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2 Samuel 4:4-12

New American Standard Bible

Chapter 4

4 Now Jonathan, Saul’s son, had a son who was disabled in both feet. He was five years old when the news of Saul and Jonathan came from Jezreel, and his nurse picked him up and fled. But it happened that in her hurry to flee, he fell and could no longer walk. And his name was Mephibosheth.
5 So the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, Rechab and Baanah, departed and came to the house of Ish-bosheth in the heat of the day, while he was taking his midday rest. 6 And they came to the interior of the house as if to get wheat, and they struck him in the belly; and Rechab and his brother Baanah escaped. 7 Now when they had come into the house, as he was lying on his bed in his bedroom, they struck him and killed him, and they beheaded him. And they took his head and traveled by way of the Arabah all night. 8 Then they brought the head of Ish-bosheth to David at Hebron, and said to the king, 'Behold, the head of Ish-bosheth the son of Saul, your enemy, who sought your life; so the LORD has given my lord the king vengeance this day on Saul and his descendants.'
9 But David replied to Rechab and his brother Baanah, sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said to them, 'As the LORD lives, who has redeemed my life from all distress, 10 when the one who informed me, saying, ‘Behold, Saul is dead,’ also viewed himself as the bearer of good news, I seized him and killed him in Ziklag, which was the reward I gave him for his news. 11 How much more, when wicked men have killed a righteous man in his own house on his bed, shall I not now require his blood from your hands and eliminate you both from the earth?' 12 Then David commanded the young men, and they killed them and cut off their hands and feet, and hung them up beside the pool in Hebron. But they took the head of Ish-bosheth and buried it in the grave of Abner in Hebron.
King James Version

Chapter 4

4 And Jonathan, Saul's son, had a son that was lame of his feet. He was five years old when the tidings came of Saul 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. 5 And the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, Rechab and Baanah, went, and came about the heat of the day to the house of Ishbosheth, who lay on a bed at noon. 6 And they came thither into the midst of the house, as though they would have fetched wheat; and they smote him under the fifth rib: and Rechab and Baanah his brother escaped. 7 For when they came into the house, he lay on his bed in his bedchamber, and they smote him, and slew him, and beheaded him, and took his head, and gat them away through the plain all night. 8 And they brought the head of Ishbosheth unto David to Hebron, and said to the king, Behold the head of Ishbosheth the son of Saul thine enemy, which sought thy life; and the LORD hath avenged my lord the king this day of Saul, and of his seed.
9 And David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said unto them, As the LORD liveth, who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity, 10 When one told me, saying, Behold, Saul is dead, thinking to have brought good tidings, I took hold of him, and slew him in Ziklag, who thought that I would have given him a reward for his tidings: 11 How much more, when wicked men have slain 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? 12 And David commanded his young men, and they slew them, and cut off their hands and their feet, and hanged them up over the pool in Hebron. But they took the head of Ishbosheth, and buried it in the sepulchre of Abner in Hebron.
Christian Standard Bible

Chapter 4

4 Saul's son Jonathan had a son whose feet were crippled. He was five years old when the report about Saul and Jonathan came from Jezreel. His nanny picked him up and fled, but as she was hurrying to flee, he fell and became lame. His name was Mephibosheth.
5 Rechab and Baanah, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, set out and arrived at Ish-bosheth's house during the heat of the day while the king was taking his midday nap. 6 They entered the interior of the house as if to get wheat and stabbed him in the stomach. Then Rechab and his brother Baanah escaped. 7 They had entered the house while Ish-bosheth was lying on his bed in his bedroom and stabbed and killed him. They removed his head, took it, and traveled by way of the Arabah all night. 8 They brought Ish-bosheth's head to David at Hebron and said to the king, "Here's the head of Ish-bosheth son of Saul, your enemy who intended to take your life. Today the Lord has granted vengeance to my lord the king against Saul and his offspring."
9 But David answered Rechab and his brother Baanah, sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, "As the Lord lives, the one who has redeemed my life from every distress, 10 when the person told me, 'Look, Saul is dead,' he thought he was a bearer of good news, but I seized him and put him to death at Ziklag. That was my reward to him for his news! 11 How much more when wicked men kill a righteous man in his own house on his own bed! So now, should I not require his blood from you and purge you from the earth? "
12 So David gave orders to the young men, and they killed Rechab and Baanah. They cut off their hands and feet and hung their bodies by the pool in Hebron, but they took Ish-bosheth's head and buried it in Abner's tomb in Hebron.
New Living Translation

