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2 Samuel 3:17

    2 Samuel 3:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Abner had communication with the elders of Israel, saying, Ye sought for David in times past to be king over you:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Abner had communication with the elders of Israel, saying, You sought for David in times past to be king over you:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Abner had communication with the elders of Israel, saying, In times past ye sought for David to be king over you:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then Abner had a talk with the chief men of Israel, saying, In the past it was your desire to make David your king: so now, do it:

    Webster's Revision

    And Abner had communication with the elders of Israel, saying, In times past ye sought for David to be king over you:

    World English Bible

    Abner had communication with the elders of Israel, saying, "In times past, you sought for David to be king over you.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Abner had communication with the elders of Israel, saying, In times past ye sought for David to be king over you:

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Samuel 3:17

    Ye sought for David ... - Compare 1 Samuel 18:5. It was only by Abner's great influence that the elders of Israel had been restrained hitherto from declaring for David, and this accounts for Ish-bosheth's helpless submission to his uncle's dictation.