The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
hand against the king's son: for in our hearing the king charged thee
and Abishai and Ittai, saying, Beware that none touch the young man
SA2 18:13 Otherwise I should have wrought falsehood against mine own
life: for there is no matter hid from the king, and thou thyself
wouldest have set thyself against me.
SA2 18:14 Then said Joab, I may not tarry thus with thee. And he took
three darts in his hand, and thrust them through the heart of Absalom,
while he was yet alive in the midst of the oak.
SA2 18:15 And ten young men that bare Joab's armour compassed about and
smote Absalom, and slew him.
King James Bible