New Living Translation
So everyone in Judah and all Israel understood that David was not responsible for Abner's murder.
King James Bible
For all the people and all Israel understood that day that it was not of the king to slay Abner the son of Ner.
Darby Bible Translation
And all the people and all Israel understood that day that it was not of the king to put Abner the son of Ner to death.
World English Bible
So all the people and all Israel understood that day that it was not of the king to kill Abner the son of Ner.
Young's Literal Translation
and all the people know, even all Israel, in that day, that it hath not been from the king -- to put to death Abner son of Ner.
2 Samuel 3:37 Parallel
Commentary2 Samuel 3:37 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
1 Samuel 14:50
Saul's wife was Ahinoam, the daughter of Ahimaaz. The commander of Saul's army was Abner, the son of Saul's uncle Ner.
2 Samuel 3:36
This pleased the people very much. In fact, everything the king did pleased them!
2 Samuel 3:38
Then King David said to his officials, "Don't you realize that a great commander has fallen today in Israel?
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