2 Samuel 3:9
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New Living Translation
May God strike me and even kill me if I don't do everything I can to help David get what the LORD has promised him!

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:

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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
1 Samuel 15:28
And Samuel said to him, "The LORD has torn the kingdom of Israel from you today and has given it to someone else--one who is better than you.

1 Kings 19:2
So Jezebel sent this message to Elijah: "May the gods strike me and even kill me if by this time tomorrow I have not killed you just as you killed them."

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