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2 Samuel 3:22-31

New American Standard Bible

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22 And behold, the servants of David and Joab came from a raid and brought a large amount of plunder with them; but Abner was not with David in Hebron, since he had let him go, and he had gone in peace. 23 When Joab and all the army that was with him arrived, they informed Joab, saying, 'Abner the son of Ner came to the king, and he has let him go on his way, and he has gone in peace.' 24 Then Joab came to the king and said, 'What have you done? Behold, Abner came to you; why then have you let him go, so that he is already gone? 25 You know Abner the son of Ner, that he came to gain your confidence, and to learn of your going out and coming in and to find out everything that you are doing.'
26 When Joab left David’s presence, he sent messengers after Abner, and they brought him back from the well of Sirah; but David did not know about it. 27 So when Abner returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside into the middle of the gate to speak with him privately, and there he struck him in the belly, so that he died on account of the blood of his brother Asahel. 28 Afterward, when David heard about this, he said, 'I and my kingdom are innocent before the LORD forever of the blood of Abner the son of Ner. 29 May it turn upon the head of Joab and on all his father’s house; and may there not be eliminated from the house of Joab someone who suffers a discharge, or has leprosy, or holds the spindle, or falls by the sword, or lacks bread.' 30 So Joab and his brother Abishai killed Abner because he had put their brother Asahel to death in the battle at Gibeon.
31 Then David said to Joab and to all the people who were with him, 'Tear your clothes and put on sackcloth, and mourn before Abner.' And King David walked behind the bier.
King James Version

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22 And, behold, the servants of David and Joab came from pursuing a troop, and brought in a great spoil with them: but Abner was not with David in Hebron; for he had sent him away, and he was gone in peace. 23 When Joab and all the host that was with him were come, they told Joab, saying, Abner the son of Ner came to the king, and he hath sent him away, and he is gone in peace. 24 Then Joab came to the king, and said, What hast thou done? behold, Abner came unto thee; why is it that thou hast sent him away, and he is quite gone? 25 Thou knowest Abner the son of Ner, that he came to deceive thee, and to know thy going out and thy coming in, and to know all that thou doest. 26 And when Joab was come out from David, he sent messengers after Abner, which brought him again from the well of Sirah: but David knew it not. 27 And when Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside in the gate to speak with him quietly, and smote him there under the fifth rib, that he died, for the blood of Asahel his brother. 28 And afterward when David heard it, he said, I and my kingdom are guiltless before the LORD for ever from the blood of Abner the son of Ner: 29 Let it rest on the head of Joab, and on all his father's house; and let there not fail from the house of Joab one that hath an issue, or that is a leper, or that leaneth on a staff, or that falleth on the sword, or that lacketh bread. 30 So Joab and Abishai his brother slew Abner, because he had slain their brother Asahel at Gibeon in the battle. 31 And David said to Joab, and to all the people that were with him, Rend your clothes, and gird you with sackcloth, and mourn before Abner. And king David himself followed the bier.
Christian Standard Bible

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22 Just then David's soldiers and Joab returned from a raid and brought a large amount of plundered goods with them. Abner was not with David in Hebron because David had dismissed him, and he had gone in peace. 23 When Joab and his whole army arrived, Joab was informed, "Abner son of Ner came to see the king, the king dismissed him, and he went in peace."
24 Joab went to the king and said, "What have you done? Look here, Abner came to you. Why did you dismiss him? Now he's getting away. 25 You know that Abner son of Ner came to deceive you and to find out about your military activities and everything you're doing." 26 Then Joab left David and sent messengers after Abner. They brought him back from the well of Sirah, but David was unaware of it. 27 When Abner returned to Hebron, Joab pulled him aside to the middle of the city gate, as if to speak to him privately, and there Joab stabbed him in the stomach. So Abner died in revenge for the death of Asahel, Joab's brother.
28 David heard about it later and said, "I and my kingdom are forever innocent before the Lord concerning the blood of Abner son of Ner. 29 May it hang over Joab's head and his father's whole family, and may the house of Joab never be without someone who has a discharge or a skin disease, or a man who can only work a spindle, or someone who falls by the sword or starves." 30 Joab and his brother Abishai killed Abner because he had put their brother Asahel to death in the battle at Gibeon.
31 David then ordered Joab and all the people who were with him, "Tear your clothes, put on sackcloth, and mourn over Abner." And King David walked behind the coffin.
New Living Translation

