32 And the Lord shall bring his blood upon his own head, for he smote two men more righteous and better than he, and slew them with the sword, and my father David knew not: to wit, (A)Abner the son of Ner, captain of the host of Israel, and (B)Amasa the son of Jether captain of the host of Judah.

33 Their blood shall therefore return upon the [a]head of Joab, and on the head of his seed forever: but upon David, and upon his seed, and upon his house and upon his throne shall there be peace forever from the Lord.

34 So Benaiah the son of Jehoiada went up, and smote him and slew him, and he was buried in his own house in the wilderness.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 2:33 Joab shall be justly punished for the blood that he hath cruelly shed.