II Samuel 3

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II Samuel 3

1. And there was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David. But David became stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul became weaker and weaker.

2. And sons were born to David in Hebron. And his firstborn was Amnon, the son of Ahinoam of Jezreel.

3. And his second was Chileab, of Abigail of Carmel, the former wife of Nabal. And the third was Absalom, the son of Maacah, the daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur.

4. And the fourth was Adonijah, the son of Haggith. And the fifth was Shephatiah, the son of Abital.

5. And the sixth was Ithream, by Eglah, David’s wife. These were born to David in Hebron.

6. And it came to pass, while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David, Abner made himself strong for the house of Saul.

7. And Saul had a concubine whose name was Rizpah, the daughter of Aiah. And Ishbosheth said to Abner, “Why have you gone in to my father’s concubine?”

8. And Abner was very angry over the words of Ishbosheth, and said, “Am I a dog’s head of Judah? I show kindness this day to the house of Saul your father, to his brothers, and to his friends and have not delivered you into the hand of David. Am I a dog’s head, that you charge me today with a fault concerning this woman?

9. So may God do to Abner, and more also, if I do not do to David as the LORD has sworn,

10. To transfer the kingdom from the house of Saul and to set up the throne of David over Israel and over Judah, from Dan even to Beersheba.”

11. And he could not answer Abner a word again because he feared him.

12. And Abner sent messengers to David on his behalf, saying, “Whose is the land?” He said, “Make your covenant with me and, behold, my hand shall be with you to bring about all Israel to you.”

13. And David said, “Good! I will make a covenant with you, but one thing I ask of you: You shall not see my face unless you first bring Michal, Saul’s daughter, when you come to see my face.”

14. And David sent messengers to Ishbosheth, Saul’s son, saying, “Deliver my wife Michal, whom I betrothed to me for a hundred foreskins of the Philistines.”

15. And Ishbosheth sent and took her from her husband, from Phaltiel the son of Laish.

16. And her husband went along with her, weeping behind her, to Bahurim. And Abner said to him, “Go, return!” And he returned.

17. The word of Abner was with the elders of Israel, saying, “You sought for David in times past to be king over you.

18. And then do it, for the LORD has spoken of David, saying, ‘By the hand of My servant David I will save My people Israel out of the hand of the Philistines, and out of the hand of all their enemies.’ ”

19. And Abner also spoke in the ears of Benjamin. And Abner went also to speak in the ears of David in Hebron all that seemed good to Israel and all that seemed good to the whole house of Benjamin.

20. And Abner came to David at Hebron, and twenty men came with him. And David made a feast for Abner and the men who were with him.

21. And Abner said to David, “I will arise and go, and will gather all Israel to my lord the king, so that they may make a covenant with you, and so that you may reign over all that your heart desires.” And David sent Abner away, and he went in peace.

22. And behold, the servants of David and Joab came from pursuing a troop, and brought in a great spoil with them. But Abner was not with David in Hebron, for he had sent him away, and he had gone in peace.

23. And Joab and all the army with him came, and they told Joab, saying, “Abner the son of Ner came to the king, and he has sent him away and he has gone in peace.”

24. And Joab came to the king and said, “What have you done? Behold, Abner came to you. Why is this, that you have sent him away and he has already gone?

25. You know Abner the son of Ner, that he came to deceive you, and to know your going out and your coming in, and to know all that you do.”

26. And Joab left David and sent messengers after Abner, who brought him again from the well of Sirah. But David did not know it.

27. And Abner returned to Hebron. And Joab took him aside in the gate to speak with him privately. And he struck him there in the belly, and he died, for the blood of Asahel his brother.

28. And afterward David heard, and said, “My kingdom and I are guiltless before the LORD forever from the blood of Abner the son of Ner.

29. Let it whirl about the head of Joab, and on all his father’s house. And let there not fail from the house of Joab one who has an issue, or who is a leper, or who leans on a staff, or who falls on the sword, or who lacks bread.”

30. And Joab and Abishai his brother killed Abner because he had slain their brother Asahel at Gibeon in the battle.

31. And David said to Joab and to all the people with him, “Tear your clothes and gird yourselves with sackcloth, and mourn before Abner.” And King David followed the bier.

32. Then they buried Abner in Hebron. And the king lifted up his voice and wept at the grave of Abner. And all the people wept.

33. And the king mourned over Abner and said, “Did Abner die like a fool dies?

34. Your hands were not bound, nor your feet put into fetters; as a man falls before wicked men, so you fell.” And all the people wept again over him.

35. And all the people came to cause David to eat food while it was still day; David swore, saying, “So let God do to me, and more also, if I taste bread or anything else until the sun is down.”

36. And all the people took notice, and it pleased them, as whatever the king did pleased all the people,

37. For all the people and all Israel understood that day that it was not of the king to kill Abner the son of Ner.

38. And the king said to his servants, “Do you not know that a prince and a great man has fallen this day in Israel?

39. And I am weak this day, though anointed king. And these men, the sons of Zeruiah, are too hard for me. The LORD shall reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness.”

