Today’s Project 3:16 stop is 2nd Samuel.
Chapter 3 deals with Abner joining David.
Abner was the cousin of King Saul and the Commander-In-Chief of his army.
As in most cases, 2 Samuel 3:16 will not make sense unless we look at prior verses.
12 Then Abner sent messengers on his behalf to say to David, “Whose land is it? Make an agreement with me, and I will help you bring all Israel over to you.”
13 “Good,” said David. “I will make an agreement with you. But I demand one thing of you: Do not come into my presence unless you bring Michal daughter of Saul when you come to see me.” 14 Then David sent messengers to Ish-Bosheth son of Saul, demanding, “Give me my wife Michal, whom I betrothed to myself for the price of a hundred Philistine foreskins.”
15 So Ish-Bosheth gave orders and had her taken away from her husband Paltiel son of Laish. 16 Her husband, however, went with her, weeping behind her all the way to Bahurim. Then Abner said to him, “Go back home!” So he went back.
16 Her husband, however, went with her, weeping behind her all the way to Bahurim. Then Abner said to him, “Go back home!” So he went back.2 Samuel 3:16 (ESV)
As always, I hope these verses get you to dig deeper in to the Bible.
God bless you and have a joy-filled day.
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