Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Where the people of Israel were slain before the servants of David, and there was there a great slaughter that day of twenty thousand men.

General references

Bible References

The people

2 Samuel 2:17
The battle that day was extremely fierce, and Abner and the men of Israel were defeated by David’s soldiers.
2 Samuel 15:6
Absalom did this to all the Israelites who came to the king for a settlement. So Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.
2 Samuel 19:41
Suddenly, all the men of Israel came to the king. They asked him, “Why did our brothers, the men of Judah, take you away secretly and transport the king and his household across the Jordan, along with all of David’s men?”

A great

Proverbs 11:21
Be assured that the wicked
will not go unpunished,
but the offspring of the righteous will escape.
Proverbs 24:21
My son, fear the Lord, as well as the king,
and don’t associate with rebels,

Twenty thousand men

2 Samuel 2:26
Then Abner called out to Joab: “Must the sword devour forever? Don’t you realize this will only end in bitterness? How long before you tell the troops to stop pursuing their brothers?”
2 Chronicles 13:16
So the Israelites fled before Judah, and God handed them over to them.
2 Chronicles 28:6
Pekah son of Remaliah killed 120,000 in Judah in one day—all brave men—because they had abandoned the Lord God of their ancestors.

General references

Psalm 18:38
I crush them, and they cannot get up;
they fall beneath my feet.

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