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32 The Lord will repay him for his bloodshed because, without my father David’s consent he attacked and murdered two men more righteous and better than he, Ner’s son Abner, the commander of Israel’s army and Jether’s son Amasa, commander of Judah’s army. 33 May their blood be repaid to Joab and to his descendants forever, and may there be peace shown from the Lord forever to David, to his descendants, to his household, and to his throne.”

34 Jehoiada’s son Benaiah then approached Joab, attacked him, killed him, and had him buried at Joab’s[a] home in the wilderness.

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  1. 1 Kings 2:34 Lit. his

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