2 Samuel 3:9
New International Version
May God deal with Abner, be it ever so severely, if I do not do for David what the LORD promised him on oath

New Living Translation
May God strike me and even kill me if I don't do everything I can to help David get what the LORD has promised him!

English Standard Version
God do so to Abner and more also, if I do not accomplish for David what the LORD has sworn to him,

Berean Study Bible
May God punish Abner, and ever so severely, if I do not do for David as the LORD has sworn to him,

New American Standard Bible
"May God do so to Abner, and more also, if as the LORD has sworn to David, I do not accomplish this for him,

King James Bible
So do God to Abner, and more also, except, as the LORD hath sworn to David, even so I do to him;

Christian Standard Bible
May God punish Abner and do so severely if I don't do for David what the LORD swore to him:

Contemporary English Version
I ask God to punish me if I don't help David get what the LORD promised him!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
May God punish Abner and do so severely if I dont do for David what the LORD swore to him:

International Standard Version
Therefore may God do to me —and more also!—just as the LORD has promised to David, since I'm doing this for him:

NET Bible
God will severely judge Abner if I do not do for David exactly what the LORD has promised him,

New Heart English Bible
God do so to Abner, and more also, if, as the LORD has sworn to David, I do not do even so to him;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
May God strike me dead unless I do for David what the LORD had promised him with an oath:

JPS Tanakh 1917
God do so to Abner, and more also, if, as the LORD hath sworn to David, I do not even so to him;

New American Standard 1977
“May God do so to Abner, and more also, if as the LORD has sworn to David, I do not accomplish this for him,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let God do to Abner and more also unless, as the LORD has sworn to David, so do I unto him,

King James 2000 Bible
So do God to Abner, and more also, except, as the LORD has sworn to David, even so I do to him;

American King James Version
So do God to Abner, and more also, except, as the LORD has sworn to David, even so I do to him;

American Standard Version
God do so to Abner, and more also, if, as Jehovah hath sworn to David, I do not even so to him;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
God do thus and more also to Abenner, if as the Lord swore to David, so do I not to him this day;

Douay-Rheims Bible
So do God to Abner, and more also, unless as the Lord hath sworn to David, so I do to him,

Darby Bible Translation
So do God to Abner, and more also, if, as Jehovah has sworn to David, I do not so to him;

English Revised Version
God do so to Abner, and more also, if, as the LORD hath sworn to David, I do not even so to him;

Webster's Bible Translation
So do God to Abner, and more also, except, as the LORD hath sworn to David, even so I do to him;

World English Bible
God do so to Abner, and more also, if, as Yahweh has sworn to David, I don't do even so to him;

Young's Literal Translation
thus doth God to Abner, and thus He doth add to him, surely as Jehovah hath sworn to David -- surely so I do to him:
Study Bible
Abner Joins David
8Abner was furious over Ish-bosheth’s accusation. “Am I the head of a dog that belongs to Judah?” he asked. “All this time I have been loyal to the house of your father Saul, to his brothers, and to his friends. I have not delivered you into the hand of David, but now you accuse me of wrongdoing with this woman! 9May God punish Abner, and ever so severely, if I do not do for David as the LORD has sworn to him, 10to transfer the kingdom from the house of Saul and to establish the throne of David over Israel and Judah, from Dan to Beersheba.”…
Cross References
1 Samuel 15:28
So Samuel said to him, "The LORD has torn the kingdom of Israel from you today and has given it to your neighbor who is better than you.

1 Kings 19:2
So Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, "May the gods deal with me, and ever so severely, if by this time tomorrow I do not make your life like the lives of those you killed!"

Treasury of Scripture

So do God to Abner, and more also, except, as the LORD has sworn to David, even so I do to him;

So do God

2 Samuel 3:35
And when all the people came to cause David to eat meat while it was yet day, David sware, saying, So do God to me, and more also, if I taste bread, or ought else, till the sun be down.

2 Samuel 19:13
And say ye to Amasa, Art thou not of my bone, and of my flesh? God do so to me, and more also, if thou be not captain of the host before me continually in the room of Joab.

Ruth 1:17
Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the LORD do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.

as the Lord

1 Samuel 3:17
And he said, What is the thing that the LORD hath said unto thee? I pray thee hide it not from me: God do so to thee, and more also, if thou hide any thing from me of all the things that he said unto thee.

1 Samuel 14:44
And Saul answered, God do so and more also: for thou shalt surely die, Jonathan.

1 Samuel 25:22
So and more also do God unto the enemies of David, if I leave of all that pertain to him by the morning light any that pisseth against the wall.

as the Lord

1 Samuel 15:28
And Samuel said unto him, The LORD hath rent the kingdom of Israel from thee this day, and hath given it to a neighbour of thine, that is better than thou.

1 Samuel 16:1-13
And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons…

1 Samuel 28:17
And the LORD hath done to him, as he spake by me: for the LORD hath rent the kingdom out of thine hand, and given it to thy neighbour, even to David:







Lexicon
May God
אֱלֹהִים֙ (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

punish
כֹּֽה־ (kōh-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3541: Like this, thus, here, now

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

and ever so
וְכֹ֖ה (wə·ḵōh)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3541: Like this, thus, here, now

severely,
יֹסִ֣יף (yō·sîp̄)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3254: To add, augment

if
כִּ֗י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

I do not do
אֶֽעֱשֶׂה־ (’e·‘ĕ·śeh-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

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

as
כַּאֲשֶׁ֨ר (ka·’ă·šer)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

the LORD
יְהוָה֙ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

has sworn to him,
נִשְׁבַּ֤ע (niš·ba‘)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7650: To seven oneself, swear
(9) So do God to Abner.--The anger of Abner culminates in a solemn oath to transfer the kingdom to David, "as the Lord hath sworn to him." There is no record of a Divine oath to give the kingdom to David, but the prophetic declaration that God's choice of him was unalterable (1Samuel 15:29) may well have been considered to have the force of an oath. Abner does not propose to do this in order to fulfil the Divine will, for his words show that he had been acting hitherto in conscious opposition to that will, but to revenge himself for the insult now offered him. He had doubtless also become satisfied of his master's entire unfitness for the throne, and his power over Israel opened before him the prospect of high preferment from David.

Verse 9. - As the Lord hath sworn to David. This not only shows that the prophetic promise of the kingdom to David was generally known (see note on 2 Samuel 1:2), but that Abner regarded it as solemnly ratified. There is no express mention of any such oath, but Abner was a man of strong words, and possibly only meant that Jehovah's purpose was becoming evident by the course of events. 3:7-21 Many, like Abner, are not above committing base crimes, who are too proud to bear reproof, or even the suspicion of being guilty. While men go on in sin, and apparently without concern, they are often conscious that they are fighting against God. Many mean to serve their own purposes; and will betray those who trust them, when they can get any advantage. Yet the Lord serves his own designs, even by those who are thus actuated by revenge, ambition, or lust; but as they intend not to honour him, in the end they will be thrown aside with contempt. There was real generosity both to Michal and to the memory of Saul, in David's receiving the former, remembering probably how once he owed his life to her affection, and knowing that she was separated from him partly by her father's authority. Let no man set his heart on that which he is not entitled to. If any disagreement has separated husband and wife, as they expect the blessing of God, let them be reconciled, and live together in love.
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