2 Samuel 3
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3
1Now there was long war between the house of Sha’ul [desired] and the house of David [beloved]: but David [beloved] waxed stronger and stronger, and the house of Sha’ul [desired] waxed weaker and weaker.
2And unto David [beloved] were sons born in Hevron [Seat of Association]: and his firstborn was Amnon [faithful], of Achino’am [my brother is delight] the Yizre’elit [God Sows];
3And his second, Kil’av [like his father], of Avigayil [my father is joy] the wife of Naval [fool] the Carmeli [garden-land]; and the third, Avshalom [my father is peace] the son of Ma’akhah [oppression] [oppression] the daughter of Talmai [Plowman] king of G’shur [proud beholder];
4And the fourth, Adoniyah [my lord is Yehovah] the son of Haggit [festive]; and the fifth, Sh’fatyah [Yehovah has judged] the son of Avital [my father is (the) dew];
5And the sixth, Yitre’am [profit of the people], by ‘Eglah [a heifer] David’s [beloved]’s wife. These were born to David [beloved] in Hevron [Seat of Association].
6And it came to pass, while there was war between the house of Sha’ul [desired] and the house of David [beloved], that Avner [my father is a lamp] made himself strong for the house of Sha’ul [desired].
7And Sha’ul [desired] had a concubine, whose name [was] Ritzpah [pavement], the daughter of Ayah [falcon]: and [Ish-Boshet [man of shame]] said to Avner [my father is a lamp], For what reason have youi gone in unto my father’s concubine?
8Then was Avner [my father is a lamp] very exceedingly angry for the words of Ish-Boshet [man of shame], and said, [Am] I a dog’s head, which against Y’hudah [Let Him (God) Be Praised] do show kindness this day unto the house of Sha’ul [desired] youi father, to his brethren, and to his friends, and have not delivered youi into the hand of David [beloved], that youi charge me to day with a fault concerning this woman?
9So do God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered] to Avner [my father is a lamp], and more also, except, as the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) has sworn to David [beloved], even so I do to him;
10To translate (transfer; remove to another place) the kingdom from the house of Sha’ul [desired], and to set up the throne of David [beloved] over Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God] and over Y’hudah [Let Him (God) Be Praised], from Dan [Judge] even to Be’er-sheva [Well of the sevenfold Oath].
11And he could not answer Avner [my father is a lamp] a word again, because he feared him.
12And Avner [my father is a lamp] sent messengers to David [beloved] on his behalf, saying, Whose [is] the land? saying [also], Make youri league with me, and, behold, my hand [shall be] with youi, to bring about all Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God] unto youi.
13And he said, Well; I will make a league with youi: but one thing I require of youi, that is, youi shall not see my face, except youi first bring Mikhal [who is like God?] Sha’ul’s [desired] daughter, when youi come to see my face.
14And David [beloved] sent messengers to Ish-Boshet [man of shame] Sha’ul’s [desired] son, saying, Deliver [me] my wife Mikhal [who is like God?], which I espoused to me for an hundred foreskins of the P’lishtim [Immigrants].
15And Ish-Boshet [man of shame] sent, and took her from [her] husband, [even] from Palti’el [God delivers] the son of Layish [Lion].
16And her husband went with her along weeping behind her to Bachurim [young men’s Villiage]. Then said Avner [my father is a lamp] unto him, Go, return. And he returned.
17And Avner [my father is a lamp] had communication with the elders of Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God], saying, You2f sought for David [beloved] in times past [to be] king over you:
18Now then do [it]: for the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) has spoken of David [beloved], saying, By the hand of my servant David [beloved] I will save my people Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God] out of the hand of the P’lishtim [Immigrants], and out of the hand of all their enemies.
19And Avner [my father is a lamp] also spoke in the ears of Binyamin [Son of the Right Hand/Strength]: and Avner [my father is a lamp] went also to speak in the ears of David [beloved] in Hevron [Seat of Association] all that seemed good to Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God], and that seemed good to the whole house of Binyamin [Son of the Right Hand/Strength].
