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28 Afterwards, when David heard of it, he said, “I and my kingdom are for ever guiltless before the Lord for the blood of Abner the son of Ner. 29 (A)May it fall upon the head of Joab and upon all his father's house, and may the house of Joab never be without (B)one who has a discharge or who is (C)leprous or who holds a spindle or who falls by the sword or who lacks bread!” 30 So Joab and Abishai his brother killed Abner, because (D)he had put their brother Asahel to death in the battle at Gibeon.

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