Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Samuel 3:37

So all the people and all Israel understood that day that it had not been the will of the king to put Abner the son of Ner to death.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Abner;   Citizens;   Loyalty;   Tact;  
Dictionaries:
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Joab;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - King;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Abner;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - David;   Dwelling;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Abner;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

For all the people and all Israel understood that day,.... Not the people of Judah only, but of Israel also, to whom the knowledge of these things came; they knew and were satisfied by his conduct and behaviour, by his words and actions:

that it was not of the king to slay Abner the son of Ner; it was not by the counsel or advice of the king, as the Targum; it was without his knowledge and consent, was contrary to his mind and will; that he had no manner of concern in it, and that if it had been in his power he would have prevented it.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 3:37". "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 3:37 For all the people and all Israel understood that day that it was not of the king to slay Abner the son of Ner.

Ver. 37. That it was not of the king.] This was the end that David aimed at, and attained unto, in the carriage of the whole business. Prudence is usually prosperous.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 3:37". 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

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Samuel 3:37". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-samuel-3.html. 1685.