2 Samuel 1:9; 2 Samuel 3:21; 2 Samuel 4:8-9; 2 Samuel 5:8; 2 Samuel 11:11; 2 Samuel 14:7; 2 Samuel 14:14; 2 Samuel 14:19; 2 Samuel 16:11; 2 Samuel 17:8; 2 Samuel 18:13; 2 Samuel 19:5; 2 Samuel 23:17
He said unto me again, Stand , I pray thee, upon me, and slay me: for anguish is come upon me, because my life is yet whole in me.
And Abner said unto David, I will arise and go , and will gather all Israel unto my lord the king, that they may make a league with thee, and that thou mayest reign over all that thine heart desireth . And David sent Abner away ; and he went in peace.
And they brought the head of Ishbosheth unto David to Hebron, and said to the king, Behold the head of Ishbosheth the son of Saul thine enemy , which sought thy life; and the LORD hath avenged my lord the king this day of Saul, and of his seed.
And David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said unto them, As the LORD liveth, who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity,
And David said on that day, Whosoever getteth up to the gutter, and smiteth the Jebusites, and the lame and the blind, that are hated of David's soul, he shall be chief and captain. Wherefore they said , The blind and the lame shall not come into the house.
And Uriah said unto David, The ark, and Israel, and Judah, abide in tents; and my lord Joab, and the servants of my lord, are encamped in the open fields; shall I then go into mine house, to eat and to drink , and to lie with my wife? as thou livest, and as thy soul liveth, I will not do this thing.
And, behold, the whole family is risen against thine handmaid, and they said , Deliver him that smote his brother, that we may kill him, for the life of his brother whom he slew ; and we will destroy the heir also: and so they shall quench my coal which is left , and shall not leave to my husband neither name nor remainder upon the earth.
For we must needs die , and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again ; neither doth God respect any person: yet doth he devise means, that his banished be not expelled from him.
And the king said , Is not the hand of Joab with thee in all this? And the woman answered and said , As thy soul liveth, my lord the king, none can turn to the right hand or to the left from ought that my lord the king hath spoken : for thy servant Joab, he bade me, and he put all these words in the mouth of thine handmaid:
And David said to Abishai, and to all his servants, Behold, my son, which came forth of my bowels, seeketh my life: how much more now may this Benjamite do it? let him alone , and let him curse ; for the LORD hath bidden him.
For, said Hushai, thou knowest thy father and his men, that they be mighty men, and they be chafed in their minds, as a bear robbed of her whelps in the field: and thy father is a man of war, and will not lodge with the people.
Otherwise I should have wrought falsehood against mine own life: for there is no matter hid from the king, and thou thyself wouldest have set thyself against me.
And Joab came into the house to the king, and said , Thou hast shamed this day the faces of all thy servants, which this day have saved thy life, and the lives of thy sons and of thy daughters, and the lives of thy wives, and the lives of thy concubines;
And he said , Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this: is not this the blood of the men that went in jeopardy of their lives? therefore he would not drink it. These things did these three mighty men.