2 Samuel 21:17 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

2 Samuel 21:17, NIV: But Abishai son of Zeruiah came to David's rescue; he struck the Philistine down and killed him. Then David's men swore to him, saying, 'Never again will you go out with us to battle, so that the lamp of Israel will not be extinguished.'

2 Samuel 21:17, ESV: But Abishai the son of Zeruiah came to his aid and attacked the Philistine and killed him. Then David’s men swore to him, “You shall no longer go out with us to battle, lest you quench the lamp of Israel.”

2 Samuel 21:17, KJV: But Abishai the son of Zeruiah succoured him, and smote the Philistine, and killed him. Then the men of David sware unto him, saying, Thou shalt go no more out with us to battle, that thou quench not the light of Israel.

2 Samuel 21:17, NASB: 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.'

2 Samuel 21:17, NLT: But Abishai son of Zeruiah came to David's rescue and killed the Philistine. Then David's men declared, 'You are not going out to battle with us again! Why risk snuffing out the light of Israel?'

2 Samuel 21:17, CSB: But Abishai son of Zeruiah came to his aid, struck the Philistine, and killed him. Then David's men swore to him, "You must never again go out with us to battle. You must not extinguish the lamp of Israel."

What does 2 Samuel 21:17 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

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