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38 David said to his officials, “Don’t you realize that today one of Israel’s great leaders has died? 39 I am the chosen king, but Joab and Abishai have more power than I do. So God will have to pay them back[a] for the evil thing they did.”

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  1. 3.39 God. . . back: Or “I pray that God will pay them back.”

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