David answered Recab and his brother Baanah, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, "As surely as the LORD lives, who has delivered1 me out of all trouble,
when a man told me, 'Saul is dead,' and thought he was bringing good news, I seized him and put him to death in Ziklag.2 That was the reward I gave him for his news!
How much more--when wicked men have killed an innocent man in his own house and on his own bed--should I not now demand his blood3 from your hand and rid the earth of you!"
So David gave an order to his men, and they killed them.4 They cut off their hands and feet and hung the bodies by the pool in Hebron. But they took the head of Ish-Bosheth and buried it in Abner's tomb at Hebron.