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2 Samuel 4:11

    2 Samuel 4:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed? shall I not therefore now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house on his bed? shall I not therefore now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed, shall I not now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    How much more, when evil men have put an upright person to death, in his house, sleeping on his bed, will I take payment from you for his blood, and have you cut off from the earth?

    Webster's Revision

    How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed, shall I not now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?

    World English Bible

    How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house on his bed, shall I not now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed, shall I not now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Samuel 4:11

    How much more - Here are several things which aggravated the guilt of those wicked men.

    1.-Ish-bosheth was an innocent man, and therefore none could have any ground of quarrel against him.

    2. He was in his own house, which was his sanctuary, and none but the worst of men would disturb him there.

    3. He was upon his bed, resting in the heat of the day, and so free from suspicion that he was not even attended by his guards, nor had he his doors secured. To take away the life of such a man, in such circumstances, whom also they professed to hold as their sovereign, was the most abandoned treachery.