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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 4:1 Terror in Israel on hearing of Abner's Murder.
When the son of Saul heard that Abner had been killed in Hebron, his, and all Israel's hands dropped down.
RF SA2 4:2 But there were two men, Generals of Division to the son of Saul,—the one named Banah and the other Rekab, sons of Rimon the Barothite,—of the tribe of Benjamin (for Baroth had been assigned to Benjamin,
RF SA2 4:3 but the Barothites removed to Githim and are settled there until to-day.
RF SA2 4:4 But Jonathan the son of Saul had a son, a cripple, who was five years old when news came from Jazraal about Saul and Jonathan, and his nurse took him up and ran away, but in the hurry of flight she fell, and he was lamed, so he was named Mefibosheth.2)
RF SA2 4:5 These sons of Rimon the Barothite, Rekab and Banah, went secretly one day to the palace of Ishbosheth, when he was lying on his couch at noon,
RF SA2 4:6 and arrived at the interior of the palace through the corn stores. Then both Rekab and Banah his brother crawled slyly,
RF SA2 4:7 and came to the chamber where he lay upon his couch in his sleeping room, where they stabbed and killed him, and cut off his head. They then took his head and went off and travelled all night,
1 Vv. 3, 4. The lines in parentheses are, I think, the note of some old transcriber, not part of the historian, Isaiah's, text, for they break the narrative. They are probably intended to explain the fact of a son of Jonathan escaping from the hands of the murderers in this Revolution, and being pensioned several years after by David, which is recorded subsequently, in Ch. 9, v. 1, of this book.—F.F.
2 "The Cripple."
RF SA2 4:8 and brought the head of Ishbosheth, the son of Saul, to David at Hebron, and said to the king, "Here is the head of Ishbosheth-ben-Saul, your enemy, who sought your life, which the EVER-LIVING has given to our Prince, the King. You are revenged to day on Saul and his race!"
RF SA2 4:9 But David replied to Banah and his brother, sons of Rimon the Barothite, and said to them, "By the life of the EVER-LIVING, Who rescued my life from all its distress,
RF SA2 4:10 when a man reported to me, 'Saul has been killed,' as though it would be pleasant in my opinion,—I seized that man, who brought me that news, and ordered his execution in Ziklag.—
RF SA2 4:11 You villains have murdered a good man in his own house upon his bed! So now I will require his blood from your hands, and I will rid the earth of you!"
RF SA2 4:12 David then commanded his attendants, and they slew them, and cut off their hands and feet, and hung them up by the pool in Hebron. But they buried the head of Ishbosheth in the tomb of Abner at 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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