2 Samuel 20:18

Overview - 2 Samuel 20
By occasion of the quarrel, Sheba makes a party in Israel.
David's ten concubines are put in confinement for life.
Amasa, made captain over Judah, is slain by Joab.
14 Joab pursues Sheba unto Abel.
16 A wise woman saves the city by Sheba's head.
23 David's officers.
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2 Samuel 20:18  (King James Version)
Then she spake, saying, They were wont to speak in old time, saying, They shall surely ask counsel at Abel: and so they ended the matter.

They were wont, etc or, They plainly spake in the
beginning, saying, Surely they will ask of Abel, and so make an end.
Deuteronomy 20:10 Deuteronomy 20:11