Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Samuel 3:23

When Joab and all the army that was with him arrived, they told Joab, saying, "Abner the son of Ner came to the king, and he has sent him away, and he has gone in peace."
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Talebearer;  
Dictionaries:
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Joab;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Host of Heaven;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Joab;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Joab ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - David;   Dwelling;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Joab;   Ner;   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Abner;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Parallelism in Hebrew Poetry;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

When Joab and all the host that was with him were come,.... To Hebron, or rather to David's court; for their coming to the city is before mentioned; this must be understood not of the whole army, of all the common soldiers, but of the chief officers, who with Joab came to court, to wait upon David, and report their success:

they told Joab, saying, Abner the son, of Ner came to the king; some of the courtiers informed him of it, who knew it would not be very agreeable to him:

and he hath sent him away, and he is gone in peace: instead of seizing him, and laying him in a prison as his enemy, he has let him go with all the marks of friendship and good will.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 3:23". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-samuel-3.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Samuel 3:23 When Joab and all the host that [was] with him were come, they told Joab, saying, Abner the son of Ner came to the king, and he hath sent him away, and he is gone in peace.

Ver. 23. They told Joab, saying.] The courtiers; to curry favour.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 3:23". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-samuel-3.html. 1865-1868.