2 Samuel 3:34
New International Version
Your hands were not bound, your feet were not fettered. You fell as one falls before the wicked." And all the people wept over him again.

New Living Translation
Your hands were not bound; your feet were not chained. No, you were murdered--the victim of a wicked plot." All the people wept again for Abner.

English Standard Version
Your hands were not bound; your feet were not fettered; as one falls before the wicked you have fallen.” And all the people wept again over him.

Berean Study Bible
Your hands were not bound, your feet were not fettered. As a man falls before the wicked, so also you fell.” And all the people wept over him even more.

New American Standard Bible
"Your hands were not bound, nor your feet put in fetters; As one falls before the wicked, you have fallen." And all the people wept again over him.

King James Bible
Thy hands were not bound, nor thy feet put into fetters: as a man falleth before wicked men, so fellest thou. And all the people wept again over him.

Christian Standard Bible
Your hands were not bound, your feet not placed in bronze shackles. You fell like one who falls victim to criminals. And all the people wept over him even more.

Contemporary English Version
No one tied your hands or chained your feet, yet you died as a victim of murderers. Everyone started crying again.

Good News Translation
His hands were not tied, And his feet were not bound; He died like someone killed by criminals!" And the people wept for him again.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your hands were not bound, your feet not placed in bronze shackles. You fell like one who falls victim to criminals. And all the people wept over him even more.

International Standard Version
Your hands were not bound, nor were your feet in irons. As one falls before the wicked, you have fallen." Then all the people cried again because of him.

NET Bible
Your hands were not bound, and your feet were not put into irons. You fell the way one falls before criminals." All the people wept over him again.

New Heart English Bible
Your hands were not bound in chains, your feet were not put into fetters. As a man falls before the ruthless, so you fell." All the people wept again over him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Your hands were not tied. Your feet were not chained. You fell as one falls in front of wicked men. And all the people continued to cry for him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thy hands were not bound, nor thy feet put into fetters; As a man falleth before the children of iniquity, so didst thou fall. And all the people wept again over him.

New American Standard 1977
“Your hands were not bound, nor your feet put in fetters; As one falls before the wicked, you have fallen.”And all the people wept again over him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thy hands were not bound nor thy feet put into fetters. Thou didst fall as a man falls before wicked men. And all the people wept again over him.

King James 2000 Bible
Your hands were not bound, nor your feet put into fetters: as a man falls before wicked men, so fell you. And all the people wept again over him.

American King James Version
Your hands were not bound, nor your feet put into fetters: as a man falls before wicked men, so fell you. And all the people wept again over him.

American Standard Version
Thy hands were not bound, nor thy feet put into fetters: As a man falleth before the children of iniquity, so didst thou fall. And all the people wept again over him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thy hands were not bound, and thy feet were not put in fetters: one brought thee not near as Nabal; thou didst fall before children of iniquity.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thy hands were not bound, nor thy feet laden with fetters: but as men fall before the children of iniquity, so didst thou fall. And all the people repeating it wept over him.

Darby Bible Translation
Thy hands were not bound, Nor thy feet put into fetters; As a man falleth before wicked men, Fellest thou! And all the people wept again over him.

English Revised Version
Thy hands were not bound, nor thy feet put into fetters: as a man falleth before the children of iniquity, so didst thou fall. And all the people wept again over him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thy hands were not bound, nor thy feet put into fetters: as a man falleth before wicked men, so fellest thou. And all the people wept again over him.

World English Bible
Your hands were not bound, nor your feet put into fetters. As a man falls before the children of iniquity, so you fell." All the people wept again over him.

Young's Literal Translation
Thy hands not bound, And thy feet to fetters not brought nigh! As one falling before sons of evil -- Thou hast fallen!' and all the people add to weep over him.
Study Bible
David Mourns for Abner
33And the king sang this lament for Abner: “Should Abner die the death of a fool? 34Your hands were not bound, your feet were not fettered. As a man falls before the wicked, so also you fell.” And all the people wept over him even more. 35Then all the people came and urged David to eat something while it was still day, but David took an oath, saying, “May God punish me, and ever so severely, if I taste bread or anything else before the sun sets!”…
Cross References
2 Samuel 3:33
And the king sang this lament for Abner: "Should Abner die the death of a fool?