20So Avner [my father is a lamp] came to David [beloved] to Hevron [Seat of Association], and twenty men with him. And David [beloved] made Avner [my father is a lamp] and the men that [were] with him a feast.
21And Avner [my father is a lamp] said unto David [beloved], I will arise and go, and will gather all Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God] unto my lord the king, that they may make a league with youi, and that youi may reign over all that youi heart desires. And David [beloved] sent Avner [my father is a lamp] away; and he went in peace.
22And, behold, the servants of David [beloved] and Yo’av [Yehovah is father] came from [pursuing] a troop, and brought in a great spoil (plunder; prey; booty) with them: but Avner [my father is a lamp] [was] not with David [beloved] in Hevron [Seat of Association]; for he had sent him away, and he was gone in peace.
23When Yo’av [Yehovah is father] and all the host that [was] with him were come, they told Yo’av [Yehovah is father], saying, Avner [my father is a lamp] the son of Ner [lamp] came to the king, and he has sent him away, and he is gone in peace.
24Then Yo’av [Yehovah is father] came to the king, and said, What have youi done? behold, Avner [my father is a lamp] came unto youi; why [is] it [that] youi have sent him away, and he is quite gone?
25youi know Avner [my father is a lamp] the son of Ner [lamp], that he came to deceive youi, and to know youri going out and youri coming in, and to know all that youi do.
26And when Yo’av [Yehovah is father] was come out from David [beloved], he sent messengers after Avner [my father is a lamp], which brought him again from the well of Sirah [the turning]: but David [beloved] knew [it] not.
27And when Avner [my father is a lamp] was returned to Hevron [Seat of Association], Yo’av [Yehovah is father] took him aside in the gate to speak with him quietly, and struck him there under the fifth [rib], that he died, for the blood of ‘Asah’el [God-made] his brother.
28And afterward when David [beloved] heard [it], he said, I and my kingdom [are] guiltless before the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) forever from the blood of Avner [my father is a lamp] the son of Ner [lamp]:
29Let it rest on the head of Yo’av [Yehovah is father], and on all his father’s house; and let there not fail from the house of Yo’av [Yehovah is father] one that has an issue (what comes forth), or that is a leper, or that leans on a staff, or that falls on the sword, or that lacks bread.
30So Yo’av [Yehovah is father] and Avishai [my father is a gift] his brother killed Avner [my father is a lamp], because he had slain their brother ‘Asah’el [God-made] at Giv’on [Hill City] in the battle.
31And David [beloved] said to Yo’av [Yehovah is father], and to all the people that [were] with him, Rend (tear apart; forcefully rip apart) your clothes, and gird you with sackcloth, and mourn before Avner [my father is a lamp]. And king David [beloved] [himself] followed the bier.
32And they buried Avner [my father is a lamp] in Hevron [Seat of Association]: and the king lifted up his voice, and wept at the grave of Avner [my father is a lamp]; and all the people wept.
33And the king lamented over Avner [my father is a lamp], and said, Died Avner [my father is a lamp] as a fool dies?
34Your1s hands [were] not bound, nor youri feet put into fetters: as a man falls before wicked men, [so] fell youi. And all the people wept again over him.
35And when all the people came to cause David [beloved] to eat meat while it was yet day, David [beloved] swore, saying, So do God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered] to me, and more also, if I taste bread, or ought else, till the sun be down.
36And all the people took notice [of it], and it pleased them: as whatsoever the king did pleased all the people.
37For all the people and all Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God] understood that day that it was not of the king to slay Avner [my father is a lamp] the son of Ner [lamp].
38And the king said unto his servants, Know you2f not that there is a prince and a great man fallen this day in Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God]?
39And I [am] this day weak, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Tz’ruyah [balsam] [be] too hard for me: the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) shall reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness.

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