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12 So David commanded the young men, and they killed them; they cut off their hands and feet, and hung their bodies beside the pool at Hebron. But the head of Ishbaal[a] they took and buried in the tomb of Abner at Hebron.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Samuel 4:12 Heb Ish-bosheth

32 They buried Abner at Hebron. The king lifted up his voice and wept at the grave of Abner, and all the people wept.

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15 Then David called one of the young men and said, “Come here and strike him down.” So he struck him down and he died.

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For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get.

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23 But you, O God, will cast them down
    into the lowest pit;
the bloodthirsty and treacherous
    shall not live out half their days.
But I will trust in you.

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he gave them into the hands of the Gibeonites, and they impaled them on the mountain before the Lord. The seven of them perished together. They were put to death in the first days of harvest, at the beginning of barley harvest.

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Miscellaneous Laws

22 When someone is convicted of a crime punishable by death and is executed, and you hang him on a tree, 23 his corpse must not remain all night upon the tree; you shall bury him that same day, for anyone hung on a tree is under God’s curse. You must not defile the land that the Lord your God is giving you for possession.

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