 2:28
So Joab blew the ram's horn, and his men stopped chasing the troops of Israel.

2 Samuel 5:10
And David became more and more powerful, because the LORD God of Heaven's Armies was with him.

2 Samuel 22:44
"You gave me victory over my accusers. You preserved me as the ruler over nations; people I don't even know now serve me.

1 Kings 14:30
There was constant war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam.

1 Chronicles 11:9
And David became more and more powerful, because the LORD of Heaven's Armies was with him.

Esther 9:4
For Mordecai had been promoted in the king's palace, and his fame spread throughout all the provinces as he became more and more powerful.

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