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2 Samuel 2:31 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But the servants of David had smitten of Benjamin, and of Abner's men, [so that] three hundred and threescore men died.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But the servants of David had smitten of Benjamin, and of Abner's men, [so that] three hundred and threescore men died.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— But the servants of David had struck down many of Benjamin and Abner’s men, [so that] three hundred and sixty men died.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But the servants of David had smitten of Benjamin, and of Abner's men, [so that] three hundred and sixty men died.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the servants of David had smitten of Benjamin, and of Abner's men, three hundred and sixty men, who had died.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— but, the servants of David, had smitten of Benjamin, of the men of Abner,—[so that] three hundred and sixty men, had died.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and the servants of David have smitten of Benjamin, even among the men of Abner, three hundred and sixty men—they died.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But the servants of David had killed of Benjamin, and of the men that were with Abner, three hundred and sixty, who all died.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But the seruants of Dauid had smitten of Beniamin and of Abners men, [so that] three hundred and threescore men died.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the servants of David smote of the children of Benjamin, of the men of Abner{gr.Abenner}, three hundred and sixty men belonging to him.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— But the servants of Dawid had smitten of Binyamin, and of Avner's men, [so that] three hundred and threescore men died.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 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.
had smitten 5221
{5221} Prime
נָכָה
nakah
{naw-kaw'}
A primitive root; to strike (lightly or severely, literally or figuratively).
z8689
<8689> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2675
of Binymn בִּניָמִין, 1144
{1144} Prime
בִּנְיָמִן
Binyamiyn
{bin-yaw-mene'}
From H1121 and H3225; son of (the) right hand; Binjamin, youngest son of Jacob; also the tribe descended from him, and its territory.
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
and of Avnr's אַבנֵר 74
{0074} Prime
אַבְנֵר
'Abner
{ab-nare'}
From H0001 and H5216; father of light (that is, enlightening); Abner, an Israelite.
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.
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
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.).
[so that] three 7969
{7969} Prime
שָׁלוֹשׁ
shalowsh
{shaw-loshe'}
The last two forms being masculine; a primitive number; three; occasionally (ordinal) third, or (multiplicative) thrice.
hundred 3967
{3967} Prime
מֵאָה
me'ah
{may-aw'}
Probably a primitive numeral; a hundred; also as a multiplicative and a fraction.
and threescore 8346
{8346} Prime
שִׁשִּׁים
shishshiym
{shish-sheem'}
Multiple of H8337; sixty.
men 376
{0376} Prime
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.).
died. 4191
{4191} Prime
מָמוֹת
muwth
{mooth}
A primitive root; to die (literally or figuratively); causatively to kill.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on 2 Samuel 2:19-32.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Samuel 2:25-32.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Samuel 2:31

But the servants of David had smitten of Benjamin, and of Abner's men, [so that] three (p) hundred and threescore men died.

(p) Thus God would confirm David in his kingdom by the destruction of his adversaries.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
three hundred:
The slain of Israel, though greatly exceeding those of Judah, were not great. This might be owing to the directions given by David, to be as lenient as possible; but the death of Asahel seems to have stopped the pursuers, and greatly favoured the escape of the vanquished.
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.
1 Kings 20:11 And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell [him], Let not him that girdeth on [his harness] boast himself as he that putteth it off.
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