2 Samuel 4:7Context
They had entered 1 the house while Ish-bosheth 2 was resting on his bed in his bedroom. They mortally wounded him 3 and then cut off his head. 4 Taking his head, 5 they traveled on the way of the Arabah all that night.
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1 tn After the concluding disjunctive clause at the end of v. 6, the author now begins a more detailed account of the murder and its aftermath.
2 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Ish-bosheth) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
3 tn Heb “they struck him down and killed him.” The expression is a verbal hendiadys.
4 tn Heb “and they removed his head.” The Syriac Peshitta and Vulgate lack these words.
5 tc The Lucianic Greek recension lacks the words “his head.”