2 Samuel 3:25
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English Standard Version
You know that Abner the son of Ner came to deceive you and to know your going out and your coming in, and to know all that you are doing.”

King James Bible
Thou knowest Abner the son of Ner, that he came to deceive thee, and to know thy going out and thy coming in, and to know all that thou doest.

American Standard Version
Thou knowest Abner the son of Ner, that he came to deceive thee, and to know thy going out and thy coming in, and to know all that thou doest.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Knowest thou not Abner the son of Ner, that to this end he came to thee, that he might deceive thee, and to know thy going out, and thy coming in, and to know all thou dost?

English Revised Version
Thou knowest Abner the son of Ner, that he came to deceive thee, and to know thy going out and thy coming in, and to know all that thou doest.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou knowest Abner the son of Ner, that he came to deceive thee, and to know thy going-out and thy coming-in, and to know all that thou doest.

2 Samuel 3:25 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Abner had spoken in the same way in the ears of Benjamin. He spoke to the Benjaminites more especially, because the existing royal family belonged to that tribe, and they had reaped many advantages in consequence (vid., 1 Samuel 22:7). The verb היה in the circumstantial clause (2 Samuel 3:17), and the verb וידבּר in 2 Samuel 3:19, which serves as a continuation of the circumstantial clause, must be translated as pluperfects, since Abner's interview with the elders of Israel and with Benjamin preceded his interview with David at Hebron. We may see from Abner's address to the elders, that even among the northern tribes the popular voice had long since decided for David. In 1 Chronicles 12 we have historical proofs of this. The word of Jehovah concerning David, which is mentioned in 2 Samuel 3:18, is not met with anywhere in this precise form in the history of David as it has come down to us. Abner therefore had either some expression used by one of the prophets (Samuel or Gad) in his mind, which he described as the word of Jehovah, or else he regarded the anointing of David by Samuel in accordance with the command of the Lord, and the marvellous success of all that David attempted against the enemies of Israel, as a practical declaration on the part of God, that David, as the appointed successor of Saul, would perform what the Lord had spoken to Samuel concerning Saul (1 Samuel 9:16), but what Saul had not fulfilled on account of his rebellion against the commandments of the Lord.

2 Samuel 3:19-20

When Abner had gained over the elders of Israel and Benjamin to recognise David as king, he went to Hebron to speak in the ears of David "all that had pleased Israel and the whole house of Benjamin," i.e., to make known to him their determination to acknowledge him as king. There went with him twenty men as representatives of all Israel, to confirm Abner's statements by their presence; and David prepared a meal for them all.

2 Samuel 3:25 Parallel Commentaries

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that he came

2 Samuel 3:27 And when Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside in the gate to speak with him quietly...

2 Kings 18:32 Until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of corn and wine, a land of bread and vineyards...

John 7:12,47 And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, No...

Romans 2:1 Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are that judge: for wherein you judge another, you condemn yourself...

and to know

2 Samuel 10:3 And the princes of the children of Ammon said to Hanun their lord, Think you that David does honor your father...

Genesis 42:9,12,16 And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said to them, You are spies...

Numbers 27:17 Which may go out before them, and which may go in before them, and which may lead them out, and which may bring them in...

Deuteronomy 28:6 Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.

1 Samuel 29:4-6 And the princes of the Philistines were wroth with him; and the princes of the Philistines said to him, Make this fellow return...

Psalm 121:8 The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even for ever more.

Isaiah 37:28 But I know your stayed, and your going out, and your coming in, and your rage against me.

Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:6
Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.

1 Samuel 29:6
Then Achish called David and said to him, "As the LORD lives, you have been honest, and to me it seems right that you should march out and in with me in the campaign. For I have found nothing wrong in you from the day of your coming to me to this day. Nevertheless, the lords do not approve of you.

2 Samuel 3:24
Then Joab went to the king and said, "What have you done? Behold, Abner came to you. Why is it that you have sent him away, so that he is gone?

2 Samuel 3:26
When Joab came out from David's presence, he sent messengers after Abner, and they brought him back from the cistern of Sirah. But David did not know about it.

Isaiah 37:28
"'I know your sitting down and your going out and coming in, and your raging against me.

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