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2 Samuel 4:1–4

Ish-bosheth Murdered

1 Now when 1Ish-bosheth, Saul’s son, heard that aAbner had died in Hebron, 2bhe lost courage, and all Israel was disturbed.

2 Saul’s son had two men who were commanders of bands: the name of the one was Baanah and the name of the other Rechab, sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, of the sons of Benjamin (for aBeeroth is also considered bpart of Benjamin,

3 and the Beerothites fled to aGittaim and have been aliens there until this day).

4 Now aJonathan, Saul’s son, had a son crippled in his feet. He was five years old when the breport of Saul and Jonathan came from Jezreel, and his nurse took him up and fled. And it happened that in her hurry to flee, he fell and became lame. And his name was 1cMephibosheth.

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