Joab Murders Abner
And when Joab had gone from David's presence, he sent messengers after Abner, who brought him back from the well of Sirah. But David did not know it.
Now when Abner had returned to Hebron, Joab w took him aside in the gate to speak with him privately, and there stabbed him x in the stomach, so that he died for the blood of y Asahel his brother.
Afterward, when David heard it, he said, "My kingdom and I are guiltless before the LORD forever of the blood of Abner the son of Ner.
z "Let it rest on the head of Joab and on all his father's house; and let there never fail to be in the house of Joab one a who has a discharge or is a leper, who leans on a staff or falls by the sword, or who lacks bread."
So Joab and Abishai his brother killed Abner, because he had killed their brother b Asahel at Gibeon in the battle.
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Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.
1 Samuel 29:6
Then Achish called David and said to him, "Surely, as the LORD lives, you have been upright, and your going out and your coming in with me in the army is good in my sight. For to this day I have not found evil in you since the day of your coming to me. Nevertheless the lords do not favor you.
But I know your dwelling place, Your going out and your coming in, And your rage against Me.
2 Samuel 20:9
Then Joab said to Amasa, " Are you in health, my brother?" And Joab took Amasa by the beard with his right hand to kiss him.
2 Samuel 20:10
But Amasa did not notice the sword that was in Joab's hand. And he struck him with it in the stomach, and his entrails poured out on the ground; and he did not strike him again. Thus he died. Then Joab and Abishai his brother pursued Sheba the son of Bichri.
1 Kings 2:5
Moreover you know also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, and what he did to the two commanders of the armies of Israel, to Abner the son of Ner and Amasa the son of Jether, whom he killed. And he shed the blood of war in peacetime, and put the blood of war on his belt that was around his waist, and on his sandals that were on his feet.
2 Samuel 4:6
And they came there, all the way into the house, as though to get wheat, and they stabbed him in the stomach. Then Rechab and Baanah his brother escaped.
2 Samuel 2:23
However, he refused to turn aside. Therefore Abner struck him in the stomach with the blunt end of the spear, so that the spear came out of his back; and he fell down there and died on the spot. So it was that as many as came to the place where Asahel fell down and died, stood still.
Deuteronomy 21:6 - 9
And all the elders of that city nearest to the slain man shall wash their hands over the heifer whose neck was broken in the valley.
1 Kings 2:32
So the LORD will return his blood on his head, because he struck down two men more righteous and better than he, and killed them with the sword - Abner the son of Ner, the commander of the army of Israel, and Amasa the son of Jether, the commander of the army of Judah - though my father David did not know it.
1 Kings 2:33
"Their blood shall therefore return upon the head of Joab and upon the head of his descendants forever. But upon David and his descendants, upon his house and his throne, there shall be peace forever from the LORD."
Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: 'When any man has a discharge from his body, his discharge is unclean.