23 However, he refused to turn aside; therefore Abner struck him in the belly with the butt end of the spear, so that the spear came out at his back. And he fell there and died on the spot. And it came about that all who came to the place where (A)Asahel had fallen and died, stood still.

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Joab said to Amasa, “Is it well with you, my brother?” And (A)Joab took Amasa by the beard with his right hand to kiss him.

Amasa Murdered

10 But Amasa was not on guard against the sword which was in Joab’s hand so (B)he struck him in the belly with it and poured out his inward parts on the ground, and did not strike him again, and he died. Then Joab and Abishai his brother pursued Sheba the son of Bichri.

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“Now you also know what Joab the (A)son of Zeruiah did to me, what he did to the two commanders of the armies of Israel, to (B)Abner the son of Ner, and to (C)Amasa the son of Jether, whom he killed; he also [a]shed the blood of war in peace. And he put the blood of war on his belt [b]about his waist, and on his sandals [c]on his feet.

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  1. 1 Kings 2:5 Lit made
  2. 1 Kings 2:5 Lit that was about
  3. 1 Kings 2:5 Lit that were on