And this day I am weak, though anointed king; and these men, the sons of Zeruiah, are too hard for me. May Yahweh reward the evildoer according to his wickedness.” Bible

“too hard.” The Hebrew is qasheh (#07186 קָשֶׁה), in this context, too hard, rough, severe; perhaps also cruel.

Commentary for: 2 Samuel 3:39