Bible: 2 Samuel 3:6-12

Abner Defects to David’s Camp

3:6 As the war continued between the house of Saul and the house of David, Abner was becoming more influential 1  in the house of Saul. 3:7 Now Saul had a concubine named Rizpah daughter of Aiah. Ish-bosheth 2  said to Abner, “Why did you have sexual relations with 3  my father’s concubine? 4 

3:8 These words of Ish-bosheth really angered Abner and he said, “Am I the head of a dog that belongs to Judah? This very day I am demonstrating 5  loyalty to the house of Saul your father and to his relatives 6  and his friends! I have not betrayed you into the hand of David. Yet you have accused me of sinning with this woman today! 7  3:9 God will severely judge Abner 8  if I do not do for David exactly what the Lord has promised him, 9  3:10 namely, to transfer the kingdom from the house of Saul and to establish the throne of David over Israel and over Judah all the way from Dan to Beer Sheba! 3:11 Ish-bosheth 10  was unable to answer Abner with even a single word because he was afraid of him.

3:12 Then Abner sent messengers 11  to David saying, “To whom does the land belong? Make an agreement 12  with me, and I will do whatever I can 13  to cause all Israel to turn to you.”

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