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the houseH1004
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and stronger,H2390
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and the houseH1004
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and weaker.H1800
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in Hebron.H2275
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wasH1961
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Amnon,H550
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the son ofAhinoamH293
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of Jezreel.H3159
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was Chileab,H3609
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of AbigailH26
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of Carmel,H3761
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of Talmai,H8526
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kingH4428
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of Geshur.H1650
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wasAdonijah,H138
HNp
the sonH1121
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wasShephatiah,H8203
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the sonH1121
HNcmsc
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HNp

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by Eglah,H5698
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for the houseH1004
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whose nameH8034
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wasRizpah,H7532
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the daughterH1323
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of Aiah.H345
HNp
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toH413
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Abner,H74
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"WhyH4069
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have you gone inH935
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toH413
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my father'sH1
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concubine?"H6370
HNcfsc

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was veryH3966
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angryH2734
HCHVqw3ms
overH5921
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the wordsH1697
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of Ishbosheth,H378
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and said,H559
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H834
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of Judah?H3063
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this dayH3117
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toH5973
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the houseH1004
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toH413
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his brothers,H251
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and toH413
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his friendsH4828
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and have notH3808
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me todayH3117
HTdHNcmsa
with a faultH5771
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concerningH5921
HRHSp1cs
this woman?H802
HTdHNcfsa

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the kingdomH4467
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from DanH1835
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even toH5704
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toH413
HR
DavidH1732
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on his behalf,H8478
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saying,H559
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your covenantH1285
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with meH854
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H853
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allH3605
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to you."H413
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sentH7971
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messengersH4397
HNcmpa
toH413
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Ishbosheth,H378
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son,H1121
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saying,H559
HRHVqc
"DeliverH5414
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H853
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my wifeH802
HNcfscHSp1cs
H853
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Michal,H4324
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whomH834
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I betrothedH781
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to meHl
HRHSp1cs
for a hundredH3967
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foreskinsH6190
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of the Philistines."H6430
HNgmpa

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sentH7971
HCHVqw3ms
and took herH3947
HCHVqw3msHSp3fs
fromH5973
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herhusband,H376
HNcmsa
fromH5973
HRHR
PhaltielH6409
HNp
the sonH1121
HNcmsc
of Laish.H3919
HNp

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wentH3212
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along with her,H854
HRHSp3fs
weepingH1980
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H1058
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behind her,H310
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toH5704
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to him,H413
HRHSp3ms
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return!"H7725
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the LORDH3068
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H853
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IsraelH3478
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of the Philistines,H6430
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to the whole houseH1004
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of Benjamin.H1144
HNp

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cameH935
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toH413
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DavidH1732
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at Hebron,H2275
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and twentyH6242
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menH376
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came with him.H854
HCHRHSp3ms
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madeH6213
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a feastH4960
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for AbnerH74
HRHNp
and the menH376
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whoH834
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werewith him.H854
HRHSp3ms

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saidH559
HCHVqw3ms
toH413
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David,H1732
HNp
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and go,H3212
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and will gatherH6908
HCHVqh1cs
H853
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allH3605
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IsraelH3478
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toH413
HR
my lordH113
HNcmscHSp1cs
the king,H4428
HTdHNcmsa
so that they may makeH3772
HCHVqi3mp
a covenantH1285
HNcfsa
with you,H854
HRHSp2ms
and so that you may reignH4427
HCHVqq2ms
over allH3605
HRHNcmsa
thatH834
HTr
your heartH5315
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desires."H183
HVpi3fs
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sentH7971
HCHVpw3ms
H853
HTo
AbnerH74
HNp
away, and he wentH3212
HCHVqw3ms
in peace.H7965
HRHNcmsa

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HCHTm
the servantsH5650
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of DavidH1732
HNp
and JoabH3097
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cameH935
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from pursuing a troop,H1416
HRHTdHNcmsa
and brought inH935
HVhp3cp
a greatH7227
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spoilH7998
HCHNcmsa
with them.H5973
HRHSp3mp
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wasnotH369
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withH5973
HR
DavidH1732
HNp
in Hebron,H2275
HRHNp
forH3588
HC
he had sent him away,H7971
HVpp3msHSp3ms
and he had goneH3212
HCHVqw3ms
in peace.H7965
HRHNcmsa

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HCHNp
and allH3605
HCHNcmsc
the armyH6635
HTdHNcbsa
H834
HTr
with himH854
HRHSp3ms
came,H935
HVqp3cp
and they toldH5046
HCHVhw3mp
Joab,H3097
HRHNp
saying,H559
HRHVqc
"AbnerH74
HNp
the sonH1121
HNcmsc
of NerH5369
HNp
cameH935
HVqp3ms
toH413
HR
the king,H4428
HTdHNcmsa
and he has sent him awayH7971
HCHVpw3msHSp3ms
and he has goneH3212
HCHVqw3ms
in peace."H7965
HRHNcmsa