Chapter 4

4 (Saul's son Jonathan had a son named Mephibosheth, who was crippled as a child. He was five years old when the report came from Jezreel that Saul and Jonathan had been killed in battle. When the child's nurse heard the news, she picked him up and fled. But as she hurried away, she dropped him, and he became crippled.)
5 One day Recab and Baanah, the sons of Rimmon from Beeroth, went to Ishbosheth's house around noon as he was taking his midday rest. 6 The doorkeeper, who had been sifting wheat, became drowsy and fell asleep. So Recab and Baanah slipped past her. 7 They went into the house and found Ishbosheth sleeping on his bed. They struck and killed him and cut off his head. Then, taking his head with them, they fled across the Jordan Valley through the night. 8 When they arrived at Hebron, they presented Ishbosheth's head to David. 'Look!' they exclaimed to the king. 'Here is the head of Ishbosheth, the son of your enemy Saul who tried to kill you. Today the LORD has given my lord the king revenge on Saul and his entire family!'
9 But David said to Recab and Baanah, 'The LORD, who saves me from all my enemies, is my witness. 10 Someone once told me, 'Saul is dead,' thinking he was bringing me good news. But I seized him and killed him at Ziklag. That's the reward I gave him for his news! 11 How much more should I reward evil men who have killed an innocent man in his own house and on his own bed? Shouldn't I hold you responsible for his blood and rid the earth of you?'
12 So David ordered his young men to kill them, and they did. They cut off their hands and feet and hung their bodies beside the pool in Hebron. Then they took Ishbosheth's head and buried it in Abner's tomb in Hebron.
English Standard Version

Chapter 4

4 Jonathan, the son of Saul, had a son who was crippled in his feet. He was five years old when the news about Saul and Jonathan came from Jezreel, and his nurse took him up and fled, and as she fled in her haste, he fell and became lame. And his name was Mephibosheth.
5 Now the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, Rechab and Baanah, set out, and about the heat of the day they came to the house of Ish-bosheth as he was taking his noonday rest. 6 And they came into the midst of the house as if to get wheat, and they stabbed him in the stomach. Then Rechab and Baanah his brother escaped. 7 When they came into the house, as he lay on his bed in his bedroom, they struck him and put him to death and beheaded him. They took his head and went by the way of the Arabah all night, 8 and brought the head of Ish-bosheth to David at Hebron. And they said to the king, “Here is the head of Ish-bosheth, the son of Saul, your enemy, who sought your life. The LORD has avenged my lord the king this day on Saul and on his offspring.” 9 But David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, “As the LORD lives, who has redeemed my life out of every adversity, 10 when one told me, ‘Behold, Saul is dead,’ and thought he was bringing good news, I seized him and killed him at Ziklag, which was the reward I gave him for his news. 11 How much more, when wicked men have killed a righteous man in his own house on his bed, shall I not now require his blood at your hand and destroy you from the earth?” 12 And David commanded his young men, and they killed them and cut off their hands and feet and hanged them beside the pool at Hebron. But they took the head of Ish-bosheth and buried it in the tomb of Abner at Hebron.
New International Version

