New International Reader's Version

2 Samuel 4:1-12

Ish-Bosheth Is Murdered

1Ish-Bosheth, the son of Saul, heard that Abner had died in Hebron. Then he wasn’t so brave anymore. And all the Israelites became alarmed. 2Two men in Ish-Bosheth’s army led small fighting groups that attacked their enemies. The names of the men were Baanah and Rekab. They were sons of Rimmon from the town of Beeroth. Rimmon was from the tribe of Benjamin. Beeroth is considered to be part of Benjamin. 3That’s because the people who used to live in Beeroth had run away to Gittaim. They have lived there as outsiders to this day.

4Jonathan, the son of Saul, had a son named Mephibosheth. Both of Mephibosheth’s feet were hurt. He was five years old when the news that Saul and Jonathan had died came from Jezreel. His nurse picked him up and ran. But as she hurried to get away, he fell down. That’s how his feet were hurt.

5Rekab and Baanah started out for the house of Ish-Bosheth. They were the sons of Rimmon from Beeroth. They arrived there during the hottest time of the day. Ish-Bosheth was taking his early afternoon nap. 6Rekab and his brother Baanah went into the inside part of the house. They acted as if they were going to get some wheat. Instead, they stabbed Ish-Bosheth in the stomach. Then they slipped away.

7They had gone into the house while Ish-Bosheth was lying on his bed in his bedroom. They stabbed him and killed him. Then they cut off his head and took it with them. They traveled all night through the Arabah Valley. 8They brought the head of Ish-Bosheth to King David at Hebron. They said to him, “Here’s the head of Ish-Bosheth, the son of Saul. Saul was your enemy. He often tried to kill you. Today the Lord has paid back Saul and his family. He has let you get even with them. You are our king and master.”

9David gave an answer to Rekab and his brother Baanah. They were the sons of Rimmon from Beeroth. David said, “The Lord has saved me from every trouble. 10Someone once told me, ‘Saul is dead.’ He thought he was bringing me good news. But I grabbed him. I had him put to death in Ziklag. That’s the reward I gave him for his news! And that’s just as sure as the Lord is alive. 11Now you evil men have killed a man in his own house. He hadn’t done anything wrong. You killed him while he was lying on his own bed. You spilled his blood. So shouldn’t I spill your blood? Shouldn’t I wipe you off the face of the earth?”

12Then David gave an order to his men. They killed Rekab and Baanah. They cut off their hands and feet. They hung their bodies by the pool in Hebron. But they buried the head of Ish-Bosheth in Abner’s tomb at Hebron.

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

2 Samũeli 4:1-12

Ishi-Boshethu Kũũragwo

14:1 2Sam 3:27Na rĩrĩ, hĩndĩ ĩrĩa Ishi-Boshethu mũrũ wa Saũlũ aaiguire atĩ Abineri nĩakuĩrĩire kũu Hebironi-rĩ, akĩũrwo nĩ hinya, nao andũ othe a Isiraeli makĩmaka. 24:2 Josh 9:17Nake mũrũ wa Saũlũ aarĩ na andũ eerĩ arĩa maarĩ atongoria a ikundi cia gũtharĩkanĩra. Ũmwe eetagwo Baana na ũcio ũngĩ Rekabu; maarĩ ariũ a Rimoni ũrĩa Mũbeerothi wa mũhĩrĩga wa Benjamini; Beerothu gũtaragwo ta gĩcunjĩ kĩa Benjamini, 34:3 Neh 11:33tondũ andũ a Beerothu nĩmoorĩire Gitaimu na matũũrĩte kuo ta andũ a kũngĩ nginyagia ũmũthĩ.

44:4 Alaw 21:18; 1Maũ 9:40(Jonathani mũrũ wa Saũlũ aarĩ na mũriũ wonjete magũrũ meerĩ. Aarĩ na ũkũrũ wa mĩaka ĩtano rĩrĩa ũhoro wa Saũlũ na Jonathani wamakinyĩire kuuma Jezireeli. Nake mũreri wake akĩmũkuua, akĩũra; no rĩrĩa aahiũhĩte akĩũra-rĩ, mwana ũcio akĩgũa agĩtuĩka kĩonje. Rĩĩtwa rĩake rĩarĩ Mefiboshethu.)

5Nake Rekabu na Baana, ariũ a Rimoni ũrĩa Mũbeerothi, magĩthiĩ marorete nyũmba-inĩ ya Ishi-Boshethu, na magĩkinya kuo rĩrĩa gũkoragwo kũrĩ ũrugarĩ mũthenya, rĩrĩa aahurũkĩte mĩaraho. 64:6 2Sam 2:23Nao makĩingĩra nyũmba ya thĩinĩ metuĩte ta meendaga gũkuua ngano, makĩmũtheeca nda. Nake Rekabu na mũrũ wa nyina Baana makĩũra.

74:7 Gũcook 3:17Maingĩrire nyũmba hĩndĩ ĩrĩa aakomete gĩtanda-inĩ nyũmba yake ya toro. Maarĩkia kũmũtheeca na kũmũũraga, magĩtinia mũtwe wake. Makĩũkuua, magĩthiĩ ũtukũ wothe magerete njĩra ya Araba. 84:8 2Sam 20:21; 2Ath 10:7; Ndar 31:3Magĩtwarĩra Daudi mũtwe wa Ishi-Boshethu kũu Hebironi, makĩĩra mũthamaki atĩrĩ, “Ĩ ũyũ mũtwe wa Ishi-Boshethu mũrũ wa Saũlũ, thũ yaku, ũrĩa wageragia gũkũũraga. Ũmũthĩ nĩguo Jehova arĩhĩria mwathi wakwa mũthamaki gwĩ Saũlũ na rũciaro rwake.”

94:9 Kĩam 48:16; 1Ath 1:29Nake Daudi agĩcookeria Rekabu na Baana, mũrũ wa nyina, ariũ a Rimoni ũrĩa Mũbeerothi atĩrĩ, “Ti-itherũ o ta ũrĩa Jehova atũũraga muoyo, ũrĩa ũhonoketie kuuma mathĩĩna-inĩ mothe, 104:10 2Sam 1:2-16rĩrĩa mũndũ aanjĩĩrire atĩrĩ, ‘Saũlũ nĩakuĩte’, agĩĩciiria atĩ nĩ ũhoro mwega andehera, ndamũnyiitire ngĩmũũragĩra kũu Zikilagi. Kĩu nĩkĩo kĩheo kĩrĩa ndamũheire nĩ ũndũ wa ndũmĩrĩri ĩyo yake! 114:11 Kĩam 9:5Akĩrĩ makĩria atĩa, hĩndĩ ĩrĩa andũ aaganu moragĩte mũndũ ũtarĩ na ihĩtia thĩinĩ wa nyũmba yake akomete ũrĩrĩ-inĩ wake, githĩ ndiagĩrĩirwo nĩ gwĩtia thakame yake kuuma moko-inĩ manyu na ndĩmweherie muume thĩ!”

124:12 2Sam 1:15Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Daudi agĩatha andũ ake, nao makĩmooraga. Makĩmatinia moko na magũrũ, na magĩcuuria mĩĩrĩ yao hau karia-inĩ kũu Hebironi. No rĩrĩ, makĩoya mũtwe wa Ishi-Boshethu na makĩũthika mbĩrĩra-inĩ ya Abineri kũu Hebironi.