1 Kings 2:33

33 May the guilt of their blood rest on the head of Joab and his descendants forever. But on David and his descendants, his house and his throne, may there be the LORD’s peace forever.”

Read 1 Kings 2:33 Using Other Translations

Their blood shall therefore return upon the head of Joab, and upon the head of his seed for ever: but upon David, and upon his seed, and upon his house, and upon his throne, shall there be peace for ever from the LORD.
So shall their blood come back on the head of Joab and on the head of his descendants forever. But for David and for his descendants and for his house and for his throne there shall be peace from the LORD forevermore."
May their blood be on Joab and his descendants forever, and may the LORD grant peace forever to David, his descendants, his dynasty, and his throne.”

What does 1 Kings 2:33 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Kings 2:33

Their blood shall therefore return upon the head of Joab, and
upon the head of his seed for ever
Not only upon Joab, but upon his posterity as long as there would be any; signifying, that Joab's death would not be a sufficient satisfaction, but the punishment of his murders would be continued to his offspring: see ( 2 Samuel 3:29 ) ;

but upon David, and upon his seed, and upon his house, and upon his
throne, shall there be peace for ever from the Lord;
such traitors and murderers being removed, peace and happiness might be expected and believed would attend the family and kingdom of David; whether this be considered as a prayer, or a prophecy, it can and will have its full accomplishment only in the kingdom of the Messiah the son of David, of the increase of whose government, and the peace thereof, there shall be no end, ( Isaiah 9:7 ) ( Psalms 72:7 ) .

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