2 Samuel 3:30
New International Version
(Joab and his brother Abishai murdered Abner because he had killed their brother Asahel in the battle at Gibeon.)

New Living Translation
So Joab and his brother Abishai killed Abner because Abner had killed their brother Asahel at the battle of Gibeon.

English Standard Version
So Joab and Abishai his brother killed Abner, because he had put their brother Asahel to death in the battle at Gibeon.

Berean Study Bible
(Joab and his brother Abishai murdered Abner because he had killed their brother Asahel in the battle at Gibeon.)

King James Bible
So Joab and Abishai his brother slew Abner, because he had slain their brother Asahel at Gibeon in the battle.

New King James Version
So Joab and Abishai his brother killed Abner, because he had killed their brother Asahel at Gibeon in the battle.

New American Standard Bible
So Joab and his brother Abishai killed Abner because he had put their brother Asahel to death in the battle at Gibeon.

NASB 1995
So Joab and Abishai his brother killed Abner because he had put their brother Asahel to death in the battle at Gibeon.

NASB 1977
So Joab and Abishai his brother killed Abner because he had put their brother Asahel to death in the battle at Gibeon.

Amplified Bible
So Joab and Abishai his brother murdered Abner because he had killed their brother Asahel in the battle at Gibeon.

Christian Standard Bible
Joab and his brother Abishai killed Abner because he had put their brother Asahel to death in the battle at Gibeon.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Joab and his brother Abishai killed Abner because he had put their brother Asahel to death in the battle at Gibeon.

American Standard Version
So Joab and Abishai his brother slew Abner, because he had killed their brother Asahel at Gibeon in the battle.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yuab and Abishai his brother killed Abnir because he had killed Shayel their brother in Gebuun in battle

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For Joab and Abessa his brother laid wait continually for Abenner, because he slew Asael their brother at Gabaon in the battle.

Contemporary English Version
Joab and his brother Abishai killed Abner because he had killed their brother Asahel in the battle at Gibeon.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So Joab and Abisai his brother slew Abner, because he had killed their brother Asael at Gabaon in the battle.

English Revised Version
So Joab and Abishai his brother slew Abner, because he had killed their brother Asahel at Gibeon in the battle.

Good News Translation
So Joab and his brother Abishai took revenge on Abner for killing their brother Asahel in the battle at Gibeon.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
(Joab and his brother Abishai killed Abner because he had killed their brother Asahel in the battle at Gibeon.)

International Standard Version
He said this because Joab and his brother Abishai murdered Abner after he had killed their brother Asahel in the battle at Gibeon.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So Joab and Abishai his brother slew Abner, because he had killed their brother Asahel at Gibeon in the battle.

Literal Standard Version
And Joab and his brother Abishai slew Abner because that he put their brother Asahel to death in Gibeon, in battle.

NET Bible
So Joab and his brother Abishai killed Abner, because he had killed their brother Asahel in Gibeon during the battle.

New Heart English Bible
So Joab and Abishai his brother killed Abner, because he had killed their brother Asahel at Gibeon in the battle.

World English Bible
So Joab and Abishai his brother killed Abner, because he had killed their brother Asahel at Gibeon in the battle.

Young's Literal Translation
And Joab and Abishai his brother slew Abner because that he put to death Asahel their brother, in Gibeon, in battle.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Joab Murders Abner
29May it whirl over the heads of Joab and the entire house of his father, and may the house of Joab never be without one having a discharge or skin disease, or one who leans on a staff or falls by the sword or lacks food.” 30(Joab and his brother Abishai murdered Abner because he had killed their brother Asahel in the battle at Gibeon.)

Cross References
2 Samuel 2:23
But Asahel refused to turn away; so Abner thrust the butt of his spear into his stomach, and it came out his back, and he fell dead on the spot. And every man paused when he came to the place where Asahel had fallen and died.

2 Samuel 20:8
And while they were at the great stone in Gibeon, Amasa joined them. Now Joab was dressed in military attire, with a dagger strapped to his belt. And as he stepped forward, he slipped the dagger from its sheath.


Treasury of Scripture

So Joab, and Abishai his brother slew Abner, because he had slain their brother Asahel at Gibeon in the battle.

slew Abner

Proverbs 28:17
A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him.

Acts 28:4
And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live.

because

2 Samuel 2:19-23
And Asahel pursued after Abner; and in going he turned not to the right hand nor to the left from following Abner…









(30) Slew . . . had slain.--The words are different in Hebrew, the former denoting violence. Translate the latter had put to death. By this strong disapproval of Joab's act, David shows that it was done without his knowledge or consent. He still remains at fault, however, for continuing Joab in his high and responsible position; but this seems to have been the result of inability to inflict proper punishment upon so powerful a subject, an inability which David on his death-bed sought to remedy by his charge to Solomon. (See 2Samuel 3:39; 1Kings 2:5.)

Verse 30. - Joab and Abishai his brother. Nothing is said of Abishai having taken part in the murder, but the words suggest that it was a premeditated act, and that Abishai was privy to it.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
(Joab
וְיוֹאָב֙ (wə·yō·w·’āḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3097: Joab -- 'the LORD is father', three Israelites

and his brother
אָחִ֔יו (’ā·ḥîw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 251: A brother, )

Abishai
וַאֲבִישַׁ֣י (wa·’ă·ḇî·šay)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 52: Abishai -- 'my father is Jesse', an Israelite name

murdered
הָרְג֖וּ (hā·rə·ḡū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 2026: To smite with deadly intent

Abner
לְאַבְנֵ֑ר (lə·’aḇ·nêr)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 74: Abner -- 'my father is a lamp', an Israelite name

because
עַל֩ (‘al)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

he had killed
הֵמִ֜ית (hê·mîṯ)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill

their brother
אֲחִיהֶ֛ם (’ă·ḥî·hem)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 251: A brother, )

Asahel
עֲשָׂהאֵ֧ל (‘ă·śā·h·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 6214: Asahel -- 'God has made', four Israelites

in the battle
בַּמִּלְחָמָֽה׃ (bam·mil·ḥā·māh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4421: A battle, war

at Gibeon.)
בְּגִבְע֖וֹן (bə·ḡiḇ·‘ō·wn)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 1391: Gibeon -- a Levitical city in Benjamin


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