Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Then said Abishai the son of Zeruiah unto the king, Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? let me go over, I pray thee, and take off his head.

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Bible References

Abishai

2 Samuel 3:30
Thus, Joab and Abishai his brother, slew Abner, - because he had caused the death of Asahel their brother, in Gibeon, in the battle.
1 Samuel 26:6
And David responded, and said unto Ahimelech the Hittite, and unto Abishai son of Zeruiah, brother of Joab, saying, Who will go down with me unto Saul, within the camp? And Abishai said, I, will go down with thee.

Dead dog

2 Samuel 3:8
And it provoked Abner greatly, on account of the words of Ish-bosheth, and he said - Am I, the head of the dogs, that pertain unto Judah? To-day, would I deal in lovingkindness with the house of Saul thy father, towards his brethren, and towards his friends, and have not delivered thee into the hand of David, - and yet thou hast charged upon me the transgression of the woman, today.
2 Samuel 9:8
And he did homage, and said - What is thy servant, - that thou hast turned towards such a dead dog as I?
1 Samuel 24:14
After whom, hath the king of Israel come forth? After whom, art thou in pursuit? After a dead dog! after a single flea!

Curse

Exodus 22:28
God, shalt thou not revile, - and a prince among thy people, shalt thou not curse.
Acts 23:5
And Paul said - I was not aware, brethren, that he was high-priest; because it is written - Of a ruler of thy people, shalt thou not speak injuriously.
1 Peter 2:17
Unto all men, give honour, unto the brotherhood, shew love, unto God, give reverence, the king, hold in honour.

Let me go

1 Samuel 26:6
And David responded, and said unto Ahimelech the Hittite, and unto Abishai son of Zeruiah, brother of Joab, saying, Who will go down with me unto Saul, within the camp? And Abishai said, I, will go down with thee.
Job 31:30
Neither did I suffer my palate to sin, by asking, with a curse, for his life:
Jeremiah 40:13
But, Johanan son of Kareah, and all the princes of the forces which were in the field, came unto Gedaliah in Mizpah,

General references

Proverbs 17:11
Nothing less than rebellion, doth a wicked man seek, and, a relentless messenger, shall be sent out against him.