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14 And he went through all the tribes of Israel to (A)Abel and Beth Maachah and all the Berites. So they were gathered together and also went after [a]Sheba. 15 Then they came and besieged him in Abel of Beth Maachah; and they (B)cast up a siege mound against the city, and it stood by the rampart. And all the people who were with Joab battered the wall to throw it down.

16 Then a wise woman cried out from the city, “Hear, hear! Please say to Joab, ‘Come nearby, that I may speak with you.’ ”

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  1. 2 Samuel 20:14 Lit. him

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