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
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.
Then Abner sent messengers to David in his place, saying, "Whose is the land? Make your covenant with me, and behold, my hand shall be with you to bring all Israel over to you."
"I will also appoint a place for My people Israel and will plant them, that they may live in their own place and not be disturbed again, nor will the wicked afflict them any more as formerly,
Now it happened afterwards that the king of the Ammonites died, and Hanun his son became king in his place.
"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!"
"Perhaps the LORD will look on my affliction and return good to me instead of his cursing this day."
Absalom set Amasa over the army in place of Joab. Now Amasa was the son of a man whose name was Ithra the Israelite, who went in to Abigail the daughter of Nahash, sister of Zeruiah, Joab's mother.
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!"
"Say to Amasa, 'Are you not my bone and my flesh? May God do so to me, and more also, if you will not be commander of the army before me continually in place of Joab.' "
"He bowed the heavens also, and came down With thick darkness under His feet.
"You enlarge my steps under me, And my feet have not slipped.
"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.
The God who executes vengeance for me, And brings down peoples under me,