Chapter 4

4 (Jonathan son of Saul had a son who was lame in both feet. He was five years old when the news about Saul and Jonathan came from Jezreel. His nurse picked him up and fled, but as she hurried to leave, he fell and became disabled. His name was Mephibosheth.)
5 Now Rekab and Baanah, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, set out for the house of Ish-Bosheth, and they arrived there in the heat of the day while he was taking his noonday rest. 6 They went into the inner part of the house as if to get some wheat, and they stabbed him in the stomach. Then Rekab and his brother Baanah slipped away.
7 They had gone into the house while he was lying on the bed in his bedroom. After they stabbed and killed him, they cut off his head. Taking it with them, they traveled all night by way of the Arabah. 8 They brought the head of Ish-Bosheth to David at Hebron and said to the king, 'Here is the head of Ish-Bosheth son of Saul, your enemy, who tried to kill you. This day the LORD has avenged my lord the king against Saul and his offspring.'
9 David answered Rekab and his brother Baanah, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, 'As surely as the LORD lives, who has delivered me out of every trouble, 10 when someone told me, 'Saul is dead,' and thought he was bringing good news, I seized him and put him to death in Ziklag. That was the reward I gave him for his news! 11 How much more--when wicked men have killed an innocent man in his own house and on his own bed--should I not now demand his blood from your hand and rid the earth of you!'
12 So David gave an order to his men, and they killed them. They cut off their hands and feet and hung the bodies by the pool in Hebron. But they took the head of Ish-Bosheth and buried it in Abner's tomb at Hebron.
La Biblia de las Américas

Chapter 4

4 Y Jonatán, hijo de Saúl, tenía un hijo lisiado de los pies. Este tenía cinco años cuando de Jezreel llegaron las noticias de la muerte de Saúl y Jonatán, y su nodriza lo tomó y huyó, pero sucedió que en su prisa por huir, él se cayó y quedó cojo. Su nombre era Mefiboset.
5 Y los hijos de Rimón beerotita, Recab y Baana, fueron y entraron en la casa de Is-boset en el calor del día, mientras él dormía la siesta. 6 Y llegaron hasta la mitad de la casa como si fueran a buscar trigo, y lo hirieron en el vientre; y Recab y su hermano Baana escaparon. 7 Habían entrado en la casa mientras Is-boset estaba acostado en su lecho, en su alcoba; lo hirieron y lo mataron, y le cortaron la cabeza. Y tomando su cabeza, anduvieron toda la noche camino del Arabá. 8 Trajeron la cabeza de Is-boset a David en Hebrón, y dijeron al rey: He aquí la cabeza de Is-boset, hijo de tu enemigo Saúl, el que buscaba tu vida ; de esta manera el SEÑOR ha concedido hoy a mi señor el rey venganza sobre Saúl y sus descendientes.
9 Respondiendo David a Recab y a su hermano Baana, hijos de Rimón beerotita, les dijo: Vive el SEÑOR que ha redimido mi vida de toda angustia, 10 que cuando uno me avisó, diciendo: “He aquí, Saúl ha muerto”, pensando que me traía buenas noticias, yo lo prendí y lo maté en Siclag, lo cual fue el pago que le di por sus noticias. 11 ¿Cuánto más, cuando hombres malvados han matado a un hombre justo en su propia casa y sobre su cama, no demandaré ahora su sangre de vuestras manos, borrándoos de la tierra? 12 Y David dio una orden a los jóvenes, y ellos los mataron y les cortaron las manos y los pies y los colgaron junto al estanque en Hebrón. Pero tomaron la cabeza de Is-boset y la sepultaron en el sepulcro de Abner, en Hebrón.
Nueva Biblia de las Américas

