2 Samuel 3:1
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English Standard Version
There was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David. And David grew stronger and stronger, while the house of Saul became weaker and weaker.

King James Bible
Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: but David waxed stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker.

American Standard Version
Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: and David waxed stronger and stronger, but the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now there was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: David prospering and growing always stronger and stronger, but the house of Saul decaying daily.

English Revised Version
Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: and David waxed stronger and stronger, but the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: but David grew stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul became weaker and weaker.

2 Samuel 3:1 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Joab replied, "If thou hadst not spoken (i.e., challenged to single combat, 2 Samuel 2:14), the people would have gone away in the morning, every one from his brother," i.e., there would have been no such fratricidal conflict at all. The first כּי introduces the substance of the oath, as in 1 Samuel 25:34; the second gives greater force to it (vid., Ewald, 330, b.). Thus Joab threw all the blame of the fight upon Abner, because he had been the instigator of the single combat; and as that was not decisive, and was so bloody in its character, the two armies had felt obliged to fight it out. But he then commanded the trumpet to be blown for a halt, and the pursuit to be closed.

2 Samuel 3:1 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

long war

1 Kings 14:30 And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all their days.

1 Kings 15:16,32 And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days...

between

Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; it shall bruise your head...

Psalm 45:3-5 Gird your sword on your thigh, O most mighty, with your glory and your majesty...

Matthew 10:35,36 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother...

Galatians 5:17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other...

Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers...

David waxed

2 Samuel 2:17 And there was a very sore battle that day; and Abner was beaten, and the men of Israel, before the servants of David.

Esther 6:13 And Haman told Zeresh his wife and all his friends every thing that had befallen him. Then said his wise men and Zeresh his wife to him...

Job 8:7 Though your beginning was small, yet your latter end should greatly increase.

Job 17:9 The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that has clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.

Psalm 84:7 They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appears before God.

Proverbs 4:18,19 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more and more to the perfect day...

Daniel 2:34,35,44,45 You saw till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image on his feet that were of iron and clay...

Revelation 6:2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given to him: and he went forth conquering...

Cross References
2 Samuel 2:17
And the battle was very fierce that day. And Abner and the men of Israel were beaten before the servants of David.

2 Samuel 2:28
So Joab blew the trumpet, and all the men stopped and pursued Israel no more, nor did they fight anymore.

2 Samuel 5:10
And David became greater and greater, for the LORD, the God of hosts, was with him.

2 Samuel 22:44
"You delivered me from strife with my people; you kept me as the head of the nations; people whom I had not known served me.

1 Kings 14:30
And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam continually.

1 Chronicles 11:9
And David became greater and greater, for the LORD of hosts was with him.

Esther 9:4
For Mordecai was great in the king's house, and his fame spread throughout all the provinces, for the man Mordecai grew more and more powerful.

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