2 Samuel 21:2
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
7121 [e]וַיִּקְרָ֥א
way-yiq-rā
So calledConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
4428 [e]הַמֶּ֛לֶךְ
ham-me-leḵ
the kingArt | N-ms
1393 [e]לַגִּבְעֹנִ֖ים
lag-giḇ-‘ō-nîm
the GibeonitesPrep-l, Art | N-proper-mp
559 [e]וַיֹּ֣אמֶר
way-yō-mer
and spokeConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
413 [e]אֲלֵיהֶ֑ם
’ă-lê-hem;
to themPrep | 3mp
1393 [e]וְהַגִּבְעֹנִ֞ים
wə-hag-giḇ-‘ō-nîm
and the GibeonitesConj-w, Art | N-proper-mp
3808 [e]לֹ֣א
notAdv-NegPrt
1121 [e]מִבְּנֵ֧י
mib-bə-nê
of the sonsPrep-m | N-mpc
3478 [e]יִשְׂרָאֵ֣ל
yiś-rā-’êl
of IsraelN-proper-ms
1992 [e]הֵ֗מָּה
hêm-māh,
werePro-3mp
3588 [e]כִּ֚י
forConj
518 [e]אִם־
’im-
butConj
3499 [e]מִיֶּ֣תֶר
mî-ye-ṯer
of the remnantPrep-m | N-msc
567 [e]הָאֱמֹרִ֔י
hā-’ĕ-mō-rî,
of the AmoritesArt | N-proper-ms
1121 [e]וּבְנֵ֤י
ū-ḇə-nê
and the sonsConj-w | N-mpc
3478 [e]יִשְׂרָאֵל֙
yiś-rā-’êl
of IsraelN-proper-ms
7650 [e]נִשְׁבְּע֣וּ
niš-bə-‘ū
had sworn protectionV-Nifal-Perf-3cp
1992 [e]לָהֶ֔ם
lā-hem,
to themPrep-l | Pro-3mp
1245 [e]וַיְבַקֵּ֤שׁ
way-ḇaq-qêš
but had soughtConj-w | V-Piel-ConsecImperf-3ms
7586 [e]שָׁאוּל֙
šā-’ūl
SaulN-proper-ms
5221 [e]לְהַכֹּתָ֔ם
lə-hak-kō-ṯām,
to kill themPrep-l | V-Hifil-Inf | 3mp
7065 [e]בְּקַנֹּאת֥וֹ
bə-qan-nō-ṯōw
in his zealPrep-b | V-Piel-Inf | 3ms
1121 [e]לִבְנֵֽי־
liḇ-nê-
for the sonsPrep-l | N-mpc
3478 [e]יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל
yiś-rā-’êl
of IsraelN-proper-ms
3063 [e]וִיהוּדָֽה׃
wî-hū-ḏāh.
and JudahConj-w | N-proper-ms









Hebrew Texts
שמואל ב 21:2 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיִּקְרָ֥א הַמֶּ֛לֶךְ לַגִּבְעֹנִ֖ים וַיֹּ֣אמֶר אֲלֵיהֶ֑ם וְהַגִּבְעֹנִ֞ים לֹ֣א מִבְּנֵ֧י יִשְׂרָאֵ֣ל הֵ֗מָּה כִּ֚י אִם־מִיֶּ֣תֶר הָאֱמֹרִ֔י וּבְנֵ֤י יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ נִשְׁבְּע֣וּ לָהֶ֔ם וַיְבַקֵּ֤שׁ שָׁאוּל֙ לְהַכֹּתָ֔ם בְּקַנֹּאתֹ֥ו לִבְנֵֽי־יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל וִיהוּדָֽה׃

שמואל ב 21:2 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויקרא המלך לגבענים ויאמר אליהם והגבענים לא מבני ישראל המה כי אם־מיתר האמרי ובני ישראל נשבעו להם ויבקש שאול להכתם בקנאתו לבני־ישראל ויהודה׃

שמואל ב 21:2 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויקרא המלך לגבענים ויאמר אליהם והגבענים לא מבני ישראל המה כי אם־מיתר האמרי ובני ישראל נשבעו להם ויבקש שאול להכתם בקנאתו לבני־ישראל ויהודה׃

שמואל ב 21:2 Hebrew Bible
ויקרא המלך לגבענים ויאמר אליהם והגבענים לא מבני ישראל המה כי אם מיתר האמרי ובני ישראל נשבעו להם ויבקש שאול להכתם בקנאתו לבני ישראל ויהודה׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
So the king called the Gibeonites and spoke to them (now the Gibeonites were not of the sons of Israel but of the remnant of the Amorites, and the sons of Israel made a covenant with them, but Saul had sought to kill them in his zeal for the sons of Israel and Judah).

King James Bible
And the king called the Gibeonites, and said unto them; (now the Gibeonites were not of the children of Israel, but of the remnant of the Amorites; and the children of Israel had sworn unto them: and Saul sought to slay them in his zeal to the children of Israel and Judah.)

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Gibeonites were not Israelites but rather a remnant of the Amorites. The Israelites had taken an oath concerning them, but Saul had tried to kill them in his zeal for the Israelites and Judah. So David summoned the Gibeonites and spoke to them.
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