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2 Samuel 3:25

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3:25 You know Abner the son of Ner! Surely he came here to spy on you and to determine when you leave and when you return 1  and to discover everything that you are doing!”

2 Samuel 3:27

Context
3:27 When Abner returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside at the gate as if to speak privately with him. Joab then stabbed him 2  in the abdomen and killed him, avenging the shed blood of his brother Asahel. 3 

1 tn Heb “your going out and your coming in.” The expression is a merism. It specifically mentions the polar extremities of the actions but includes all activity in between the extremities as well, thus encompassing the entirety of one’s activities.

2 tn Heb “and he struck him down there [in] the stomach.”

3 tn Heb “and he [i.e., Abner] died on account of the blood of Asahel his [i.e., Joab’s] brother.”



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