31 And his servants said to him, “Behold now, we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kings. Let us (A)put sackcloth around our waists and ropes on our heads and go out to the king of Israel. Perhaps he will spare your life.”

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David Mourns Abner

31 Then David said to Joab and to all the people who were with him, (A)“Tear your clothes and (B)put on sackcloth and mourn before Abner.” And King David followed the bier.

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