2 Samuel 4:1
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New International Version
When Ish-Bosheth son of Saul heard that Abner had died in Hebron, he lost courage, and all Israel became alarmed.

King James Bible
And when Saul's son heard that Abner was dead in Hebron, his hands were feeble, and all the Israelites were troubled.

Darby Bible Translation
And when Saul's son heard that Abner was dead in Hebron, his hands were enfeebled, and all Israel was troubled.

World English Bible
When [Ishbosheth], Saul's son, heard that Abner was dead in Hebron, his hands became feeble, and all the Israelites were troubled.

Young's Literal Translation
And the son of Saul heareth that Abner is dead in Hebron, and his hands are feeble, and all Israel have been troubled.

2 Samuel 4:1 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

All the Israelites were troubled - Abner was their great support; and on him they depended; for it appears that Ish-bosheth was a feeble prince, and had few of those qualities requisite for a sovereign.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

his hands

2 Samuel 17:2 And I will come on him while he is weary and weak handed, and will make him afraid: and all the people that are with him shall flee...

Ezra 4:4 Then the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah, and troubled them in building,

Nehemiah 6:9 For they all made us afraid, saying, Their hands shall be weakened from the work, that it be not done. Now therefore, O God...

Isaiah 13:7 Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart shall melt:

Isaiah 35:3 Strengthen you the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.

Jeremiah 6:24 We have heard the fame thereof: our hands wax feeble: anguish has taken hold of us, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

Jeremiah 50:43 The king of Babylon has heard the report of them, and his hands waxed feeble: anguish took hold of him...

Zephaniah 3:16 In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear you not: and to Zion, Let not your hands be slack.

and all

Matthew 2:2,3 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him...

Library
Samuel
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book[1] of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
2 Samuel 2:8
Meanwhile, Abner son of Ner, the commander of Saul's army, had taken Ish-Bosheth son of Saul and brought him over to Mahanaim.

2 Samuel 3:27
Now when Abner returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside into an inner chamber, as if to speak with him privately. And there, to avenge the blood of his brother Asahel, Joab stabbed him in the stomach, and he died.

Ezra 4:4
Then the peoples around them set out to discourage the people of Judah and make them afraid to go on building.

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