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2 Samuel 3:28-39

NIRV 28 Later on, David heard about it. He said, "I and the people of my kingdom aren't guilty of spilling the blood of Abner, the son of Ner. We are free of blame forever in the sight of the Lord. NIV 28 Later, when David heard about this, he said, “I and my kingdom are forever innocent before the LORD concerning the blood of Abner son of Ner. NIRV 29 "May Joab and his whole family line be held accountable for spilling Abner's blood! May someone in Joab's family always have an open sore or skin disease. May someone in his family always have to use a crutch to walk. May someone in his family be killed with a sword. And may someone in his family never have enough food to eat." NIV 29 May his blood fall on the head of Joab and on his whole family! May Joab’s family never be without someone who has a running sore or leprosy or who leans on a crutch or who falls by the sword or who lacks food.” NIRV 30 Joab and his brother Abishai murdered Abner. They did it because he had killed their brother Asahel in the battle at Gibeon. NIV 30 (Joab and his brother Abishai murdered Abner because he had killed their brother Asahel in the battle at Gibeon.) NIRV 31 David spoke to Joab and all of the people who were with him. He said, "Tear your clothes. Put on black clothes. Sob when you walk in front of Abner's body." King David himself walked behind it. NIV 31 Then David said to Joab and all the people with him, “Tear your clothes and put on sackcloth and walk in mourning in front of Abner.” King David himself walked behind the bier. NIRV 32 Abner's body was buried in Hebron. The king sobbed out loud at Abner's tomb. So did the rest of the people. NIV 32 They buried Abner in Hebron, and the king wept aloud at Abner’s tomb. All the people wept also. NIRV 33 King David sang a song of sadness over Abner. He said, "Should Abner have died as sinful people do? NIV 33 The king sang this lament for Abner: “Should Abner have died as the lawless die? NIRV 34 His hands were not tied. His feet were not chained. He died as if he had been killed by evil people." All of the people sobbed over Abner again. NIV 34 Your hands were not bound, your feet were not fettered. You fell as one falls before the wicked.” And all the people wept over him again. NIRV 35 Then all of them came and begged David to eat something. They wanted him to eat while it was still day. But David took an oath. He said, "I won't taste bread or anything else before the sun goes down. If I do, may God punish me greatly!" NIV 35 Then they all came and urged David to eat something while it was still day; but David took an oath, saying, “May God deal with me, be it ever so severely, if I taste bread or anything else before the sun sets!” NIRV 36 All of the people heard it and were pleased. In fact, everything the king did pleased them. NIV 36 All the people took note and were pleased; indeed, everything the king did pleased them. NIRV 37 So on that day all of the people of Judah and Israel understood. They knew that the king didn't have anything to do with the murder of Abner, the son of Ner. NIV 37 So on that day all the people there and all Israel knew that the king had no part in the murder of Abner son of Ner. NIRV 38 The king spoke to his men. He said, "Don't you realize that a great commander has died in Israel today? NIV 38 Then the king said to his men, “Do you not realize that a commander and a great man has fallen in Israel this day? NIRV 39 I'm the anointed king. But today I'm weak. These sons of Zeruiah are too powerful for me. May the LORD pay back the one who killed Abner! May he pay him back for the evil thing he has done!" NIV 39 And today, though I am the anointed king, I am weak, and these sons of Zeruiah are too strong for me. May the LORD repay the evildoer according to his evil deeds!”

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