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2 Samuel 3 - AMP

2 Sons were born to David in Hebron: his firstborn was Amnon, by Ahinoam the Jezreelitess; 3 His second, Chileab, by Abigail widow of Nabal of Carmel; the third, Absalom the son of Maacah daughter of Talmai king of Geshur; 4 The fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith; the fifth, Shephatiah the son of Abital; 5 And the sixth, Ithream, by Eglah, David's wife. These were born to David in Hebron. 6 While there was war between the houses of Saul and David, Abner was making himself strong in the house of Saul. 7 Now Saul had a concubine whose name was Rizpah daughter of Aiah. And Ish-bosheth said to Abner, Why have you gone in to my father's concubine? 8 Then Abner was very angry at the words of Ish-bosheth and said, Am I a dog's head against Judah? This day I keep showing kindness and loyalty to the house of Saul your father, to his brothers, and his friends, and have not delivered you into the hands of David; and yet you charge me today with a fault concerning this woman! 9 May God do so to Abner, and more also, if I do not do for David what the Lord has sworn to him, 10 To transfer the kingdom from the house of Saul and set the throne of David over Israel and Judah from Dan to Beersheba. 11 And Ish-bosheth could not answer Abner a word, because he feared him. 12 And Abner sent messengers to David where he was , saying, Whose is the land? Make your league with me, and my hand shall be with you to bring all Israel over to you. 13 And David said, Good. I will make a league with you. But I require one thing of you: that is, you shall not see my face unless you first bring Michal, Saul's daughter, when you come to see me. 14 And David sent messengers to Ish-bosheth, Saul's son, saying, Give me my wife Michal, whom I betrothed for a hundred foreskins of the Philistines. 15 And Ish-bosheth sent and took her from her husband, from Paltiel son of Laish . 16 But her husband went with her, weeping behind her all the way to Bahurim. Then Abner said to him, Go back. And he did so. 17 Abner talked with the seniors of Israel, saying, In times past you sought to make David king over you. 18 Now then, do it! For the Lord has spoken of David, saying, By the hand of My servant David I will save My people Israel from the hands of the Philistines and of all their enemies. 19 Abner also spoke to Benjamin. Then went to Hebron to tell David all that seemed good to Israel and the whole house of Benjamin to do. 20 So Abner came to David at Hebron, and twenty men along with him. And David made Abner and the men with him a feast. 21 Abner said to David, I will go and gather all Israel to my lord the king, that they may make a league with you, and that you may reign over all that your heart desires. So David sent Abner away in peace. 22 Then the servants of David came with Joab from pursuing a troop and brought much spoil with them. But Abner was not with David in Hebron, for he had sent him away, and he had gone in peace. 23 When Joab and all the army with him had come, it was told to Joab, Abner son of Ner came to the king, and he has sent him away, and he is gone in peace. 24 Then Joab came to the king and said, What have you done? Behold, Abner came to you. Why is it you have sent him away and he is quite gone? 25 You know that Abner son of Ner came to deceive you and to know your going out and coming in and all you are doing. 26 When Joab came from seeing David, he sent messengers after Abner, and they brought him back from the well of Sirah; but David did not know it. 27 And when Abner returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside to the center of the gate to speak to him privately, and there he smote Abner in the abdomen, so that he died to avenge the blood of Asahel, Joab's brother. 28 When David heard of it, he said, I and my kingdom are guiltless before the Lord forever of the blood of Abner son of Ner. 29 Let it fall on the head of Joab and on all his father's house; and let the house of Joab never be without one who has a discharge or is a leper or walks with a crutch or is a distaff holder or who falls by the sword or lacks food! 30 So Joab and Abishai his brother slew 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, Rend your clothes, gird yourselves with sackcloth, and mourn before Abner. And King David followed the bier. 32 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 lamented over Abner and said, Should Abner die as a fool dies? 34 Your hands were not bound or your feet put into fetters; as a man falls before wicked men, so you fell. And all the people wept again over him. 35 All the people came to urge David to eat food while it was yet day; but David took an oath, saying, May God do so to me, and more also, if I taste bread or anything else, till the sun is down. 36 And all the people took notice of it, 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 the king's will to slay Abner son of Ner. 38 King David 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 this day weak, though anointed king; these sons of Zeruiah are too hard for me. May the Lord repay the evildoer according to his wickedness!

