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
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;
Darby Bible Translation
So do God to Abner, and more also, if, as Jehovah has sworn to David, I do not so 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:
2 Samuel 3:9 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Except, as the Lord hath sworn to David - And why did he not do this before, when he knew that God had given the kingdom to David? Was he not now, according to his own concession, fighting against God?
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
So do God
as the Lord
as the Lord
LibraryThe 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
1 Samuel 15:28
Samuel said to him, "The LORD has torn the kingdom of Israel from you today and has given it to one of your neighbors--to one better than you.
1 Kings 19:2
So Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah to say, "May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely, if by this time tomorrow I do not make your life like that of one of them."
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