To Abiathar1 the priest the king said, "Go back to your fields in Anathoth.2 You deserve to die, but I will not put you to death now, because you carried the ark3 of the Sovereign LORD before my father David and shared all my father's hardships."427
So Solomon removed Abiathar from the priesthood of the LORD, fulfilling5 the word the LORD had spoken at Shiloh about the house of Eli.
When the news reached Joab, who had conspired with Adonijah though not with Absalom, he fled to the tent of the LORD and took hold of the horns6 of the altar.
King Solomon was told that Joab had fled to the tent of the LORD and was beside the altar.7 Then Solomon ordered Benaiah8 son of Jehoiada, "Go, strike him down!"
So Benaiah entered the tent9 of the LORD and said to Joab, "The king says, 'Come out!10' " But he answered, "No, I will die here." Benaiah reported to the king, "This is how Joab answered me."
Then the king commanded Benaiah, "Do as he says. Strike him down and bury him, and so clear me and my father's house of the guilt of the innocent blood11 that Joab shed.
The LORD will repay12 him for the blood he shed,13 because without the knowledge of my father David he attacked two men and killed them with the sword. Both of them--Abner son of Ner, commander of Israel's army, and Amasa14 son of Jether, commander of Judah's army--were better15 men and more upright than he.
May the guilt of their blood rest on the head of Joab and his descendants forever. But on David and his descendants, his house and his throne, may there be the LORD's peace forever."
So Benaiah16 son of Jehoiada went up and struck down Joab17 and killed him, and he was buried on his own landa in the desert.