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Ish-bosheth is murdered

4:1 AND when Saulשָׁאוּל
(/sɔːl/;, Šāʾūl; Greek: Σαούλ, Saoúl; transl. ”asked/prayed for”) For more info click here
‘s son heard that Abnerאַבְנֵר
ʾAḇnēr) was the cousin of King Saul and the commander-in-chief of his army.His name also appears asאבינר בן נר‎ “Abiner son of Ner”, where the longer form Abiner means “my father is Ner”
was dead in Hebronחֶבְרוֹן
Ḥevrōn is a Palestinian city in the southern West Bank, 19 mi south of Jerusalem. Nestled in the Judaean Mountains, it lies 3,050 ft above sea level.The city is often considered one of the four holy cities in Judaism as well as in Islam.
, his hands were feeble, and all the Israelites were troubled.

4:2 And Saulשָׁאוּל
(/sɔːl/;, Šāʾūl; Greek: Σαούλ, Saoúl; transl. ”asked/prayed for”) For more info click here
‘s son had two men that were captains of bands: the name of the one was Baanah, and the name of the other Rechab, the sons of Rimmon a Beerothite, of the children of Benjamin: (for Beeroth also was reckoned to Benjamin.

4:3 And the Beerothites fled to Gittaim, and were sojourners there until this day.)
4:4 And Jonathan, Saulשָׁאוּל
(/sɔːl/;, Šāʾūl; Greek: Σαούλ, Saoúl; transl. ”asked/prayed for”) For more info click here
‘s son, had a son that was lame of his feet. He was five years old when the tidings came of Saulשָׁאוּל
(/sɔːl/;, Šāʾūl; Greek: Σαούλ, Saoúl; transl. ”asked/prayed for”) For more info click here
and Jonathan out of Jezreel, and his nurse took him up, and fled: and it came to pass, as she made haste to flee, that he fell, and became lame. And his name was Mephibosheth.

4:5 And the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, Rechab and Baanah, went, and came about the heat of the day to the house of Ish-bosheth/strong>אִישׁ־בֹּשֶׁת
romanized: ʼĪš-bōšeṯ, “man of shame”), also called Eshbaal (אֶשְׁבַּעַל‎, ’Ešba‘al; alternatively spelled Ishbaal, “fire of Baal”)
, who lay on a bed at noon.

4:6 And they came there to the midst of the house, as though they would have fetched wheat; and they struck him under the fifth rib: and Rechab and Baanah his brother escaped.
4:7 For when they came into the house, he lay on his bed in his bedchamber, and they struck him, and killed him, and beheaded him, and took his head, and got them away through the plain all night.
4:8 And they brought the head of Ish-bosheth/strong>אִישׁ־בֹּשֶׁת
romanized: ʼĪš-bōšeṯ, “man of shame”), also called Eshbaal (אֶשְׁבַּעַל‎, ’Ešba‘al; alternatively spelled Ishbaal, “fire of Baal”)
to Davidדָּוִד
/ˈdeɪvɪd/; romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”) Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. For more info click here
to Hebronחֶבְרוֹן
Ḥevrōn is a Palestinian city in the southern West Bank, 19 mi south of Jerusalem. Nestled in the Judaean Mountains, it lies 3,050 ft above sea level.The city is often considered one of the four holy cities in Judaism as well as in Islam.
, and said to the king, See the head of Ish-bosheth/strong>אִישׁ־בֹּשֶׁת
romanized: ʼĪš-bōšeṯ, “man of shame”), also called Eshbaal (אֶשְׁבַּעַל‎, ’Ešba‘al; alternatively spelled Ishbaal, “fire of Baal”)
the son of Saulשָׁאוּל
(/sɔːl/;, Šāʾūl; Greek: Σαούλ, Saoúl; transl. ”asked/prayed for”) For more info click here
your enemy, which sought your life; and YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
has avenged my lord the king this day of Saulשָׁאוּל
(/sɔːl/;, Šāʾūl; Greek: Σαούλ, Saoúl; transl. ”asked/prayed for”) For more info click here
, and of his seed.

David slays the murders

4:9 And Davidדָּוִד
/ˈdeɪvɪd/; romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”) Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. For more info click here
answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said to them, As YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
lives, who has redeemed my soul out of all adversity,

4:10 When one told me, saying, See, Saulשָׁאוּל
(/sɔːl/;, Šāʾūl; Greek: Σαούλ, Saoúl; transl. ”asked/prayed for”) For more info click here
is dead, thinking to have brought good tidings, I took hold of him, and killed him in Ziklagצִקְלַג
is the biblical name of a town that was located in the Negev region in the south-west of what was the Kingdom of Judah. It was a provincial town within the Philistine kingdom of Gath when Achish was king. Its exact location has not been identified with any certainty.
, who thought that I would have given him a reward for his tidings:

4:11 How much more, when wicked men have killed a righteous person in his own house upon his bed? shall I not therefore now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?
4:12 And Davidדָּוִד
/ˈdeɪvɪd/; romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”) Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. For more info click here
commanded his young men, and they killed them, and cut off their hands and their feet, and hanged them up over the pool in Hebronחֶבְרוֹן
Ḥevrōn is a Palestinian city in the southern West Bank, 19 mi south of Jerusalem. Nestled in the Judaean Mountains, it lies 3,050 ft above sea level.The city is often considered one of the four holy cities in Judaism as well as in Islam.
. But they took the head of Ish-bosheth/strong>אִישׁ־בֹּשֶׁת
romanized: ʼĪš-bōšeṯ, “man of shame”), also called Eshbaal (אֶשְׁבַּעַל‎, ’Ešba‘al; alternatively spelled Ishbaal, “fire of Baal”)
, and buried it in the sepulcher | ˈsepəlkər | (British sepulchre)
noun – a small room or monument, cut in rock or built of stone, in which a dead person is laid or buried. — verb [with object] literary lay or bury in or as if in a sepulcher: tomes are soon out of print and sepulchered in the dust of libraries. – serve as a burial place for – Middle English: via Old French from Latin sepulcrum ‘burial place’, from sepelire ‘bury’.
of Abnerאַבְנֵר
ʾAḇnēr) was the cousin of King Saul and the commander-in-chief of his army.His name also appears asאבינר בן נר‎ “Abiner son of Ner”, where the longer form Abiner means “my father is Ner”
in Hebronחֶבְרוֹן
Ḥevrōn is a Palestinian city in the southern West Bank, 19 mi south of Jerusalem. Nestled in the Judaean Mountains, it lies 3,050 ft above sea level.The city is often considered one of the four holy cities in Judaism as well as in Islam.
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