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cameH935
HCHVqw3ms
toH413
HR
the kingH4428
HTdHNcmsa
and said,H559
HCHVqw3ms
"WhatH4100
HTi
have you done?H6213
HVqp2ms
Behold,H2009
HTm
AbnerH74
HNp
cameH935
HVqp3ms
to you.H413
HRHSp2ms
WhyH4100
HRHTi
isthis,H2088
HPdxms
thatyou have sent him awayH7971
HVpp2msHSp3ms
and he has alreadyH3212
HCHVqw3ms
gone?H1980
HVqa

And JoabH3097
HNp
leftH3318
HCHVqw3ms
H5973
HRHR
DavidH1732
HNp
and sentH7971
HCHVqw3ms
messengersH4397
HNcmpa
afterH310
HR
Abner,H74
HNp
who brought him againH7725
HCHVhw3mp
H853
HToHSp3ms
from the wellH953
HRHNp
of Sirah.H5626
HNp
But DavidH1732
HCHNp
did notH3808
HTn
know it.H3045
HVqp3ms

And AbnerH74
HNp
returnedH7725
HCHVqw3ms
to Hebron.H2275
HNp
And JoabH3097
HNp
took him asideH5186
HCHVhw3msHSp3ms
inH413
HR
H8432
HNcmsc
the gateH8179
HTdHNcmsa
to speakH1696
HRHVpc
with himH854
HRHSp3ms
privately.H7987
HRdHNcmsa
And he struck himH5221
HCHVhw3msHSp3ms
thereH8033
HD
in the belly,H2570
HTdHNcmsa
and he died,H4191
HCHVqw3ms
for the bloodH1818
HRHNcmsc
of AsahelH6214
HNp
his brother.H251
HNcmscHSp3ms

And afterwardH310
HRHR
H3651
HD
DavidH1732
HNp
heard,H8085
HCHVqw3ms
and said,H559
HCHVqw3ms
"My kingdomH4467
HCHNcfscHSp1cs
and IH595
HPp1cs
areguiltlessH5355
HAamsa
beforeH5973
HRHR
the LORDH3068
HNp
foreverH5703
HR
H5769
HNcmsa
from the bloodH1818
HRHNcmpc
of AbnerH74
HNp
the sonH1121
HNcmsc
of Ner.H5369
HNp

Let it whirlH2342
HVqi3mp
aboutH5921
HR
the headH7218
HNcmsc
of Joab,H3097
HNp
and onH413
HCHR
allH3605
HNcmsc
his father'sH1
HNcmscHSp3ms
house.H1004
HNcmsc
And let there notH408
HCHTn
failH3772
HVNj3ms
from the houseH1004
HRHNcmsc
of JoabH3097
HNp
one who has an issue,H2100
HVqrmsa
or who is a leper,H6879
HCHVPsmsa
or who leansH2388
HCHVhrmsa
on a staff,H6418
HRdHNcmsa
or who fallsH5307
HCHVqrmsa
on the sword,H2719
HRdHNcfsa
or who lacksH2638
HCHAamsc
bread."H3899
HNcbsa

And JoabH3097
HCHNp
and AbishaiH52
HCHNp
his brotherH251
HNcmscHSp3ms
killedH2026
HVqp3cp
AbnerH74
HRHNp
becauseH5921
HR
heH834
HTr
had slainH4191
HVhp3ms
H853
HTo
their brotherH251
HNcmscHSp3mp
AsahelH6214
HNp
at GibeonH1391
HRHNp
in the battle.H4421
HRdHNcfsa

Then they buriedH6912
HCHVqw3mp
H853
HTo
AbnerH74
HNp
in Hebron.H2275
HRHNp
And the kingH4428
HTdHNcmsa
lifted upH5375
HCHVqw3ms
H853
HTo
his voiceH6963
HNcmscHSp3ms
and weptH1058
HCHVqw3ms
atH413
HR
the graveH6913
HNcmsc
of Abner.H74
HNp
And allH3605
HNcmsc
the peopleH5971
HTdHNcmsa
wept.H1058
HCHVqw3mp

And the kingH4428
HTdHNcmsa
mournedH6969
HCHVow3ms
overH413
HR
AbnerH74
HNp
and said,H559
HCHVqw3ms
"Did AbnerH74
HNp
dieH4191
HVqi3ms
like a foolH5036
HAamsa
dies?H4194
HTiHRHNcmsc

And IH595
HCHPp1cs
amweakH7390
HAamsa
this day,H3117
HTdHNcmsa
though anointedH4886
HCHVqsmsa
king.H4428
HNcmsa
And theseH428
HTdHPdxcp
men,H376
HCHTdHNcmpa
the sonsH1121
HNcmpc
of Zeruiah,H6870
HNp
aretoo hardH7186
HAampa
for me.H4480
HRHSp1cs
The LORDH3068
HNp
shall rewardH7999
HVpj3ms
the doerH6213
HRHVqrmsc
of evilH7451
HTdHNcfsa
according to his wickedness."H7451
HRHNcfscHSp3ms

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