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22 But just after David had sent Abner away in safety, Joab and some of David's troops returned from a raid, bringing much plunder with them. 23 When Joab arrived, he was told that Abner had just been there visiting the king and had been sent away in safety.
24 Joab rushed to the king and demanded, 'What have you done? What do you mean by letting Abner get away? 25 You know perfectly well that he came to spy on you and find out everything you're doing!'
26 Joab then left David and sent messengers to catch up with Abner, asking him to return. They found him at the well of Sirah and brought him back, though David knew nothing about it. 27 When Abner arrived back at Hebron, Joab took him aside at the gateway as if to speak with him privately. But then he stabbed Abner in the stomach and killed him in revenge for killing his brother Asahel.
28 When David heard about it, he declared, 'I vow by the LORD that I and my kingdom are forever innocent of this crime against Abner son of Ner. 29 Joab and his family are the guilty ones. May the family of Joab be cursed in every generation with a man who has open sores or leprosy or who walks on crutches or dies by the sword or begs for food!'
30 So Joab and his brother Abishai killed Abner because Abner had killed their brother Asahel at the battle of Gibeon.
31 Then David said to Joab and all those who were with him, 'Tear your clothes and put on burlap. Mourn for Abner.' And King David himself walked behind the procession to the grave.
English Standard Version

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22 Just then the servants of David arrived with Joab from a raid, bringing much spoil with them. But Abner was not with David at Hebron, for he had sent him away, and he had gone in peace. 23 When Joab and all the army that was with him came, it was told Joab, “Abner the son of Ner came to the king, and he has let him go, and he has gone in peace.” 24 Then Joab went to the king and said, “What have you done? Behold, Abner came to you. Why is it that you have sent him away, so that he is gone? 25 You know that Abner the son of Ner came to deceive you and to know your going out and your coming in, and to know all that you are doing.”
26 When Joab came out from David’s presence, he sent messengers after Abner, and they brought him back from the cistern of Sirah. But David did not know about it. 27 And when Abner returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside into the midst of the gate to speak with him privately, and there he struck him in the stomach, so that he died, for the blood of Asahel his brother. 28 Afterward, when David heard of it, he said, “I and my kingdom are forever guiltless before the LORD for the blood of Abner the son of Ner. 29 May it fall upon the head of Joab and upon all his father’s house, and may the house of Joab never be without one who has a discharge or who is leprous or who holds a spindle or who falls by the sword or who lacks bread!” 30 So Joab and Abishai his brother killed Abner, because he had put their brother Asahel to death in the battle at Gibeon.
31 Then David said to Joab and to all the people who were with him, “Tear your clothes and put on sackcloth and mourn before Abner.” And King David followed the bier.
New International Version

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22 Just then David's men and Joab returned from a raid and brought with them a great deal of plunder. But Abner was no longer with David in Hebron, because David had sent him away, and he had gone in peace. 23 When Joab and all the soldiers with him arrived, he was told that Abner son of Ner had come to the king and that the king had sent him away and that he had gone in peace.
24 So Joab went to the king and said, 'What have you done? Look, Abner came to you. Why did you let him go? Now he is gone! 25 You know Abner son of Ner; he came to deceive you and observe your movements and find out everything you are doing.'
26 Joab then left David and sent messengers after Abner, and they brought him back from the cistern at Sirah. But David did not know it. 27 Now when Abner returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside into an inner chamber, as if to speak with him privately. And there, to avenge the blood of his brother Asahel, Joab stabbed him in the stomach, and he died.
28 Later, when David heard about this, he said, 'I and my kingdom are forever innocent before the LORD concerning the blood of Abner son of Ner. 29 May his blood fall on the head of Joab and on his whole family! May Joab's family never be without someone who has a running sore or leprosy or who leans on a crutch or who falls by the sword or who lacks food.'
30 (Joab and his brother Abishai murdered Abner because he had killed their brother Asahel in the battle at Gibeon.)
31 Then David said to Joab and all the people with him, 'Tear your clothes and put on sackcloth and walk in mourning in front of Abner.' King David himself walked behind the bier.
La Biblia de las Américas

