2 Samuel 3:1
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New International Version
The war between the house of Saul and the house of David lasted a long time. David grew stronger and stronger, while the house of Saul grew weaker and weaker.


New American Standard Bible
Now there was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David; and David grew steadily stronger, but the house of Saul grew weaker continually.


King James Bible
Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: but David waxed stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
The war between the house of Saul and the house of David was long and drawn out, with David growing stronger and the house of Saul becoming weaker.


International Standard Version
After this, a state of protracted war existed between Saul's dynasty and David's dynasty, and the dynasty of David continued to grow and become strong while the dynasty of Saul continued to grow weaker.


American Standard Version
Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: and David waxed stronger and stronger, but the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker.


Douay-Rheims Bible
Now there was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: David prospering and growing always stronger and stronger, but the house of Saul decaying daily.


Darby Bible Translation
And the war was long between the house of Saul and the house of David; but David became continually stronger, and the house of Saul became continually weaker.


Young's Literal Translation
And the war is long between the house of Saul and the house of David, and David is going on and is strong, and the house of Saul are going on and are weak.
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Context
The House of David Strengthened

1Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: but David waxed stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker. 2And to David were sons born in Hebron: and his firstborn was Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess; 3And his second, Chileab, of Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite; and the third, Absalom the son of Maacah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur; 4And the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith; and the fifth, Shephatiah the son of Abital; 5And the sixth, Ithream, by Eglah David's wife. These were born to David in Hebron.
Cross References
2 Samuel 2:17
And there was a very sore battle that day; and Abner was beaten, and the men of Israel, before the servants of David.


2 Samuel 2:28
So Joab blew a trumpet, and all the people stood still, and pursued after Israel no more, neither fought they any more.


2 Samuel 5:10
And David went on, and grew great, and the LORD God of hosts was with him.


2 Samuel 22:44
You also have delivered me from the strivings of my people, you have kept me to be head of the heathen: a people which I knew not shall serve me.


1 Kings 14:30
And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all their days.


1 Chronicles 11:9
So David waxed greater and greater: for the LORD of hosts was with him.


Esther 9:4
For Mordecai was great in the king's house, and his fame went out throughout all the provinces: for this man Mordecai waxed greater and greater.


Psalm 18:43
You have delivered me from the strivings of the people; and you have made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not known shall serve me.


Psalm 46:9
He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow, and cuts the spear in sunder; he burns the chariot in the fire.


Treasury of Scripture

Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: but David waxed stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker.

long war

1 Kings 14:30 And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all their days.

1 Kings 15:16,32 And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days...

between

Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; it shall bruise your head...

Psalm 45:3-5 Gird your sword on your thigh, O most mighty, with your glory and your majesty...

Matthew 10:35,36 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother...

Galatians 5:17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other...

Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers...

David waxed

2 Samuel 2:17 And there was a very sore battle that day; and Abner was beaten, and the men of Israel, before the servants of David.

Esther 6:13 And Haman told Zeresh his wife and all his friends every thing that had befallen him. Then said his wise men and Zeresh his wife to him...

Job 8:7 Though your beginning was small, yet your latter end should greatly increase.

Job 17:9 The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that has clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.

Psalm 84:7 They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appears before God.

Proverbs 4:18,19 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more and more to the perfect day...

Daniel 2:34,35,44,45 You saw till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image on his feet that were of iron and clay...

Revelation 6:2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given to him: and he went forth conquering...

Strong's Concordance
Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: but David waxed stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker.
Topical Bible
Continually David David's Feeble Grew Lasted Saul Saul's Steadily Strong Stronger War Waxed Weak Weaker
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