23 But he refused to turn aside. Therefore Abner struck him (A)in the stomach with the butt of his spear, so that the spear came out at his back. And he fell there and died where he was. And all who came to the place where Asahel had fallen and died, stood still.

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27 And when Abner returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside into the midst of the gate to speak with him privately, (A)and there he struck him (B)in the stomach, so that he died, for the blood of Asahel his brother.

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And they came into the midst of the house as if to get wheat, and they stabbed him (A)in the stomach. Then Rechab and Baanah his brother escaped.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Samuel 4:6 Septuagint And behold, the doorkeeper of the house had been cleaning wheat, but she grew drowsy and slept. So Rechab and Baanah his brother slipped in

10 But Amasa did not observe the sword that was in Joab's hand. (A)So Joab struck him with it (B)in the stomach and spilled his entrails to the ground without striking a second blow, and he died.

Then Joab and Abishai his brother pursued Sheba the son of Bichri.

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(A)And the king and his men went to Jerusalem (B)against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, who said to David, “You will not come in here, but the blind and the lame will ward you off”—thinking, “David cannot come in here.”

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12 And Amasa lay wallowing in his blood in the highway. And anyone who came by, seeing him, stopped. And when the man saw that all the people stopped, he carried Amasa out of the highway into the field and threw a garment over him. 13 When he was taken out of the highway, all the people went on after Joab to pursue Sheba the son of Bichri.

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