2 Samuel 21:1 New International Version

The Avenging of the Gibeonites

21 1  During the reign of David, there was a famine for three successive years; so David sought the face of the Lord. The Lord said, "It is on account of Saul and his blood-stained house; it is because he put the Gibeonites to death."



2 Samuel 21:2 New International Version

2  The king summoned the Gibeonites and spoke to them. (Now the Gibeonites were not a part of Israel but were survivors of the Amorites; the Israelites had sworn to spare them, but Saul in his zeal for Israel and Judah had tried to annihilate them.)



2 Samuel 21:5 New International Version

5  They answered the king, "As for the man who destroyed us and plotted against us so that we have been decimated and have no place anywhere in Israel,



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