14 Sheba passed through all the tribes of Israel to Abel of Beth-maacah. All the Berites[a] came together and followed him. 15 Joab’s troops came and besieged Sheba in Abel of Beth-maacah. They built a siege ramp(A) against the outer wall of the city. While all the troops with Joab were battering the wall to make it collapse, 16 a wise woman called out from the city, “Listen! Listen! Please tell Joab to come here and let me speak with him.”

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  1. 20:14 LXX, Vg read Bichrites

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