Now Abner the son of Ner and the servants of Ish-bosheth the son of Saul went out from Mahanaim to Gibeon. Bible

“the servants of Ish-bosheth,” In this context, “servants” refers to men in the army.

“went out.” In this context this phrase has a military connotation, such as “went out to battle.”

Commentary for: 2 Samuel 2:12