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2 Samuel 2:17 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And the battle was very sore that day: and Abner was beaten, and the men of Israel, before the servants of David.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And there was a very sore battle that day; and Abner was beaten, and the men of Israel, before the servants of David.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— That day the battle was very severe, and Abner and the men of Israel were beaten before the servants of David.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And there was a very severe battle that day; and Abner was defeated, and the men of Israel, before the servants of David.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the battle that day was very severe; and Abner and the men of Israel were routed before the servants of David.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— So the battle became exceeding obstinate, on that day,—and Abner and the men of Israel were defeated before the servants of David.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and the battle is very hard on that day, and Abner is smitten, and the men of Israel, before the servants of David.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And there was a very fierce battle that day: and Abner was put to flight, with the men of Israel, by the servants of David.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And there was a very sore battell that day: and Abner was beaten, and the men of Israel, before the seruants of Dauid.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the battle was very severe on that day; and Abner{gr.Abenner} and the men of Israel were worsted before the servants of David.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And there was a very sore battle that day; and Avner was beaten, and the men of Yisrael, before the servants of Dawid.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And there was x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
a very 3966
{3966} Prime
מְאֹד
m@`od
{meh-ode'}
From the same as H0181; properly vehemence, that is, (with or without preposition) vehemently; by implication wholly, speedily, etc. (often with other words as an intensive or superlative; especially when repeated).
x5704
(5704) Complement
עַד
`ad
{ad}
Properly the same as H5703 (used as a preposition, adverb or conjugation; especially with a preposition); as far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with).
sore 7186
{7186} Prime
קָשֶׁה
qasheh
{kaw-sheh'}
From H7185; severe (in various applications).
battle 4421
{4421} Prime
מִלְחָמָה
milchamah
{mil-khaw-maw'}
From H3898 (in the sense of fighting); a battle (that is, the engagement); generally war (that is, warfare).
that x1931
(1931) Complement
הוּא
huw'
{hoo}
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
day; 3117
{3117} Prime
יוֹם
yowm
{yome}
From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figuratively (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially).
and Avnr אַבנֵר 74
{0074} Prime
אַבְנֵר
'Abner
{ab-nare'}
From H0001 and H5216; father of light (that is, enlightening); Abner, an Israelite.
was beaten, 5062
{5062} Prime
נגף
nagaph
{naw-gaf'}
A primitive root; to push, gore, defeat, stub (the toe), inflict (a disease).
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
and the men y582
[0582] Standard
אֱנוֹשׁ
'enowsh
{en-oshe'}
From H0605; properly a mortal (and thus differeing from the more dignified H0120); hence a man in general (singly or collectively). It is often unexpressed in the English Version, especially when used in apposition with another word.
x376
(0376) Complement
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
of Yi$rl יִשׂרָאֵל, 3478
{3478} Prime
יִשְׂרָאֵל
Yisra'el
{yis-raw-ale'}
From H8280 and H0410; he will rule as God; Jisrael, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity.
before 6440
{6440} Prime
פָּנִים
paniym
{paw-neem'}
Plural (but always used as a singular) of an unused noun (פָּנֶה paneh, {paw-neh'}; from H6437); the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.).
the servants 5650
{5650} Prime
עֶבֶד
`ebed
{eh'-bed}
From H5647; a servant.
of Dwi דָּוִד. 1732
{1732} Prime
דָּוִד
David
{daw-veed'}
From the same as H1730; loving; David, the youngest son of Jesse.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Samuel 2:17

And there was a very sore battle that day; and Abner was beaten, and the men of Israel, (k) before the servants of David.

(k) After that these four and twenty were slain.

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2 Samuel 3:1 Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: but David waxed stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker.
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