Bible VersionsNAS2 Samuel 2:23; 2 Samuel 3:12; 2 Samuel 7:10; 2 Samuel 10:1; 2 Samuel 16:8; 2 Samuel 16:12; 2 Samuel 17:25; 2 Samuel 18:9; 2 Samuel 18:33; 2 Samuel 19:13; 2 Samuel 22:10; 2 Samuel 22:37; 2 Samuel 22:39-40; 2 Samuel 22:48
2 Samuel 2:23; 2 Samuel 3:12; 2 Samuel 7:10; 2 Samuel 10:1; 2 Samuel 16:8; 2 Samuel 16:12; 2 Samuel 17:25; 2 Samuel 18:9; 2 Samuel 18:33; 2 Samuel 19:13; 2 Samuel 22:10; 2 Samuel 22:37; 2 Samuel 22:39-40; 2 Samuel 22:48 (New American Standard)
However, he refused to turn aside ; therefore Abner struck him in the belly with the butt end of the spear, so that the spear came out at his back. And he fell there and died on the spot. And it came about that all who came to the place where Asahel had fallen and died, stood still.
"The LORD has returned upon you all the bloodshed of the house of Saul, in whose place you have reigned ; and the LORD has given the kingdom into the hand of your son Absalom. And behold, you are taken in your own evil, for you are a man of bloodshed !"
Now Absalom happened to meet the servants of David. For Absalom was riding on his mule, and the mule went under the thick branches of a great oak. And his head caught fast in the oak, so he was left hanging between heaven and earth, while the mule that was under him kept going.
The king was deeply moved and went up to the chamber over the gate and wept. And thus he said as he walked, "O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom ! Would I had died instead of you, O Absalom, my son, my son !"
"And I have devoured them and shattered them, so that they did not rise ; And they fell under my feet.
"For You have girded me with strength for battle ; You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.