28 ¶ And when afterward it came to David’s ear, he said, I and my Kingdom are [a]guiltless before the Lord forever, concerning the blood of Abner the son of Ner.

29 Let the blood fall on the head of Joab, and on all his father’s house, that the house of Joab be never without some that have running issues, or leper, or that leaneth on a staff, or that doeth fall on the sword, or that lacketh bread.

30 (So Joab and [b]Abishai his brother slew Abner, because he had slain their brother Asahel at Gibeon in battle.)

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Samuel 3:28 The Lord knoweth that I did not consent to his death.
  2. 2 Samuel 3:30 Abishai is said to slay him with Joab, because he consented to the murder.

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