Sermons on 2 Samuel 3 More sermons: 2 Samuel 3

Christian Cheong avatar
Living Without God
Shared by: Christian Cheong on Aug, 2016
Summary: Abner was driven by his own will, his own gains, and his own ambition. Such godless pursuits lead him to a life of vanity and fruitless end.
Daniel Habben avatar
Agents of Grace: Joab
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Nov, 2015
Summary: Joab was a sinner/saint just like we are. We learn to deal with such people in patience. We also learn that we are not to base our plans on our own sinful cunning, but on trust in the Lord.
Scripture: 2 Samuel 3:31-10:12
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 588
Ian Humphrey avatar
The Death of Abner
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: The Death of Abner
Scripture: 2 Samuel 3:1-39
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 627
Ian Humphrey avatar
The Death of Abner
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: The Death of Abner
Scripture: 2 Samuel 3:17-39
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 233
Ian Humphrey avatar
Dying Like A Fool
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Dying Like A Fool
Scripture: 2 Samuel 3:17-39
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 696
Ian Humphrey avatar
Died Abner as a fool dieth?
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Died Abner as a fool dieth?
Scripture: 2 Samuel 3:20-39
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 420
Jim Kilson avatar
Funeral - Christian Man Who Died After A Prolonged Illness
Shared by: Jim Kilson on Nov, 2014
Summary: Funeral - Christian man who died after a prolonged illness. Can be adapted for most situations.
Series: Funerals
David Rigg avatar
The Weakend Heart
Shared by: David Rigg on Aug, 2014
Summary: Have you ever faced a time when you felt powerless to handle a situation? Perhaps this sermon will help.
Scripture: 2 Samuel 3:17-39
Views: 1,150
David Rigg avatar
David's Mistakes And Abner's Treachery
Shared by: David Rigg on Aug, 2014
Summary: This sermon deals with the problems in multiple marriages. waiting on God, and who the Holy Lands really belong to.
David Rigg avatar
David Was A Horrible Father
Shared by: David Rigg on Jun, 2014
Summary: This Fathers Day sermon shows us the many failures of David as a father.
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Price of Pride--the Example of Joab
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Jul, 2012
Summary: The career of Joab helps us understand how to temper pride with humility, and what happens when we don't.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 2 Samuel 3:39-40
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 1,898
Gregory Mc Donald Sr. avatar
Shared by: Gregory Mc Donald Sr. on Dec, 2008
Summary: This morning I want to look at the life of Samuel because his life is a good example of what ministry is all about. And I’m taking about ministry that takes place in the life of ordinary, everyday people... people just like you and me.
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 1,503
Jeff Strite avatar
The Weakened Heart - A Man After God's Own Heart
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Apr, 2005
Summary: One of the most overlooked texts in all of Scripture... but also one of the most reassuring. What can we gain from David’s observation that he was "weak?"
based on 66 ratings
Scripture: 2 Samuel 3:17-39
Views: 7,541
Mike Hullah avatar
The Third Anointing
Shared by: Mike Hullah on Oct, 2003
Summary: The anointing speaks simply of the Presence of God in our lives in a tangible way. Our experience of God tends to be progressive and so is what is called the anointing. We desire a fresh touch of God, a greater dimension of God. This sermon looks at three
based on 68 ratings
Views: 8,643
Mike Hullah avatar
The Importance of The Place within A Place
Shared by: Mike Hullah on Mar, 2003
Summary: This sermon looks at the importance of not only being established in a local church but of spending time in communion with God.
Series: Leadership
based on 58 ratings
Scripture: 2 Samuel 3:1-2
Views: 1,769
Davon Huss avatar
Michal- The Critic
Shared by: Davon Huss on Feb, 2002
Summary: A sermon on 2 Samuel 6- Adapted from Ian Biss and Jeff Walling
based on 34 ratings
Views: 2,097
Rickey Shive avatar
Shared by: Rickey Shive on Feb, 2002
Summary: Rizpah, though insignificant in status, proved to be the focus of two defining events in the life of God’s people. It is from her story I hope we can learn some valuable lessons!
based on 133 ratings
Views: 16,594