Chapter 4

4 Jonatán, hijo de Saúl, tenía un hijo lisiado de los pies. Este tenía cinco años cuando de Jezreel llegaron las noticias de la muerte de Saúl y Jonatán, y su nodriza lo tomó y huyó, pero sucedió que en su prisa por huir, él se cayó y quedó cojo. Su nombre era Mefiboset.
5 Y los hijos de Rimón el Beerotita, Recab y Baana, fueron y entraron en la casa de Isboset en el calor del día, mientras él dormía la siesta. 6 Llegaron hasta la mitad de la casa como si fueran a buscar trigo, y lo hirieron en el vientre. Después Recab y su hermano Baana escaparon. 7 Habían entrado en la casa mientras Isboset estaba acostado en su lecho, en su alcoba; lo hirieron y lo mataron, y le cortaron la cabeza. Y tomando su cabeza, anduvieron toda la noche camino del Arabá, 8 y trajeron la cabeza de Isboset a David en Hebrón, y dijeron al rey: “Esta es la cabeza de Isboset, hijo de su enemigo Saúl, el que buscaba su vida; de esta manera el SEÑOR hoy ha concedido venganza a mi señor el rey sobre Saúl y sus descendientes.”
9 Respondiendo David a Recab y a su hermano Baana, hijos de Rimón el Beerotita, les dijo: “Vive el SEÑOR que ha redimido mi vida de toda angustia, 10 porque cuando uno me avisó: ‘Saúl ha muerto,’ pensando que me traía buenas noticias, yo lo prendí y lo maté en Siclag, lo cual fue el pago que le di por sus noticias. 11 ¿Cuánto más, cuando hombres malvados han matado a un hombre justo en su propia casa y sobre su cama, no demandaré ahora su sangre de las manos de ustedes, borrándolos de la tierra?” 12 Y David dio una orden a los jóvenes, y ellos los mataron y les cortaron las manos y los pies y los colgaron junto al estanque en Hebrón. Pero tomaron la cabeza de Isboset y la sepultaron en el sepulcro de Abner, en Hebrón.
Nueva Versión Internacional

Chapter 4

4 Por otra parte, Jonatán hijo de Saúl tenía un hijo de cinco años, llamado Mefiboset, que estaba tullido. Resulta que cuando de Jezrel llegó la noticia de la muerte de Saúl y Jonatán, su nodriza lo cargó para huir, pero, con el apuro, se le cayó y por eso quedó cojo.
5 Ahora bien, Recab y Baná, los hijos de Rimón el berotita, partieron para la casa de Isboset y llegaron a la hora más calurosa del día, cuando él dormía la siesta. 6 Con el pretexto de sacar un poco de trigo, Recab y su hermano Baná entraron al interior de la casa, y allí mismo lo apuñalaron en el vientre. Después de eso, escaparon. 7 Se habían metido en la casa mientras Isboset estaba en la alcoba, acostado en su cama. Lo mataron a puñaladas, y luego le cortaron la cabeza y se la llevaron. Caminaron toda la noche por el Arabá
8 y, al llegar a Hebrón, le entregaron a David la cabeza de Isboset, diciendo: ?Mire, Su Majestad: aquí le traemos la cabeza de Isboset, hijo de su enemigo Saúl, que intentó matarlo a usted. El SEÑOR ha vengado hoy a Su Majestad por lo que Saúl y su descendencia le hicieron.
9 Pero David les respondió a Recab y a Baná, los hijos de Rimón el berotita: ?Tan cierto como que vive el SEÑOR, quien me ha librado de todas mis angustias, 10 les juro que quien me anunció la muerte de Saúl se imaginaba que me traía buenas noticias, ¡pero la recompensa que le di por tan “buenas noticias” fue apresarlo y matarlo en Siclag! 11 ¡Y con mayor razón castigaré a los malvados que han dado muerte a un inocente mientras este dormía en su propia cama! ¿Acaso no voy a vengar su muerte exterminándolos a ustedes de la tierra?
12 Entonces David les ordenó a sus soldados que los mataran, y que además les cortaran las manos y los pies, y colgaran sus cuerpos junto al estanque de Hebrón. En cambio, la cabeza de Isboset la enterraron en Hebrón, en el sepulcro de Abner.
Reina-Valera 1960

