2 Samuel 3:20
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New International Version
When Abner, who had twenty men with him, came to David at Hebron, David prepared a feast for him and his men.

King James Bible
So Abner came to David to Hebron, and twenty men with him. And David made Abner and the men that were with him a feast.

Darby Bible Translation
So Abner came to David to Hebron, and twenty men with him. And David made Abner and the men that were with him a repast.

World English Bible
So Abner came to David to Hebron, and twenty men with him. David made Abner and the men who were with him a feast.

Young's Literal Translation
and Abner cometh in unto David, to Hebron, and with him twenty men, and David maketh for Abner, and for the men who are with him, a banquet.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The Lord hath spoken of David - Where is this spoken? Such a promise is not extant. Perhaps it means no more than, "Thus, it may be presumed, God hath determined."

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

David

Genesis 26:30 And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink.

Genesis 31:54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice on the mount, and called his brothers to eat bread: and they did eat bread...

Esther 1:3 In the third year of his reign, he made a feast to all his princes and his servants; the power of Persia and Media...

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The King --Continued.
The years thus well begun are, in the historical books, characterized mainly by three events, namely, the bringing up of the ark to the newly won city of David, Nathan's prophecy of the perpetual dominion of his house, and his victories over the surrounding nations. These three hinges of the narrative are all abundantly illustrated in the psalms. As to the first, we have relics of the joyful ceremonial connected with it in two psalms, the fifteenth and twenty-fourth, which are singularly alike not
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David

A Believer's Privilege at Death
'For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.' Phil 1:1I. Hope is a Christian's anchor, which he casts within the veil. Rejoicing in hope.' Rom 12:12. A Christian's hope is not in this life, but he hash hope in his death.' Prov 14:42. The best of a saint's comfort begins when his life ends; but the wicked have all their heaven here. Woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.' Luke 6:64. You may make your acquittance, and write Received in full payment.' Son, remember that
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Cross References
2 Samuel 3:19
Abner also spoke to the Benjamites in person. Then he went to Hebron to tell David everything that Israel and the whole tribe of Benjamin wanted to do.

2 Samuel 3:21
Then Abner said to David, "Let me go at once and assemble all Israel for my lord the king, so that they may make a covenant with you, and that you may rule over all that your heart desires." So David sent Abner away, and he went in peace.

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