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SA2 3:26 And when Joab was come out from David, he sent messengers
after Abner, which brought him again from the well of Sirah: but David
knew it not.
SA2 3:27 And when Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside in
the gate to speak with him quietly, and smote him there under the fifth
rib, that he died, for the blood of Asahel his brother.
SA2 3:28 And afterward when David heard it, he said, I and my kingdom
are guiltless before the LORD for ever from the blood of Abner the son
SA2 3:29 Let it rest on the head of Joab, and on all his father's
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