3:13 So David said, “Good! I will make an agreement with you. I ask only one thing from you. You will not see my face unless you bring Saul’s daughter Michal when you come to visit me.” 1
2 Samuel 3:21Context
3:21 Abner said to David, “Let me leave so that I may go and gather all Israel to my lord the king so that they may make an agreement 2 with you. Then you will rule over all that you desire.” So David sent Abner away, and he left in peace.
1 tn The words “when you come to see my face,” though found in the Hebrew text, are somewhat redundant given the similar expression in the earlier part of the verse. The words are absent from the Syriac Peshitta.
2 tn After the cohortatives, the prefixed verbal form with the prefixed conjunction indicates purpose or result.