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2 Samuel 21 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Gibeonite’s Revenge

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:1 - Now there was a famine in the days of David for three years, year after year; and David sought the presence of the LORD. And the LORD said, “It is because of Saul and his bloody house, because he put the Gibeonites to death.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:2 - So the king called the Gibeonites and spoke to them (now the Gibeonites were not of the sons of Israel, but of the remnant of the Amorites, and the sons of Israel had [fn]made a covenant with them, but Saul had sought to [fn]kill them in his zeal for the sons of Israel and Judah).
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:3 - David said to the Gibeonites, “What should I do for you? And how can I make amends, so that you will bless the inheritance of the LORD?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:4 - Then the Gibeonites said to him, “For us it is not a matter of silver or gold with Saul or his house, nor is it for us to put anyone to death in Israel.” Nevertheless David said, “I will do for you whatever you say.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:5 - So they said to the king, “The man who destroyed us and who planned [fn]to eliminate us so that we would not exist within any border of Israel—
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:6 - let seven men from his sons be given to us, and we will [fn]hang them before the LORD in Gibeah of Saul, the chosen of the LORD.” And the king said, “I will give them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:7 - But the king spared Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, because of the oath of the LORD which was between them, between David and Saul’s son Jonathan.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:8 - So the king took the two sons of Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, Armoni and Mephibosheth whom she had borne to Saul, and the five sons of [fn]Merab the daughter of Saul, whom she had borne to Adriel the son of Barzillai the Meholathite.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:9 - Then he handed them over to the Gibeonites, and they [fn]hanged them on the mountain before the LORD, so that the seven of them fell together; and they were put to death in the first days of harvest at the beginning of barley harvest.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:10 - And Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth and spread it out for herself on the rock, from the beginning of harvest until [fn]it rained on them from the sky; and she [fn]allowed neither the birds of the sky to rest on them by day nor the wild animals by night.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:11 - When it was reported to David what Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, the concubine of Saul, had done,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:12 - then David went and took the bones of Saul and the bones of his son Jonathan from the citizens of Jabesh-gilead, who had stolen them from the public square of Beth-shan, where the Philistines had hanged them on the day the Philistines struck and killed Saul in Gilboa.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:13 - He brought up from there the bones of Saul and the bones of his son Jonathan, and they gathered the bones of those who had been [fn]hanged.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:14 - Then they buried the bones of Saul and his son Jonathan in the country of Benjamin in Zela, in the grave of his father Kish; So they did everything that the king commanded, and after that God responded to prayer for the land.
(1Ch 20:4–8 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:15 - Now when the Philistines were at war with Israel again, David went down, and his servants with him; and when they fought against the Philistines, David became weary.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:16 - Then Ishbi-benob, who was among the descendants of the [fn]giant, the weight of whose spear was [fn]three hundred shekels of bronze in weight, [fn]had strapped on a new sword, and he [fn]intended to kill David.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:17 - But Abishai the son of Zeruiah helped him, and struck the Philistine and killed him. Then David’s men swore to him, saying, “You shall not go out again with us to battle, so that you do not extinguish the lamp of Israel.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:18 - Now it came about after this that there was war again with the Philistines at Gob; then Sibbecai the Hushathite struck and killed Saph, who was among the descendants of the [fn]giant.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:19 - And there was war with the Philistines again at Gob, and Elhanan the son of Jaare-oregim the Bethlehemite [fn]killed [fn]Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:20 - And there was war at Gath again, where there was a man of great stature who had six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot, twenty-four in number; and he also had been born to the [fn]giant.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:21 - When he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimei, David’s brother, struck and killed him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:22 - These four were born to the [fn]giant at Gath, and they fell by the hand of David and by the hand of his servants.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit sworn to
Lit strike
Lit against us that we are eliminated from
Or expose them
As in some ancient versions and two Heb mss; MT Michal
Or exposed them
Lit water gushed forth
Lit gave
Or exposed
Heb Raphah
About 9 lb. or 4 kg
Lit and he had strapped
Lit said
Heb Raphah
Lit struck
In 1 Chr 20:5, Lahmi, the brother of Goliath
Heb Raphah
Heb Raphah
NASB20

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