2 Samuel 2
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1And it came to pass after this, that David [beloved] enquired of the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate), saying, Shall I go up into any of the cities of Y’hudah [Let Him (God) Be Praised]? And the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) said unto him, Go up. And David [beloved] said, Where shall I go up? And he said, Unto Hevron [Seat of Association].
2So David [beloved] went up there, and his two wives also, Achino’am [my brother is delight] the Yizre’elit [God Sows], and Avigayil [my father is joy] Naval [fool]’s wife the Carmeli [garden-land].
3And his men that [were] with him did David [beloved] bring up, every man with his household: and they dwelt in the cities of Hevron [Seat of Association].
4And the men of Y’hudah [Let Him (God) Be Praised] came, and there they anointed David [beloved] king over the house of Y’hudah [Let Him (God) Be Praised]. And they told David [beloved], saying, [That] the men of Yavesh-Gil’ad [Dry Hill of Testimony] [were they] that buried Sha’ul [desired].
5And David [beloved] sent messengers unto the men of Yavesh-Gil’ad [Dry Hill of Testimony], and said unto them, Blessed (Favored by God; happy; prosperous) [be] you2f of the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate), that you2f have showed this kindness unto your lord, [even] unto Sha’ul [desired], and have buried him.
6And now the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) show kindness and tunto you: and I also will requite (repay) you this kindness, because you2f have done this thing.
7Therefore now let your hands be strengthened, and be you2f valiant: for your master Sha’ul [desired] is dead, and also the house of Y’hudah [Let Him (God) Be Praised] have anointed me king over them.
8But Avner [my father is a lamp] the son of Ner [lamp], captain of Sha’ul’s [desired] host, took Ish-Boshet [man of shame] the son of Sha’ul [desired], and brought him over to Machanayim [Two Camps];
9And made him king over Gil’ad [Rocky Region], and over the Ashuri [guided; Blessed (Favored by God; happy; prosperous)], and over Yizre’el [God Sows], and over Efrayim [Doubly Fruitful], and over Binyamin [Son of the Right Hand/Strength], and over all Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God].
10Ish-Boshet [man of shame] Sha’ul’s [desired] son [was] forty years old when he began to reign over Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God], and reigned two years. But the house of Y’hudah [Let Him (God) Be Praised] followed David [beloved].
11And the time that David [beloved] was king in Hevron [Seat of Association] over the house of Y’hudah [Let Him (God) Be Praised] was seven years and six months.
12And Avner [my father is a lamp] the son of Ner [lamp], and the servants of Ish-Boshet [man of shame] the son of Sha’ul [desired], went out from Machanayim [Two Camps] to Giv’on [Hill City].
13And Yo’av [Yehovah is father] the son of Tz’ruyah [balsam], and the servants of David [beloved], went out, and met together by the pool of Giv’on [Hill City]: and they sat down, the one on the one side of the pool, and the other on the other side of the pool.
14And Avner [my father is a lamp] said to Yo’av [Yehovah is father], Let the young men now arise, and play before us. And Yo’av [Yehovah is father] said, Let them arise.
15Then there arose and went over by number twelve of Binyamin [Son of the Right Hand/Strength], which [pertained] to Ish-Boshet [man of shame] the son of Sha’ul [desired], and twelve of the servants of David [beloved].
16And they caught everyone his fellow by the head, and [thrust] his sword in his fellow’s side; so they fell down together: wherefore that place was called Helkat-Hatzurim [field of swords], which [is] in Giv’on [Hill City].
17And there was a very sore battle that day; and Avner [my father is a lamp] was beaten, and the men of Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God], before the servants of David [beloved].
18And there were three sons of Tz’ruyah [balsam] there, Yo’av [Yehovah is father], and Avishai [my father is a gift], and ‘Asah’el [God-made]: and ‘Asah’el [God-made] [was as] light of foot as a wild roe.
19And ‘Asah’el [God-made] pursued after Avner [my father is a lamp]; and in going he turned not to the right hand nor to the left from following Avner [my father is a lamp].
20Then Avner [my father is a lamp] looked behind him, and said, [Are] youi ‘Asah’el [God-made]? And he answered, I [am].
21And Avner [my father is a lamp] said to him, Turn youi aside to youi right hand or to youi left, and lay youi hold on one of the young men, and take youi his armour. But ‘Asah’el [God-made] would not turn aside from following of him.
22And Avner [my father is a lamp] said again to ‘Asah’el [God-made], Turn youi aside from following me: wherefore should I strike youi to the ground? how then should I hold up my face to Yo’av [Yehovah is father] youi brother?
23However he refused to turn aside: wherefore Avner [my father is a lamp] with the behind (the back side; the rear) of the spear struck him under the fifth [rib], that the spear came out behind him; and he fell down there, and died in the same place: and it came to pass, [that] as many as came to the place where ‘Asah’el [God-made] fell down and died stood still.
24Yo’av [Yehovah is father] also and Avishai [my father is a gift] pursued after Avner [my father is a lamp]: and the sun went down when they were come to the hill of Amah [a cubit], that [lies] before Giach [to break forth] by the way of the wilderness of Giv’on [Hill City].
25And the children of Binyamin [Son of the Right Hand/Strength] gathered themselves together after Avner [my father is a lamp], and became one troop, and stood on the top of an hill.
26Then Avner [my father is a lamp] called to Yo’av [Yehovah is father], and said, Shall the sword devour forever? know youi not that it will be bitterness in the latter end? how long shall it be then, before youi bid the people return from following their brethren?
27And Yo’av [Yehovah is father] said, [As] God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered] lives, unless youi had spoken, surely then in the morning the people had gone up everyone from following his brother.
28So Yo’av [Yehovah is father] blew a trumpet, and all the people stood still, and pursued after Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God] no more, neither fought they any more.
29And Avner [my father is a lamp] and his men walked all that night through the plain, and passed over Yarden [Descender], and went through all Bitron [division, or cleft (split hoof; an opening, break or split), or ravine], and they came to Machanayim [Two Camps].
30And Yo’av [Yehovah is father] returned from following Avner [my father is a lamp]: and when he had gathered all the people together, there lacked of David’s [beloved]’s servants nineteen men and ‘Asah’el [God-made].
31But the servants of David [beloved] had smitten of Binyamin [Son of the Right Hand/Strength], and of Avner [my father is a lamp]’s men, [so that] three hundred and threescore men died.
32And they took up ‘Asah’el [God-made], and buried him in the sepulcher of his father, which [was in] Beit-Lechem [House of Bread]. And Yo’av [Yehovah is father] and his men went all night, and they came to Hevron [Seat of Association] at break of day.

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