2 Samuel 3:1-5

David's sons

1 David's men continued to fight against the men who were faithful to Saul's family. The war continued for a long time. David's army became stronger and stronger, but Saul's army became weaker and weaker.

2 While David lived in Hebron he had several sons:

  • The firstborn was Amnon. Ahinoam from Jezreel gave birth to him.
  • 3 The second son was Kileab. Nabal's widow, Abigail, from Carmel gave birth to him.
  • The third son was Absalom. His mother was Maakah, the daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur.
  • 4 The fourth son was Adonijah. His mother was Haggith.
  • The fifth son was Shephatiah. Abital was his mother.
  • 5 The sixth son was Ithream. David's wife, Eglah, gave birth to him.
  • These sons of David were all born in Hebron.