Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Samuel 3:25

You know Abner the son of Ner, that he came to deceive you and to learn of your going out and coming in and to find out all that you are doing."
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Accusation, False;   Homicide;   Jealousy;  
Dictionaries:
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Abner;   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;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Thou knowest Abner the son of Ner,.... Thou canst not be ignorant what a cunning deceitful man he is, nor of his designs; or dost thou not know? art thou ignorant? so read the Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, Syriac, and Arabic versions, with an interrogation:

that he came to deceive thee: with false hopes, or to lead into wrong measures with an intention to involve and ruin him:

and to know thy going out, and coming in; the affairs of his court, the secrets of his government, to observe his conduct and behaviour, and all his actions, and improve them against him:

and to know all that thou doest; he suggests that he came not as a friend, but as a spy, and therefore ought to have been taken up, and detained, and not dismissed. This Joab said to set David against him, fearing, if he should be received into favour, he would be a rival of his; and besides his breast was full of revenge against him for the death of his brother.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 3:25". "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 3:25 Thou knowest Abner the son of Ner, that he came to deceive thee, and to know thy going out and thy coming in, and to know all that thou doest.

Ver. 25. That he came to deceive thee.] As a spy and a traitor; so he interpreteth Abner’s league, according to his own exulcerate spirit, full of ambition and revenge.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 3:25". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-samuel-3.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

To search out thy counsels and secret designs, and to make use of them against thee.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Samuel 3:25". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-samuel-3.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

25.He came to deceive thee — Joab could not believe that the mighty captain of Saul’s hosts meant thus easily to yield before David. He suspected treachery. David seems not to have answered a word.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 3:25". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-samuel-3.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Dost. This explains going out, &c. (Haydock) --- Joab pretends to be wholly solicitous for the king's welfare. But he was afraid lest Abner should take his place, and he also desired to revenge Asael's death. (Menochius)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 3:25". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-samuel-3.html. 1859.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Thou knowest Abner the son of Ner, that he came to deceive thee, and to know thy going out and thy coming in, and to know all that thou doest.
that he came
27; 2 Kings 18:32; *marg:; John 7:12,47; Romans 2:1
and to know
10:3; Genesis 42:9,12,16; Numbers 27:17; Deuteronomy 28:6; 1 Samuel 29:4-6; Psalms 121:8; Isaiah 37:28
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 29:6 - thy going;  2 Samuel 19:6 - thou regardest;  Proverbs 19:10 - much

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 3:25". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-samuel-3.html.