Now Recab and Baanah, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, set out for the house of Ish-Bosheth,1 and they arrived there in the heat of the day while he was taking his noonday rest.26
They went into the inner part of the house as if to get some wheat, and they stabbed3 him in the stomach. Then Recab and his brother Baanah slipped away.
They had gone into the house while he was lying on the bed in his bedroom. After they stabbed and killed him, they cut off his head. Taking it with them, they traveled all night by way of the Arabah.4