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2 Samuel 21:1-2

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The Gibeonites Demand Revenge

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

21:2 So the king summoned the Gibeonites and spoke with them. (Now the Gibeonites were not descendants of Israel; they were a remnant of the Amorites. The Israelites had made a promise to 3  them, but Saul tried to kill them because of his zeal for the people of Israel and Judah.)

2 Samuel 21:5

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21:5 They replied to the king, “As for this man who exterminated us and who schemed against us so that we were destroyed and left without status throughout all the borders of Israel –

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

2 tn Heb “and the house of bloodshed.”

3 tn Heb “swore an oath to.”



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