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22 He aquí, los siervos de David y Joab vinieron de hacer una incursión trayendo consigo mucho botín; pero Abner no estaba con David en Hebrón, porque él lo había despedido y se había ido en paz. 23 Cuando llegó Joab y todo el ejército que estaba con él, le dieron aviso a Joab, diciendo: Abner, hijo de Ner, vino al rey, y él lo ha despedido y se ha ido en paz. 24 Entonces vino Joab al rey y dijo: ¿Qué has hecho? He aquí, Abner vino a ti; ¿por qué, pues, lo has despedido y él ya se ha ido? 25 Conoces a Abner, hijo de Ner, que vino a engañarte y saber de tus salidas y de tus entradas, y a enterarse de todo lo que haces.
26 Y saliendo Joab de donde estaba David, envió mensajeros tras Abner, y lo hicieron volver desde el pozo de Sira; pero David no lo sabía. 27 Cuando Abner regresó a Hebrón, Joab lo llevó aparte en medio de la puerta para hablarle en privado, y allí, por causa de la sangre de Asael su hermano, lo hirió en el vientre y murió. 28 Cuando David lo supo después, dijo: Yo y mi reino somos inocentes para siempre delante del SEÑOR de la sangre de Abner, hijo de Ner. 29 Caiga su sangre sobre la cabeza de Joab y sobre toda la casa de su padre, y nunca falte en la casa de Joab quien padezca flujo, ni quien sea leproso, ni quien se sostenga con báculo, ni quien muera a espada, ni quien carezca de pan. 30 Así pues, Joab y su hermano Abisai mataron a Abner porque él había dado muerte a Asael, hermano de ellos, en la batalla de Gabaón.
31 Entonces David dijo a Joab y a todo el pueblo que estaba con él: Rasgad vuestros vestidos, y ceñíos de cilicio, y haced duelo delante de Abner. Y el rey David iba detrás del féretro.
Nueva Biblia de las Américas

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22 Sucedió que los siervos de David y Joab vinieron de hacer una incursión trayendo consigo mucho botín; pero Abner no estaba con David en Hebrón, porque él lo había despedido y se había ido en paz. 23 Cuando llegó Joab y todo el ejército que estaba con él, le dieron aviso a Joab diciéndole: “Abner, hijo de Ner, vino al rey, y él lo ha despedido y se ha ido en paz.” 24 Entonces Joab vino al rey y dijo: “¿Qué ha hecho? Ya que Abner vino a usted; ¿por qué, pues, lo ha despedido y él ya se ha ido? 25 Conoce a Abner, hijo de Ner, que vino a engañarlo y saber de sus salidas y de sus entradas, y a enterarse de todo lo que usted hace.”
26 Y saliendo Joab de donde estaba David, envió mensajeros tras Abner, y lo hicieron volver desde el pozo de Sira; pero David no lo sabía. 27 Cuando Abner regresó a Hebrón, Joab lo llevó aparte en medio de la puerta para hablarle en privado, y allí, por causa de la sangre de Asael su hermano, lo hirió en el vientre y murió. 28 Cuando David lo supo después, dijo: “Yo y mi reino somos inocentes para siempre delante del SEÑOR de la sangre de Abner, hijo de Ner. 29 Caiga su sangre sobre la cabeza de Joab y sobre toda la casa de su padre, y nunca falte en la casa de Joab quien padezca flujo, ni quien sea leproso, ni quien se sostenga con báculo, ni quien muera a espada, ni quien carezca de pan.” 30 Joab y su hermano Abisai mataron a Abner porque él había dado muerte a Asael, hermano de ellos, en la batalla de Gabaón.
31 Entonces David dijo a Joab y a todo el pueblo que estaba con él: “Rasguen sus vestidos, y cíñanse de cilicio, y hagan duelo delante de Abner.” Y el rey David iba detrás del féretro.
Nueva Versión Internacional

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22 Ahora bien, los soldados de David regresaban con Joab de una de sus campañas, y traían un gran botín. Abner ya no estaba con David en Hebrón, pues David lo había despedido, y él se había ido tranquilo. 23 Cuando llegó Joab con la tropa que lo acompañaba, le notificaron que Abner hijo de Ner había visitado al rey, y que el rey lo había dejado ir en paz.
24 Por tanto, Joab fue a ver al rey y le dijo: «¡Así que Abner vino a ver a Su Majestad! ¿Y cómo se le ocurre dejar que se vaya tal como vino? 25 ¡Ya Su Majestad lo conoce! Lo más seguro es que haya venido con engaño para averiguar qué planes tiene usted, y para enterarse de todo lo que usted está haciendo».
26 En cuanto Joab salió de hablar con David, envió mensajeros tras Abner, los cuales lo hicieron volver del pozo de Sira. Pero de esto Joab no le dijo nada a David. 27 Cuando Abner regresó a Hebrón, Joab lo llevó aparte a la entrada de la ciudad, como para hablar con él en privado. Allí lo apuñaló en el vientre, y Abner murió. Así Joab se vengó de la muerte de su hermano Asael.
28 Algún tiempo después, David se enteró de esto y declaró: «Hago constar ante el SEÑOR, que mi reino y yo somos totalmente inocentes de la muerte de Abner hijo de Ner. 29 ¡Los responsables de su muerte son Joab y toda su familia! ¡Que nunca falte en la familia de Joab alguien que sufra de hemorragia o de lepra, o que sea cojo, o que muera violentamente, o que pase hambre!»
30 Joab y su hermano Abisay asesinaron a Abner porque en la batalla de Gabaón él había matado a Asael, hermano de ellos.
31 David ordenó a Joab y a todos los que estaban con él: «Rásguense las vestiduras, vístanse de luto, y hagan duelo por Abner». El rey David en persona marchó detrás del féretro,
Reina-Valera 1960

