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And they came thither into the middle of the house, as though they would have fetched wheat; and they smote him under the fifth rib: and Rechab and Baanah his brother escaped.
as though It is still the custom of the East, according to Dr. Perry, to allow the soldiers a certain quantity of corn, with other articles of provision, together with some pay: and as it was the custom also to grind the corn, as needed, at the break of day, these two captains very naturally went the day before to the palace, where the king's stores appear to have been kept, to fetch wheat, in order to distribute it to the soldiers under them, to be ground at the accustomed hour in the morning. The princes of the East, in those days, as appears from the history of David, reposed on their couches till the cool of the evening: they therefore came in the heat of the day, when they knew their master would be resting on his bed; and as it was a necessary to have the corn before it was needed, their coming at this time, though it might be earlier than usual, excited no suspicion.
2 Samuel 2:23 However, he refused to turn aside: why Abner with the hinder end of the spear smote him under the fifth rib...
2 Samuel 3:27 And when Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside in the gate to speak with him quietly...
2 Samuel 20:10 But Amasa took no heed to the sword that was in Joab's hand: so he smote him therewith in the fifth rib...
Strong's ConcordanceAnd they came thither into the midst of the house, [as though] they would have fetched wheat; and they smote him under the fifth [rib]: and Rechab and Baanah his brother escaped.
Topical BibleBaanah Ba'anah Behold Belly Body Brother Cleaning Doorkeeper Drowsy Escaped Fetch Fetched Fifth Got Grew Groin Middle Midst Recab Rechab Rib Slept Slipped Smite Smote Stabbed Stomach Struck Taking Thither Though Wheat
2 Samuel Chapter 4 Verse 6
Alphabetical: and as away Baanah belly brother came escaped get him his house if in inner into middle of part Recab Rechab slipped some stabbed stomach struck the Then They to went wheat
OT History: 2 Samuel 4:6 They came there into the midst (2Sa iiSam 2 Sam ii sam)