KJV 2SAM4 with Strong's Hebrew/Greek2SAM3.htm 2SAM5.htm
4:1 And when Saul's [H7586] son [H1121] heard [H8085] that Abner [H74] was dead [H4191] in Hebron [H2275] , his hands [H3027] were feeble [H7503] , and all the Israelites [H3478] were troubled [H926] .
4:2 And Saul's [H7586] son [H1121] had [H1961] two [H8147] men [H582] [that were] captains [H8269] of bands [H1416] : the name [H8034] of the one [H259] [was] Baanah [H1196] , and the name [H8034] of the other [H8145] Rechab [H7394] , the sons [H1121] of Rimmon [H7417] a Beerothite [H886] , of the children [H1121] of Benjamin [H1144] : (for Beeroth [H881] also was reckoned [H2803] to Benjamin [H1144] :(other: Heb. second)
4:3 And the Beerothites [H886] fled [H1272] to Gittaim [H1664] , and were sojourners [H1481] there until this day [H3117] .)
4:4 And Jonathan [H3083] , Saul's [H7586] son [H1121] , had a son [H1121] [that was] lame [H5223] of [his] feet [H7272] . He was five [H2568] years [H8141] old [H1121] when the tidings [H8052] came [H935] of Saul [H7586] and Jonathan [H3083] out of Jezreel [H3157] , and his nurse [H539] took him up [H5375] , and fled [H5127] : and it came to pass, as she made haste [H2648] to flee [H5127] , that he fell [H5307] , and became lame [H6452] . And his name [H8034] [was] Mephibosheth [H4648] .(Mephibosheth: or, Meribbaal)
4:5 And the sons [H1121] of Rimmon [H7417] the Beerothite [H886] , Rechab [H7394] and Baanah [H1196] , went [H3212] , and came [H935] about the heat [H2527] of the day [H3117] to the house [H1004] of Ishbosheth [H378] , who lay [H7901] on a bed [H4904] at noon [H6672] .
4:6 And they came thither [H935] into the midst [H8432] of the house [H1004] , [as though] they would have fetched [H3947] wheat [H2406] ; and they smote [H5221] him under the fifth [H2570] [rib]: and Rechab [H7394] and Baanah [H1196] his brother [H251] escaped [H4422] .
4:7 For when they came [H935] into the house [H1004] , he lay [H7901] on his bed [H4296] in his bedchamber [H2315] [H4904] , and they smote [H5221] him, and slew [H4191] him, and beheaded [H5493] him, and took [H3947] his head [H7218] , and gat them away [H3212] through [H1870] the plain [H6160] all night [H3915] .
4:8 And they brought [H935] the head [H7218] of Ishbosheth [H378] unto David [H1732] to Hebron [H2275] , and said [H559] to the king [H4428] , Behold the head [H7218] of Ishbosheth [H378] the son [H1121] of Saul [H7586] thine enemy [H341] , which sought [H1245] thy life [H5315] ; and the LORD [H3068] hath [H5414] avenged [H5360] my lord [H113] the king [H4428] this day [H3117] of Saul [H7586] , and of his seed [H2233] .
4:9 And David [H1732] answered [H6030] Rechab [H7394] and Baanah [H1196] his brother [H251] , the sons [H1121] of Rimmon [H7417] the Beerothite [H886] , and said [H559] unto them, [As] the LORD [H3068] liveth [H2416] , who hath redeemed [H6299] my soul [H5315] out of all adversity [H6869] ,
4:10 When one told [H5046] me, saying [H559] , Behold, Saul [H7586] is dead [H4191] , thinking to have brought [H5869] good tidings [H1319] , I took hold [H270] of him, and slew [H2026] him in Ziklag [H6860] , who [thought] that I would have given [H5414] him a reward for his tidings [H1309] :(thinking: Heb. he was in his own eyes as a bringer, etc)(who: or, which was the reward I gave him for his tidings)
4:11 How much more, when wicked [H7563] men [H582] have slain [H2026] a righteous [H6662] person [H376] in his own house [H1004] upon his bed [H4904] ? shall I not therefore now require [H1245] his blood [H1818] of your hand [H3027] , and take you away [H1197] from the earth [H776] ?
4:12 And David [H1732] commanded [H6680] his young men [H5288] , and they slew [H2026] them, and cut off [H7112] their hands [H3027] and their feet [H7272] , and hanged [them] up [H8518] over the pool [H1295] in Hebron [H2275] . But they took [H3947] the head [H7218] of Ishbosheth [H378] , and buried [H6912] [it] in the sepulchre [H6913] of Abner [H74] in Hebron [H2275] .