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22 Y he aquí que los siervos de David y Joab venían del campo, y traían consigo gran botín. Mas Abner no estaba con David en Hebrón, pues ya lo había despedido, y él se había ido en paz. 23 Y luego que llegó Joab y todo el ejército que con él estaba, fue dado aviso a Joab, diciendo: Abner hijo de Ner ha venido al rey, y él le ha despedido, y se fue en paz. 24 Entonces Joab vino al rey, y le dijo: ¿Qué has hecho? He aquí Abner vino a ti; ¿por qué, pues, le dejaste que se fuese? 25 Tú conoces a Abner hijo de Ner. No ha venido sino para engañarte, y para enterarse de tu salida y de tu entrada, y para saber todo lo que tú haces.
26 Y saliendo Joab de la presencia de David, envió mensajeros tras Abner, los cuales le hicieron volver desde el pozo de Sira, sin que David lo supiera. 27 Y cuando Abner volvió a Hebrón, Joab lo llevó aparte en medio de la puerta para hablar con él en secreto; y allí, en venganza de la muerte de Asael su hermano, le hirió por la quinta costilla, y murió. 28 Cuando David supo después esto, dijo: Inocente soy yo y mi reino, delante de Jehová, para siempre, de la sangre de Abner hijo de Ner. 29 Caiga sobre la cabeza de Joab, y sobre toda la casa de su padre; que nunca falte de la casa de Joab quien padezca flujo, ni leproso, ni quien ande con báculo, ni quien muera a espada, ni quien tenga falta de pan. 30 Joab, pues, y Abisai su hermano, mataron a Abner, porque él había dado muerte a Asael hermano de ellos en la batalla de Gabaón.
31 Entonces dijo David a Joab, y a todo el pueblo que con él estaba: Rasgad vuestros vestidos, y ceñíos de cilicio, y haced duelo delante de Abner. Y el rey David iba detrás del féretro.
Biblia del Jubileo

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22 Y he aquí los siervos de David y Joab, que venían del campo, y traían consigo gran presa. Mas Abner ya no estaba con David en Hebrón, que ya lo había él despedido, y él se había ido en paz. 23 Y luego que llegó Joab y todo el ejército que con él estaba, fue dado aviso a Joab, diciendo: Abner hijo de Ner ha venido al rey, y él le ha despedido, y se fue en paz. 24 Entonces Joab vino al rey, y le dijo: ¿Qué has hecho? He aquí habíase venido Abner a ti; ¿por qué pues lo dejaste que se fuese? 25 ¿Sabes tú que Abner hijo de Ner ha venido para engañarte, y a saber tu salida y tu entrada, y por entender todo lo que tú haces? 26 Y saliéndose Joab de con David, envió mensajeros tras Abner, los cuales le hicieron volver desde el pozo de Sira, sin saberlo David. 27 Y cuando Abner volvió a Hebrón, lo apartó Joab al medio de la puerta, hablando con él blandamente, y allí le hirió por la quinta costilla, a causa de la muerte de Asael su hermano, y murió. 28 Cuando David supo después esto, dijo: Limpio estoy yo y mi reino, por el SEÑOR, para siempre, de la sangre de Abner hijo de Ner. 29 Caiga sobre la cabeza de Joab, y sobre toda la casa de su padre; que nunca falte de la casa de Joab quien padezca flujo, ni leproso, ni quien ande con báculo, ni quien muera a cuchillo, ni quien tenga falta de pan. 30 Joab, pues, y Abisai su hermano mataron a Abner, porque él había muerto a Asael, hermano de ellos en la batalla de Gabaón. 31 Entonces dijo David a Joab, y a todo el pueblo que con él estaba: Romped vuestros vestidos, y ceñíos de cilicio, y haced duelo delante de Abner. Y el rey iba detrás del féretro.