New Living Translation
Joab rushed to the king and demanded, "What have you done? What do you mean by letting Abner get away?
King James Bible
Then Joab came to the king, and said, What hast thou done? behold, Abner came unto thee; why is it that thou hast sent him away, and he is quite gone?
Darby Bible Translation
Then Joab came to the king, and said, What hast thou done? behold, Abner came to thee; why is it that thou hast sent him away, and he is gone?
World English Bible
Then Joab came to the king, and said, "What have you done? Behold, Abner came to you. Why is it that you have sent him away, and he is quite gone?
Young's Literal Translation
And Joab cometh unto the king, and saith, 'What hast thou done? lo, Abner hath come unto thee! why is this -- thou hast sent him away, and he is really gone?
2 Samuel 3:24 Parallel
Commentary2 Samuel 3:24 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 3:23
When Joab arrived, he was told that Abner had just been there visiting the king and had been sent away in safety.
2 Samuel 3:25
You know perfectly well that he came to spy on you and find out everything you're doing!"
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