New American Standard Bible
Now Abner had consultation with the elders of Israel, saying, "In times past you were seeking for David to be king over you.
King James Bible
And Abner had communication with the elders of Israel, saying, Ye sought for David in times past to be king over you:
Darby Bible Translation
Now Abner had communicated with the elders of Israel, saying, Ye sought for David aforetime to be king over you;
World English Bible
Abner had communication with the elders of Israel, saying, "In times past, you sought for David to be king over you.
Young's Literal Translation
And the word of Abner was with the elders of Israel, saying, 'Heretofore ye have been seeking David for king over you,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Ye sought for David ... - Compare 1 Samuel 18:5. It was only by Abner's great influence that the elders of Israel had been restrained hitherto from declaring for David, and this accounts for Ish-bosheth's helpless submission to his uncle's dictation.
LibraryOf a Private Fast.
That we may rightly perform a private fast, four things are to be observed:--First, The author; Secondly, The time and occasion; Thirdly, The manner; Fourthly, The ends of private fasting. 1. Of the Author. The first that ordained fasting was God himself in paradise; and it was the first law that God made, in commanding Adam to abstain from eating the forbidden fruit. God would not pronounce nor write his law without fasting (Lev. xxiii), and in his law commands all his people to fast. So does our …
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety
Growth in Grace
1 Samuel 8:4
Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah;
2 Samuel 3:18
"Now then, do it! For the LORD has spoken of David, saying, 'By the hand of My servant David I will save My people Israel from the hand of the Philistines and from the hand of all their enemies.'"
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