Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

It came about while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David that Abner was making himself strong in the house of Saul.

King James Version

And it came to pass, while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David, that Abner made himself strong for the house of Saul.

Holman Bible

During the war between the house of Saul and the house of David, Abner kept acquiring more power in the house of Saul.

International Standard Version

While war continued between the dynasties of Saul and David, Abner was growing in influence within the dynasty of Saul.

A Conservative Version

And it came to pass, while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David, that Abner made himself strong in the house of Saul.

American Standard Version

And it came to pass, while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David, that Abner made himself strong in the house of Saul.

Amplified

While there was war between the houses of Saul and David, Abner was making himself strong in the house of Saul.

Bible in Basic English

Now while there was war between Saul's people and David's people, Abner was making himself strong among the supporters of Saul.

Darby Translation

And it came to pass while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David, that Abner made himself strong for the house of Saul.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And it came to pass while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David, that Abner made himself strong for the house of Saul.

Julia Smith Translation

And it will be in there being war between the house of Saul and between the house of David, and Abner was strong for the house of Saul.

King James 2000

And it came to pass, while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David, that Abner made himself strong for the house of Saul.

Lexham Expanded Bible

As the war between the house of Saul and the house of David was [continuing], Abner was strengthening himself in the house of Saul.

Modern King James verseion

And it happened, while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David, Abner made himself strong for the house of Saul.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And as long as there was battle between the house of Saul and the house of David, Abner held up the house of Saul.

NET Bible

As the war continued between the house of Saul and the house of David, Abner was becoming more influential in the house of Saul.

New Heart English Bible

It happened, while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David, that Abner made himself strong in the house of Saul.

The Emphasized Bible

And it came to pass, while the war continued between the house of Saul and the house of David, that, Abner, shewed himself courageous for the house of Saul.

Webster

And it came to pass, while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David, that Abner made himself strong for the house of Saul.

World English Bible

It happened, while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David, that Abner made himself strong in the house of Saul.

Youngs Literal Translation

And it cometh to pass, in the war being between the house of Saul and the house of David, that Abner hath been strengthening himself in the house of Saul,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
מלחמה 
Milchamah 
Usage: 319

בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

of Saul
שׁאוּל 
Sha'uwl 
Usage: 406

and the house
בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

of David
דּויד דּוד 
David 
Usage: 1074

אבינר אבנר 
'Abner 
Usage: 63

for the house
בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

References

Context Readings

Abner Defects To David's Camp

5 and the sixth, Ithream, by David's wife Eglah. These were born to David at Hebron. 6 It came about while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David that Abner was making himself strong in the house of Saul. 7 Now Saul had a concubine whose name was Rizpah, the daughter of Aiah; and Ish-bosheth said to Abner, "Why have you gone in to my father's concubine?"



Cross References

2 Samuel 2:8-9

But Abner the son of Ner, commander of Saul's army, had taken Ish-bosheth the son of Saul and brought him over to Mahanaim.

2 Kings 10:23

Jehu went into the house of Baal with Jehonadab the son of Rechab; and he said to the worshipers of Baal, "Search and see that there is here with you none of the servants of the LORD, but only the worshipers of Baal."

2 Chronicles 25:8

"But if you do go, do it, be strong for the battle; yet God will bring you down before the enemy, for God has power to help and to bring down."

Proverbs 21:30

There is no wisdom and no understanding And no counsel against the LORD.

Isaiah 8:9-10

"Be broken, O peoples, and be shattered; And give ear, all remote places of the earth. Gird yourselves, yet be shattered; Gird yourselves, yet be shattered.

Joel 3:9-13

Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare a war; rouse the mighty men! Let all the soldiers draw near, let them come up!

Matthew 12:30

"He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters.

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