2 Samuel 3:35
Then all the people came and urged David to eat something while it was still day, but David took an oath, saying, "May God punish me, and ever so severely, if I taste bread or anything else before the sun sets!"

Ezekiel 32:16
This is the lament they will chant for her; the daughters of the nations will chant it. Over Egypt and all her multitudes they will chant it, declares the Lord GOD."

Treasury of Scripture

Your hands were not bound, nor your feet put into fetters: as a man falls before wicked men, so fell you. And all the people wept again over him.

Judges 16:21
But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass; and he did grind in the prison house.

Psalm 107:10,11
Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron; …

wicked men [heb] children of iniquity

Job 24:14
The murderer rising with the light killeth the poor and needy, and in the night is as a thief.

Hosea 6:9
And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness.

wept

2 Samuel 1:12
And they mourned, and wept, and fasted until even, for Saul, and for Jonathan his son, and for the people of the LORD, and for the house of Israel; because they were fallen by the sword.







Lexicon
Your hands
יָדֶ֣ךָ (yā·ḏe·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

were not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

bound,
אֲסֻר֗וֹת (’ă·su·rō·wṯ)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 631: To yoke, hitch, to fasten, to join battle

your feet
וְרַגְלֶ֙יךָ֙ (wə·raḡ·le·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - fdc | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7272: A foot, a step, the pudenda

were not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

fettered.
לִנְחֻשְׁתַּ֣יִם (lin·ḥuš·ta·yim)
Preposition-l | Noun - fd
Strong's Hebrew 5178: Copper, something made of that metal, coin, a fetter, base

As a man falls
כִּנְפ֛וֹל (kin·p̄ō·wl)
Preposition-k | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5307: To fall, lie

before
לִפְנֵ֥י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

the wicked,
עַוְלָ֖ה (‘aw·lāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5766: Injustice, unrighteousness

[so also] you fell.”
נָפָ֑לְתָּ (nā·p̄ā·lə·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5307: To fall, lie

And all
כָל־ (ḵāl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the people
הָעָ֖ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

wept
לִבְכּ֥וֹת (liḇ·kō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 1058: To weep, to bemoan

over him
עָלָֽיו׃ (‘ā·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

even more.
וַיֹּסִ֥פוּ (way·yō·si·p̄ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3254: To add, augment
(34) Thy hands were not bound.--The people were moved greatly by the sight of David's sorrow, but still more by this brief elegy over Abner. The whole circumstances are summed up in a few pregnant words: Abner, so valiant in war, with his hands free for defence, with his feet unfettered, unsuspicious of evil, fell by the treacherous act of a wicked man.

Verse 34. - Thy hands were not bound. Abner had been put to death by Joab for killing Asahel. But there had been no legal process. He had not been brought in fetters before a judge to be tried for the crime alleged, but murdered for private ends. And thus, "As a man falleth before the children of iniquity, so had he fallen," that is, by crime, and not by law. These words s re probably the refrain of the dirge, like those in 2 Samuel 1:19, 25, 27, and were followed by the celebration of Abner's bravery, but they alone are recorded, because they contain the main point. Abner's death was not, like the sentence upon Baanah and Rechab, an act of justice, but one of lawless revenge; and by this poem David proclaimed, not only his innocence, but also his abhorrence of the crime. 3:22-39 Judgments are prepared for such scorners as Abner; but Joab, in what he did, acted wickedly. David laid Abner's murder deeply to heart, and in many ways expressed his detestation of it. The guilt of blood brings a curse upon families: if men do not avenge it, God will. It is a sad thing to die like a fool, as they do that any way shorten their own days, and those who make no provision for another world. Who would be fond of power, when a man may have the name of it, and must be accountable for it, yet is hampered in the use of it? David ought to have done his duty, and then trusted God with the issue. Carnal policy spared Joab. The Son of David may long delay, but never fails to punish impenitent sinners. He who now reigns upon the throne of David, has a kingdom of a nobler kind. Whatever He doeth, is noticed by all his willing people, and is pleasing to them.
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