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2 Samuel 20:26--21:1

20:26 Ira the Jairite was David’s personal priest. 1 

The Gibeonites Demand Revenge

21:1 During David’s reign there was a famine for three consecutive years. So David inquired of the Lord. 2  The Lord said, “It is because of Saul and his bloodstained family, 3  because he murdered the Gibeonites.”

1 tn Heb “priest for David.” KJV (“a chief ruler about David”) and ASV (“chief minister unto David”) regarded this office as political.

2 tn Heb “sought the face of the Lord.”

3 tn Heb “and the house of bloodshed.”

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