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26 And when Joab was come out from David, he sent messengers after Abner, and they brought him back from the [a]well of Sirah: but David knew it not.

27 And when Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside into the midst of the gate to speak with him quietly, and smote him there in the body, so that he died, for the blood of Asahel his brother. 28 And afterward, when David heard it, he said, I and my kingdom are guiltless before Jehovah for ever of the blood of Abner the son of Ner:

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  1. 2 Samuel 3:26 Or, cistern

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