2 Samuel 3:2
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;

Berean Study Bible
And sons were born to David in Hebron: His firstborn was Amnon, by Ahinoam of Jezreel;

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

New King James Version
Sons were born to David in Hebron: His firstborn was Amnon by Ahinoam the Jezreelitess;

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

NASB 1995
Sons were born to David at Hebron: his firstborn was Amnon, by Ahinoam the Jezreelitess;

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

Amplified Bible
Sons were born to David in Hebron: his firstborn was Amnon, by Ahinoam of Jezreel;

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And sons were born to David in Khebruun, and his firstborn was Khemnun of Akhinem the Yizraelitess

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And sons were born to David in Chebron: and his first-born was Ammon the son of Achinoom the Jezraelitess.

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

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

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;

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

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,

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

Literal Standard Version
And there are sons born to David in Hebron, and his firstborn is Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess,

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

New Heart English Bible
Now sons were born to David in Hebron. And his firstborn was Amnon, of Ahinoam of Jezreel;

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The House of David Strengthened
1Now the war between the house of Saul and the house of David was protracted. And David grew stronger and stronger, while the house of Saul grew weaker and weaker. 2And sons were born to David in Hebron: His firstborn was Amnon, by Ahinoam of Jezreel; 3his second was Chileab, by Abigail the widow of Nabal of Carmel; his third was Absalom, the son of Maacah daughter of King Talmai of Geshur;…

Cross References
1 Samuel 25:42
So Abigail hurried and got on a donkey, and attended by five of her maidens, she followed David's messengers and became his wife.

1 Samuel 25:43
David had also married Ahinoam of Jezreel. So she and Abigail were both his wives.

2 Samuel 13:1
After some time, David's son Amnon fell in love with Tamar, the beautiful sister of David's son Absalom.

2 Samuel 15:7
After four years had passed, Absalom said to the king, "Please let me go to Hebron to fulfill a vow I have made to the LORD.

1 Chronicles 3:1
These were the sons of David who were born to him in Hebron: The firstborn was Amnon by Ahinoam of Jezreel; the second was Daniel by Abigail of Carmel;


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 unto him in Hebron; the firstborn Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess; the second Daniel, of Abigail the Carmelitess: …

Amnon

2 Samuel 13:1-29
And it came to pass after this, that Absalom the son of David had a fair sister, whose name was Tamar; and Amnon the son of David loved her…

Genesis 49:3,4
Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power: …

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.)

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And sons
בָּנִ֖ים (bā·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1121: A son

were born
וַיִּוָּלְד֧וּ‪‬ (way·yiw·wā·lə·ḏū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage

to David
לְדָוִ֛ד (lə·ḏā·wiḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

in Hebron:
בְּחֶבְר֑וֹן (bə·ḥeḇ·rō·wn)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 2275: Hebron -- 'association, league', a city in southern Judah

His firstborn
בְכוֹרוֹ֙ (ḇə·ḵō·w·rōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1060: Firstborn, chief

was
וַיְהִ֤י (way·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

Amnon,
אַמְנ֔וֹן (’am·nō·wn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 550: Amnon -- 'faithful', two Israelites

by Ahinoam
לַאֲחִינֹ֖עַם (la·’ă·ḥî·nō·‘am)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 293: Ahinoam -- 'my brother is delight', two Israelite women

of Jezreel;
הַיִּזְרְעֵאלִֽת׃ (hay·yiz·rə·‘ê·liṯ)
Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3159: A Jezreelitess


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