2 Samuel 3:38
New International Version
Then the king said to his men, "Do you not realize that a commander and a great man has fallen in Israel this day?

New Living Translation
Then King David said to his officials, “Don’t you realize that a great commander has fallen today in Israel?

English Standard Version
And the king said to his servants, “Do you not know that a prince and a great man has fallen this day in Israel?

Berean Study Bible
Then the king said to his servants, “Do you not realize that a great prince has fallen today in Israel?

King James Bible
And the king said unto his servants, Know ye not that there is a prince and a great man fallen this day in Israel?

New King James Version
Then the king said to his servants, “Do you not know that a prince and a great man has fallen this day in Israel?

New American Standard Bible
Then the king said to his servants, “Do you not know that a leader and a great man has fallen in Israel this day?

NASB 1995
Then the king said to his servants, "Do you not know that a prince and a great man has fallen this day in Israel?

NASB 1977
Then the king said to his servants, “Do you not know that a prince and a great man has fallen this day in Israel?

Amplified Bible
Then the king said to his servants, “Do you not know that a prince and a great man has fallen this day in Israel?

Christian Standard Bible
Then the king said to his soldiers, “You must know that a great leader has fallen in Israel today.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the king said to his soldiers, "You must know that a great leader has fallen in Israel today.

American Standard Version
And the king said unto his servants, Know ye not that there is a prince and a great man fallen this day in Israel?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the King said: “Do you not know that a great Prince has fallen today from Israel?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the king said to his servants, Know ye not that a great prince is this day fallen in Israel?

Contemporary English Version
David said to his officials, "Don't you realize that today one of Israel's great leaders has died?

Douay-Rheims Bible
The king also said to his servants: Do you not know that a prince and great man is slain this day in Israel?

English Revised Version
And the king said unto his servants, Know ye not that there is a prince and a great man fallen this day in Israel?

Good News Translation
The king said to his officials, "Don't you realize that this day a great leader in Israel has died?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The king said to his officers, "Don't you know that today a leader, a great man, has fallen in Israel?

International Standard Version
The king reminded his staff, "Don't you know that a prince and a great man has fallen today in Israel?

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the king said unto his servants: 'Know ye not that there is a prince and a great man fallen this day in Israel?

Literal Standard Version
And the king says to his servants, “Do you not know that a prince and a great one has fallen this day in Israel?

NET Bible
Then the king said to his servants, "Do you not realize that a great leader has fallen this day in Israel?

New Heart English Bible
The king said to his servants, "Do you not realize that a leader and a great man has fallen this day in Israel?

World English Bible
The king said to his servants, "Don't you know that there a prince and a great man has fallen this day in Israel?

Young's Literal Translation
And the king saith unto his servants, 'Do ye not know that a prince and a great one hath fallen this day in Israel?

Additional Translations ...
Context
David Mourns for Abner
37So on that day all the troops and all Israel were convinced that the king had no part in the murder of Abner son of Ner. 38Then the king said to his servants, “Do you not realize that a great prince has fallen today in Israel? 39And I am weak this day, though anointed as king, and these men, the sons of Zeruiah, are too fierce for me. May the LORD repay the evildoer according to his evil!”…

Cross References
2 Samuel 3:37
So on that day all the troops and all Israel were convinced that the king had no part in the murder of Abner son of Ner.

2 Samuel 3:39
And I am weak this day, though anointed as king, and these men, the sons of Zeruiah, are too fierce for me. May the LORD repay the evildoer according to his evil!"


Treasury of Scripture

And the king said to his servants, Know you not that there is a prince and a great man fallen this day in Israel?

a prince

2 Samuel 3:12
And Abner sent messengers to David on his behalf, saying, Whose is the land? saying also, Make thy league with me, and, behold, my hand shall be with thee, to bring about all Israel unto thee.

2 Samuel 2:8
But Abner the son of Ner, captain of Saul's host, took Ishbosheth the son of Saul, and brought him over to Mahanaim;

1 Samuel 14:50,51
And the name of Saul's wife was Ahinoam, the daughter of Ahimaaz: and the name of the captain of his host was Abner, the son of Ner, Saul's uncle…









Verse 38. - A prince and a great man. David pronounces this high estimate of Abner's worth to his servants, that is, to his officers, and especially to the six hundred mighty men. His conduct is bold and open, and must have greatly humiliated Joab and Abishai. But though the six hundred approved of David's conduct, and respected him for it, yet probably, as Abner had killed Asahel, they would not have consented to any further punishment than the disgrace inflicted on Joab by his being deprived of the command of David's warriors.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then the king
הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

said
וַיֹּ֥אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

his servants,
עֲבָדָ֑יו (‘ă·ḇā·ḏāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5650: Slave, servant

“Do you not
הֲל֣וֹא (hă·lō·w)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

realize
תֵדְע֔וּ (ṯê·ḏə·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 3045: To know

that
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

a great
וְגָד֗וֹל (wə·ḡā·ḏō·wl)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 1419: Great, older, insolent

prince
שַׂ֣ר (śar)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8269: Chieftain, chief, ruler, official, captain, prince

has fallen
נָפַ֛ל (nā·p̄al)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5307: To fall, lie

today
הַיּ֥וֹם (hay·yō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3117: A day

in Israel?
בְּיִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ (bə·yiś·rā·’êl)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc


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