Chapter 4

4 Y Jonatán hijo de Saúl tenía un hijo lisiado de los pies. Tenía cinco años de edad cuando llegó de Jezreel la noticia de la muerte de Saúl y de Jonatán, y su nodriza le tomó y huyó; y mientras iba huyendo apresuradamente, se le cayó el niño y quedó cojo. Su nombre era Mefi-boset.
5 Los hijos, pues, de Rimón beerotita, Recab y Baana, fueron y entraron en el mayor calor del día en casa de Is-boset, el cual estaba durmiendo la siesta en su cámara. 6 Y he aquí la portera de la casa había estado limpiando trigo, pero se durmió; y fue así como Recab y Baana su hermano se introdujeron en la casa. 7 Cuando entraron en la casa, Is-boset dormía sobre su lecho en su cámara; y lo hirieron y lo mataron, y le cortaron la cabeza, y habiéndola tomado, caminaron toda la noche por el camino del Arabá. 8 Y trajeron la cabeza de Is-boset a David en Hebrón, y dijeron al rey: He aquí la cabeza de Is-boset hijo de Saúl tu enemigo, que procuraba matarte; y Jehová ha vengado hoy a mi señor el rey, de Saúl y de su linaje. 9 Y David respondió a Recab y a su hermano Baana, hijos de Rimón beerotita, y les dijo: Vive Jehová que ha redimido mi alma de toda angustia, 10 que cuando uno me dio nuevas, diciendo: He aquí Saúl ha muerto, imaginándose que traía buenas nuevas, yo lo prendí, y le maté en Siclag en pago de la nueva. 11 ¿Cuánto más a los malos hombres que mataron a un hombre justo en su casa, y sobre su cama? Ahora, pues, ¿no he de demandar yo su sangre de vuestras manos, y quitaros de la tierra? 12 Entonces David ordenó a sus servidores, y ellos los mataron, y les cortaron las manos y los pies, y los colgaron sobre el estanque en Hebrón. Luego tomaron la cabeza de Is-boset, y la enterraron en el sepulcro de Abner en Hebrón.
Biblia del Jubileo

Chapter 4

4 Y Jonatán, hijo de Saúl, tenía un hijo lisiado de los pies de edad de cinco años, que cuando la noticia de la muerte de Saúl y de Jonatán vino de Jezreel, le tomó su ama y huyó; y como iba huyendo de prisa, cayó el niño y quedó cojo. Su nombre era Mefi-boset. 5 Los hijos, pues, de Rimón beerotita, Recab y Baana, fueron y entraron en el mayor calor del día en casa de Is-boset, el cual estaba durmiendo en su cámara la siesta. 6 Entonces entraron ellos en medio de la casa en hábito de mercaderes de grano, y le hirieron en la quinta costilla, y se escaparon Recab y Baana su hermano. 7 Los cuales como entraron en la casa, estando él en su cama en su cámara de dormir, lo hirieron y mataron, y le cortaron la cabeza. Y tomando la cabeza caminaron toda la noche por el camino de la campiña. 8 Y trajeron la cabeza de Is-boset a David en Hebrón, y dijeron al rey: He aquí la cabeza de Is-boset hijo de Saúl tu enemigo, que procuraba matarte; y el SEÑOR ha vengado hoy a mi señor el rey, de Saúl y de su simiente. 9 Y David respondió a Recab y a su hermano Baana, hijos de Rimón Beerotita, y les dijo: Vive el SEÑOR que ha redimido mi alma de toda angustia, 10 que cuando uno me dio nuevas, diciendo: He aquí Saúl es muerto imaginándose que traía buenas nuevas, yo lo prendí, y le maté en Siclag en pago de la nueva. 11 ¿Cuánto más a los malos hombres que mataron a un hombre justo en su casa, y sobre su cama? Ahora pues, ¿no tengo yo de demandar su sangre de vuestras manos, y quitaros de la tierra? 12 Entonces David mandó a los jóvenes, y ellos los mataron, y les cortaron las manos y los pies, y los colgaron sobre el estanque, en Hebrón. Luego tomaron la cabeza de Is-boset, y la enterraron en el sepulcro de Abner en Hebrón.