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2 Samuel 3:31

    2 Samuel 3:31 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And David said to Joab, and to all the people that were with him, Rend your clothes, and gird you with sackcloth, and mourn before Abner. And king David himself followed the bier.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And David said to Joab, and to all the people that were with him, Rend your clothes, and gird you with sackcloth, and mourn before Abner. And king David himself followed the bier.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And David said to Joab, and to all the people that were with him, Rend your clothes, and gird you with sackcloth, and mourn before Abner. And king David followed the bier.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And David said to Joab and all the people who were with him, Go in grief and put haircloth about you, in sorrow for Abner. And King David went after the dead body.

    Webster's Revision

    And David said to Joab, and to all the people that were with him, Rend your clothes, and gird you with sackcloth, and mourn before Abner. And king David followed the bier.

    World English Bible

    David said to Joab, and to all the people who were with him, Tear your clothes, and clothe yourselves with sackcloth, and mourn before Abner. King David followed the bier.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And David said to Joab, and to all the people that were with him, Rend your clothes, and gird you with sackcloth, and mourn before Abner. And king David followed the bier.

    Definitions for 2 Samuel 3:31

    Bier - Device on which dead bodies were placed.
    Gird - To fasten, secure; to equip; prepare.
    Rend - To divide; break or tear apart.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Samuel 3:31

    David said to Joab - He commanded him to take on him the part of a principal mourner.