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SA2 3:25 Thou knowest Abner the son of Ner, that he came to deceive
thee, and to know thy going out and thy coming in, and to know all that
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
King James Bible