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Ferrar Fentons 'Holy Bible in Modern English. All spelling, punctuation and formatting maintained through-out. Verse ordering follows the King James version for clarity and necessary organization of the verses.

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RF SA2 2:1 (B.C. 1055) David asks of God whether he should seize a fort in Judah.
And after that David inquired from the EVER-LIVING, saying, "Shall I go up to one of the Forts of Judah?"
When the EVER-LIVING answered him, "Go up."
Then David asked, "To which shall I go up?"
And the EVER-LIVING replied to him, "To Hebron."
RF SA2 2:2 So David went up, with his two wives Akhinoam, the Jezraalitess, and Abigail, the widow of Nabal the Karmelite,
RF SA2 2:3 and the men who were with him accompanied David each with his family, and settled in the City of Hebron.
RF SA2 2:4 Then the men of Judah came and consecrated David as King over the House of Judah, and informed him that the men of Yabesh Gilad had buried Saul.
RF SA2 2:5 David therefore sent messengers to the men of Yabesh Gilad, and said to them, "May you be blessed by the EVER-LIVING for showing this kindness to your Prince, to Saul, and burying him.
RF SA2 2:6 May the EVER-LIVING therefore show you kindness and truth, and I also make you this present, on account of what you have done.
RF SA2 2:7 Strengthen your hand, and also be brave men, although your lord, Saul, is dead. But as for me, the House of Judah have consecrated me king over themselves."
RF SA2 2:8 But Abner-ben-Ner, the commander of Saul's army, took Ishbosheth, the son of Saul, and brought him to the camp,
RF SA2 2:9 and he reigned over Gilad, and Asher, and Jezraal, and Ephraim, and Benjamin, and over all Israel.
RF SA2 2:10 (B.C. 1054.) History of Ishbosheth.
Ishbosheth the son of Saul was forty years old at his coronation over Israel, and was king two years. But Judah followed David,
RF SA2 2:11 and the period of time that David was king in Hebron was seven years and six months.
RF SA2 2:12 (B.C. 1053.) The Treachery of Joab, and outbreak of war between Judah and Israel.
Abner-ben-Ner and the servants of Ishbosheth, son of Saul, went out from Makhanim to Gibaon,
RF SA2 2:13 and Joab, David's officer, went out and advanced to the pool of Gibaon simultaneously, and he occupied one side of the pool, and they the other side.
RF SA2 2:14 Then Abner said to Joab,
"Let the lads get up and make sport before us."
When Joab answered, "Let them get up."
RF SA2 2:15 So they arose, and passed over to the number of twelve for Benjamin, and Ishbosheth the son of Saul, and twelve from the servants of David,
RF SA2 2:16 and they seized each on the hand of his antagonist, and stabbed into the side of his antagonist, and they fell down together. So they named that place Traitors' rock. It is near Gibaon.
RF SA2 2:17 Consequently there arose an extremely fierce battle on that day, and Abner and the Generals of Israel retired before the troops of David.
RF SA2 2:18 And there were three sons of Zeruiah there, Joab, and Abishai, and Ashahel, and Ashahel was swift of foot, like a wild stag;
RF SA2 2:19 so Ashahel ran after Abner, and did not turn from his path to the right or the left from following Abner.
RF SA2 2:20 But Abner turned on himself, and asked, "Is that you, Ashahel?" And he replied, "It is."
RF SA2 2:21 Then Abner said to him, "Turn to your right, or to your left, and seize one of the fellows for yourself, and take his armour." But Ashahel would not turn from following him.
RF SA2 2:22 So Abner again said to Ashahel, "Turn from following me! Why must I strike you to the earth? For then I could not lift up my face to your brother Joab!"
RF SA2 2:23 But he refused to turn away, so Abner struck him with the butt of his spear on the belly, and the spear went through to his back, and he fell there and died terribly. And when the forces arrived at the spot where Ashahel had fallen and died, they halted.
RF SA2 2:24 But Abishai and Joab pursued Abner till sunset; and at sunset they had reached Gibatt-amah, which is opposite Gikha, on the way to the Desert of Gibeon.
RF SA2 2:25 And there the Benjaminites collected to Abner, and formed into line, and stood on the top of the hill,
RF SA2 2:26 whence Abner called to Joab and said, "Must the sword devour for ever? Do you not know that it will be a bitterness to you hereafter, that you have not ordered the forces to turn back from pursuing your own countrymen?"
RF SA2 2:27 When Joab answered, "By the life of GOD! If you had not spoken, the forces should not have ceased from pursuing their countrymen until the morning."
RF SA2 2:28 Then Joab signaled by the trumpet, and all the force halted, and pursued Israel no farther, and did not continue the battle.
RF SA2 2:29 So Abner and his men marched towards the Arbah all that night, and crossed the Jordan, and went to Bithron, whence they arrived at Makhanim.
RF SA2 2:30 Joab also returned from the pursuit of Abner, and collected the whole of his forces, and found there were lost from David's servants nineteen men, and Ashahel.
RF SA2 2:31 But David's troops wounded of Benjamin, and Abner's men, three hundred and sixty, and killed sixty.
RF SA2 2:32 They also took up Ashahel, and buried him in the grave of his father in Bethlehem. Then Joab and his men marched all night, and day broke to them in Hebron.


AKJV ROM 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

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