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28 When David heard about it, he said, “I and my nation are forever without guilt before the Lord, from the blood of Abner the son of Ner. 29 May the guilt be on the head of Joab and all his father’s family. May the family of Joab never be without one who has a flow from his body, or a bad skin disease, or the need to use a walking stick. Or may his family never be without one who falls by the sword, or who needs more bread.” 30 So Joab and his brother Abishai killed Abner because he had killed their brother in the battle at Gibeon.

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