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2 Samuel 4

The Israelites being troubled at the death of Abner,

2 Samuel 4:1 When Sauls sonne heard that Abner was deed in Hebron, his handes were feble, & all the Israelites were afrayed:

Baanah and Rechab slay Ish-bosheth, and bring his head to Hebron.

2 Samuel 4:2 & Sauls sonne had two men þt were captaynes ouer the soudiars, þe one called Baanah, and the other Rechab, the sonnes of Rimmon a Berothite, of the chyldren of Beniamin: for Beroth was rekened to Beniamin. 2 Samuel 4:3 And these Berothites fled to Gitthaim, and soiourned there vntill the same tyme. 2 Samuel 4:4 And Ionathas Sauls sonne had a sonne that was lame on hys feete. And he was fyue yere olde, when the tydinges cam of Saul & Ionathas out of Iesrahel. And his nourse toke him vp, & fled awaye. And as she made hast to flee, the childe fell, & beganne to halt, and hys name was Miphiboseth. 2 Samuel 4:5 And the sonnes of Rimmon the Berothite, Rechab an Baanah went, and cam in the heat of þe daye to the house of Isboseth, which slept on a bed at none. 2 Samuel 4:6 And they cam into the myddes of the house as though they wold haue fetched whete, and Rechab and Baana hys brother smote him vnder the short rybbes and fled. 2 Samuel 4:7 For whan they cam into the house, he slept on his bed in hys resting chamber, and they smote hym and slue him, and behedded hym, and toke hys heed, & gat them awaye thorow þe plaine all þe night. 2 Samuel 4:8 And they brought the heed of Isboseth vnto Dauid, to Hebron, and sayde to the kyng: beholde, there is the heed of Isboseth Sauls sonne, thine enemye which sought after thy lyfe. And the Lorde hath aduenged my lord the kyng this daye of Saul and of his seede.

David causeth them to be slain, and Ish-bosheth's head to be buried.

2 Samuel 4:9 And Dauid answered Rechab and Baana his brother, the sonnes of Rimmon the Berothite, and sayde vnto them: as surely as the lord lyueth, which hath delyuered my soule out of all aduersites: 2 Samuel 4:10 Whan one tolde me & sayd that Saul was deed, thinkyng to haue brought good tydynges, I caught hym, and slue hym in zikleg: whych thought that I wolde haue geuen hym a rewarde for hys tydynges brynging. 2 Samuel 4:11 How moch more whan wycked men haue slayne a ryghtuouse person, in his awne house and vpon his bed? Shall I not require his bloud of youre hande, and take you from the erth? 2 Samuel 4:12 And Dauid commaunded his young men, & they slue them, and cut of their handes and fete, & hanged them vp ouer the pole in Hebron. But they toke the heed of Isboseth, and buryed it in the sepulchre of Abner in Hebron.

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