1 When Saul's son heard that Abner had died at Hebron, his heart failed him, and all Israel was alarmed.
Ezra 4:4 Jer 6:24 Isa 13:7 Neh 6:9 Matt 2:2-3 Jer 50:43 2Sam 3:27
2 Now, Saul's son had two freebooting chieftains; one was called Baanah, the other Rechab. They were the sons of Rimmon of Beeroth, and Benjaminites -- for Beeroth is regarded as belonging to Benjamin.
Josh 18:25 Josh 9:17 2Kgs 5:2 2Kgs 6:23 2Sam 3:22
3 The people of Beeroth had taken refuge in Gittaim, where they have remained to this day as resident foreigners.
Neh 11:33 1Sam 31:7
4 Jonathan son of Saul had a son with crippled feet. He was five years old when the news about Saul and Jonathan came from Jezreel. His nurse picked him up and fled but, as she hurried away, he fell and was lamed. His name was Meribbaal.
2Sam 9:3 1Chr 8:34 1Chr 9:40 1Sam 29:1 1Sam 29:11 2Sam 9:6 1Sam 31:1-10
5 The sons of Rimmon of Beeroth, Rechab and Baanah, set out; they came to Ishbaal's house at the hottest part of the day when he was taking his midday rest.
1Kgs 16:9 1Thess 5:3-7 2Chr 24:25 2Chr 25:27 2Chr 33:24 2Sam 2:8 2Sam 11:2
6 The woman who kept the door had been cleaning wheat and had drowsed off to sleep.
2Sam 2:23 2Sam 3:27 2Sam 20:10
7 Rechab and his brother Baanah stole past her and entered the house, where he was lying on his bed in his bedroom. They struck him and killed him, then cut off his head and, taking the head with them, travelled all night by way of the Arabah.
1Sam 17:54 1Sam 31:9 2Kgs 10:6-7 2Sam 2:29 Mark 6:28-29 Matt 14:11
8 They brought Ishbaal's head to David at Hebron. 'Here', they said to the king, 'is the head of Ishbaal son of Saul, your enemy, who meant to take your life. Yahweh has avenged my lord the king today on Saul and on his offspring.'
1Sam 25:29 1Sam 23:15 1Sam 18:11 Rev 6:10 Ps 71:24 Ps 63:9-10 Matt 2:20
9 But David answered Rechab and his brother Baanah, the sons of Rimmon, by saying, 'As Yahweh lives, who has rescued me from every danger,
1Kgs 1:29 Gen 48:16 Ps 106:10 Ps 103:4 Ps 71:23 Ps 34:22 Ps 34:17
10 when someone told me, "Saul is dead!" supposing himself to be bringing me good news, I seized and put him to death at Ziklag, and that was how I rewarded him for his news!
11 How much more when bandits have killed an upright man in his house, and on his bed! Am I not to demand an account of his blood from you, and rid the earth of you?'
Ps 9:12 Gen 9:5-6 Prov 2:22 Ps 109:15 Num 35:31-34 Jer 10:11 Hab 1:12
12 David then gave an order to the men, who put them to death, cut off their hands and feet, and hung them up beside the pool of Hebron. Ishbaal's head they took and buried in Abner's grave at Hebron.
2Sam 1:15 2Sam 3:32 2Sam 21:9 Deut 21:22-23 Matt 7:2 Ps 55:23