14 And Sheba passed through all the tribes of Israel to (A)Abel of (B)Beth-maacah,[a] and all (C)the Bichrites[b] assembled and followed him in. 15 And all the men who were with Joab came and besieged him in (D)Abel of Beth-maacah. (E)They cast up a mound against the city, and it stood against the rampart, and they were battering the wall to throw it down. 16 Then a wise woman called from the city, “Listen! Listen! Tell Joab, ‘Come here, that I may speak to you.’”

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Samuel 20:14 Compare 20:15; Hebrew and Beth-maacah
  2. 2 Samuel 20:14 Hebrew Berites

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