New Living Translation
When Abner and twenty of his men came to Hebron, David entertained them with a great feast.
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.
2 Samuel 3:20 Parallel
Commentary2 Samuel 3:20 Parallel Commentaries
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book 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
2 Samuel 3:19
Abner also spoke with the men of Benjamin. Then he went to Hebron to tell David that all the people of Israel and Benjamin had agreed to support him.
2 Samuel 3:21
Then Abner said to David, "Let me go and call an assembly of all Israel to support my lord the king. They will make a covenant with you to make you their king, and you will rule over everything your heart desires." So David sent Abner safely on his way.
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