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2 Samuel 3:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And it came to pass, while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David, that Abner made himself strong in the house of Saul.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And it came to pass, while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David, that Abner made himself strong for the house of Saul.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— It came about while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David that Abner was making himself strong in the house of Saul.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And it came to pass, while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David, that Abner made himself strong for the house of Saul.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And it came to pass while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David, that Abner made himself strong for the house of Saul.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And it came to pass, while the war continued between the house of Saul and the house of David, that, Abner, shewed himself courageous for the house of Saul.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And it cometh to pass, in the war being between the house of Saul and the house of David, that Abner hath been strengthening himself in the house of Saul,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Now while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David, Abner the son of Ner ruled the house of Saul.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And it came to passe while there was warre between the house of Saul and the house of Dauid, that Abner made himselfe strong for the house of Saul.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And it came to pass while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David, that Abner{gr.Abenner} was governing the house of Saul.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And it came to pass, while there was war between the house of Shaul and the house of Dawid, that Avner made himself strong for the house of Shaul.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And it came to pass, 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).
while 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).
war 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).
between x996
(0996) Complement
בַּיִן
beyn
{bane}
(Sometimes in the plural masculine or feminine); properly the constructively contracted form of an otherwise unused noun from H0995; a distinction; but used only as a preposition, between (repeated before each noun, often with other particles); also as a conjugation, either... or.
the house 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
of l שָׁאוּל 7586
{7586} Prime
שָׁאוּל
Sha'uwl
{shaw-ool'}
Passive participle of H7592; asked; Shaul, the name of an Edomite and two Israelites.
and the house 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
of Dwi דָּוִד, 1732
{1732} Prime
דָּוִד
David
{daw-veed'}
From the same as H1730; loving; David, the youngest son of Jesse.
that Avnr אַבנֵר 74
{0074} Prime
אַבְנֵר
'Abner
{ab-nare'}
From H0001 and H5216; father of light (that is, enlightening); Abner, an Israelite.
made himself strong 2388
{2388} Prime
חָזַק
chazaq
{khaw-zak'}
A primitive root; to fasten upon; hence to seize, be strong (figuratively courageous, causatively strengthen, cure, help, repair, fortify), obstinate; to bind, restrain, conquer.
z8693
<8693> Grammar
Stem - Hithpael (See H8819)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 139
for the house 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
of l שָׁאוּל. 7586
{7586} Prime
שָׁאוּל
Sha'uwl
{shaw-ool'}
Passive participle of H7592; asked; Shaul, the name of an Edomite and two Israelites.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Samuel 3:6-11

_ _ 2 Samuel 3:6-12. Abner revolts to David.

_ _ Abner made himself strong for the house of Saul — In the East, the wives and concubines of a king are the property of his successor to this extent, that for a private person to aspire to marry one of them would be considered a virtual advance of pretensions to the crown (see 1 Kings 2:17). It is not clear whether the accusation against Abner was well or ill founded. But he resented the charge as an indignity, and, impelled by revenge, determined to transfer all the weight of his influence to the opposite party. He evidently set a full value on his services, and seems to have lorded it over his weak nephew in a haughty, overbearing manner.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Samuel 3:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Samuel 3:6

Strong — He used all his endeavours to support Saul's house: which is mentioned, to shew the reason of his deep resentment of the following aspersion.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Abner:

2 Samuel 2:8-9 But Abner the son of Ner, captain of Saul's host, took Ishbosheth the son of Saul, and brought him over to Mahanaim; ... And made him king over Gilead, and over the Ashurites, and over Jezreel, and over Ephraim, and over Benjamin, and over all Israel.
2 Kings 10:23 And Jehu went, and Jehonadab the son of Rechab, into the house of Baal, and said unto the worshippers of Baal, Search, and look that there be here with you none of the servants of the LORD, but the worshippers of Baal only.
2 Chronicles 25:8 But if thou wilt go, do [it], be strong for the battle: God shall make thee fall before the enemy: for God hath power to help, and to cast down.
Proverbs 21:30 [There is] no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.
Isaiah 8:9-10 Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries: gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces. ... Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God [is] with us.
Joel 3:9-13 Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up: ... Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness [is] great.
Matthew 12:30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.
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