SEV Biblia, Chapter 4:1 Â¶ Luego que oyó el hijo de Saúl que Abner había sido muerto en Hebrón, las manos se le descoyuntaron, y fue atemorizado todo Israel.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Samuel 4:1 Verse 1. All the Israelites were troubled] Abner was their great support; and on him they depended; for it appears that Ish-bosheth was a feeble prince, and had few of those qualities requisite for a sovereign.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 1. And when Saul’s son heard that Abner was dead in Hebron , etc.] By Saul’s son is meant Ishbosheth, to whom tidings were soon brought of the death of Abner his general, and that he died in Hebron, where David his rival reigned, and was there murdered by Joab the general of his army: his hands were feeble : not only in a natural sense, being quite dispirited at hearing such news; but in a civil sense, having lost his main support and strength, he being president of his council, and commander of his forces, and in whom he placed all his confidence: and if he knew nothing of his being at Hebron, it must surprise him to hear of his dying there; from whence he might conclude, that since he was there without his knowledge, it could not be in his favour, some plot was forming, and schemes laying with his rival to dethrone him; or if he knew of it, and understood it in this light, that he was endeavouring to make peace between him and David, and upon advantageous terms to him, of which now he might entertain no hopes; he was dispirited, and might conclude that Joab was against any terms at peace, and therefore had dispatched him: and all the Israelites were troubled ; at the loss of so great a man in their kingdom, and of whose designs to unite them to Judah, and put them under the government David, they were not ignorant; but now were in the utmost confusion, not knowing what step to take, and whom to send to carry on the treaty, in which Abner was concerned; and whether it would be safe for any to go upon it, since he who had the management of it was murdered, and no justice done on the murderer, and therefore might question David’s sincerity and uprightness in this affair; these things greatly distressed and embarrassed them for the present, but Providence opened a way for their future establishment and prosperity.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-7 - See how Ishbosheth was murdered! When those difficulties dispirit us which should sharpen our endeavours, we betray both our heavenly crown and our earthly lives. Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty an ruin. The idle soul is an easy prey to the destroyer. We know not when and where death will meet us. When we lie down to sleep, we are no sure that we may not sleep the sleep of death before we awake; nor d we know from what hand the death-blow may come.
Original Hebrew וישׁמע 8085 בן 1121 שׁאול 7586 כי 3588 מת 4191 אבנר 74 בחברון 2275 וירפו 7503 ידיו 3027 וכל 3605 ישׂראל 3478 נבהלו׃ 926