28 Later, when David heard about this, he said, “I and my kingdom are forever innocent(A) before the Lord concerning the blood of Abner son of Ner.

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29 May his blood(A) fall on the head of Joab and on his whole family!(B) May Joab’s family never be without someone who has a running sore(C) or leprosy[a] or who leans on a crutch or who falls by the sword or who lacks food.”

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  1. 2 Samuel 3:29 The Hebrew for leprosy was used for various diseases affecting the skin.

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