Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The king chanted a lament for Abner and said, "Should Abner die as a fool dies?

King James Version

And the king lamented over Abner, and said, Died Abner as a fool dieth?

Holman Bible

and the king sang a lament for Abner: Should Abner die as a fool dies?

International Standard Version

The king composed this mourning song for Abner: "Should Abner's death be like a fool's?

A Conservative Version

And the king lamented for Abner, and said, Should Abner die as a fool dies?

American Standard Version

And the king lamented for Abner, and said, Should Abner die as a fool dieth?

Amplified

And the king lamented over Abner and said, Should Abner die as a fool dies?

Bible in Basic English

And the king made a song of grief for Abner and said, Was the death of Abner to be like the death of a foolish man?

Darby Translation

And the king lamented over Abner, and said, Should Abner die as a fool dieth?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And the king lamented over Abner and said, Abner died the death of a fool!

Julia Smith Translation

And the king will lament for Abner, and he will say, As the fool died will Abner die?

King James 2000

And the king lamented over Abner, and said, Died Abner as a fool dies?

Lexham Expanded Bible

The king sang a lament for Abner and said, "Should Abner have died the death of a fool?

Modern King James verseion

And the king mourned over Abner and said, Did Abner die like a fool dies?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And the king lamented over Abner and said, "Abner died not as a wretch dieth.

NET Bible

The king chanted the following lament for Abner: "Should Abner have died like a fool?

New Heart English Bible

The king lamented for Abner, and said, "Should Abner die as a fool dies?

The Emphasized Bible

And the king addressed his dirge unto Abner, and said, - As a base man dieth, should Abner have died?

Webster

And the king lamented over Abner, and said, Died Abner as a fool dieth?

World English Bible

The king lamented for Abner, and said, "Should Abner die as a fool dies?

Youngs Literal Translation

and the king lamenteth for Abner, and saith: -- 'As the death of a fool doth Abner die?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And the king
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

קוּן 
Quwn 
Usage: 8

H74
אבינר אבנר 
'Abner 
Usage: 63

and said

Usage: 0

מוּת 
Muwth 
Usage: 839

H74
אבינר אבנר 
'Abner 
Usage: 63

as a fool
נבל 
Nabal 
Usage: 18

Context Readings

Abner Is Killed

32 Thus they buried Abner in Hebron; and the king lifted up his voice and wept at the grave of Abner, and all the people wept. 33 The king chanted a lament for Abner and said, "Should Abner die as a fool dies? 34 "Your hands were not bound, nor your feet put in fetters; As one falls before the wicked, you have fallen." And all the people wept again over him.



Cross References

2 Samuel 1:17

Then David chanted with this lament over Saul and Jonathan his son,

2 Samuel 13:12-13

But she answered him, "No, my brother, do not violate me, for such a thing is not done in Israel; do not do this disgraceful thing!

2 Samuel 13:28-29

Absalom commanded his servants, saying, "See now, when Amnon's heart is merry with wine, and when I say to you, 'Strike Amnon,' then put him to death. Do not fear; have not I myself commanded you? Be courageous and be valiant."

2 Chronicles 35:25

Then Jeremiah chanted a lament for Josiah. And all the male and female singers speak about Josiah in their lamentations to this day. And they made them an ordinance in Israel; behold, they are also written in the Lamentations.

Proverbs 18:7

A fool's mouth is his ruin, And his lips are the snare of his soul.

Ecclesiastes 2:15-16

Then I said to myself, "As is the fate of the fool, it will also befall me Why then have I been extremely wise?" So I said to myself, "This too is vanity."

Jeremiah 17:11

"As a partridge that hatches eggs which it has not laid, So is he who makes a fortune, but unjustly; In the midst of his days it will forsake him, And in the end he will be a fool."

Luke 12:19-20

'And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry."'

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