And there happenedH7122 to be thereH8033 a manH376 of Belial,H1100 whose nameH8034 was Sheba,H7652 the sonH1121 of Bichri,H1075 a Benjamite:H1145 and he blewH8628 a trumpet,H7782 and said,H559 We have noH369 partH2506 in David,H1732 neitherH3808 have we inheritanceH5159 in the sonH1121 of Jesse:H3448 everyH376 manH376 to his tents,H168 O Israel.H3478
So everyH376 manH376 of IsraelH3478 wentH5927 up from afterH310 David,H1732 and followedH310 ShebaH7652 the sonH1121 of Bichri:H1075 but the menH376 of JudahH3063 joinedH1692 to their king,H4428 from JordanH3383 even to Jerusalem.H3389
And DavidH1732 cameH935 to his houseH1004 at Jerusalem;H3389 and the kingH4428 tookH3947 the tenH6235 womenH802 his concubines,H6370 whomH834 he had leftH5117 to keepH8104 the house,H1004 and putH5414 them in ward,H4931 and fedH3557 them, but wentH935 not in to them. So they were shutH6887 up to the dayH3117 of their death,H4191 livingH2424 in widowhood.H491
Then saidH559 the kingH4428 to Amasa,H6021 AssembleH2199 me the menH376 of JudahH3063 within threeH7969 days,H3117 and be you hereH6311 present.H5975
So AmasaH6021 wentH3212 to assembleH2199 the men of Judah:H3063 but he tarriedH3186 longer thanH4480 the setH4150 time whichH834 he had appointedH3259 him.
And DavidH1732 saidH559 to Abishai,H52 NowH6258 shall ShebaH7652 the sonH1121 of BichriH1075 do us more harmH3415 thanH4480 did Absalom:H53 takeH3947 you your lord'sH113 servants,H5650 and pursueH7291 afterH310 him, lestH6435 he getH4672 him fencedH1219 cities,H5892 and escapeH5337 us.
And there wentH3318 out afterH310 him Joab'sH3097 men,H582 and the Cherethites,H3774 and the Pelethites,H6432 and allH3605 the mightyH1368 men: and they wentH3318 out of Jerusalem,H3389 to pursueH7291 afterH310 ShebaH7652 the sonH1121 of Bichri.H1075
When they were atH5973 the greatH1419 stoneH68 whichH834 is in Gibeon,H1391 AmasaH6021 wentH935 beforeH6440 them. And Joab'sH3097 garmentH4055 that he had putH3830 on was girdedH2296 to him, and on it a girdleH2290 with a swordH2719 fastenedH6775 on his loinsH4975 in the sheathH8593 thereof; and as he wentH3318 forthH3318 it fellH5307 out.
And JoabH3097 saidH559 to Amasa,H6021 Are you in health,H7965 my brother?H251 And JoabH3097 tookH270 AmasaH6021 by the beardH2206 with the rightH3225 handH3027 to kissH5401 him.
But AmasaH6021 took noH3808 heedH8104 to the swordH2719 that was in Joab'sH3097 hand:H3027 so he smoteH5221 him therewith in the fifthH2570 rib, and shedH8210 out his bowelsH4578 to the ground,H776 and struckH8138 him not again;H8138 and he died.H4191 So JoabH3097 and AbishaiH52 his brotherH251 pursuedH7291 afterH310 ShebaH7652 the sonH1121 of Bichri.H1075
And oneH376 of Joab'sH3097 menH376 stoodH5975 by him, and said,H559 He that favorsH2654 Joab,H3097 and he that is for David,H1732 let him go afterH310 Joab.H3097
And AmasaH6021 wallowedH1556 in bloodH1818 in the middleH8432 of the highway.H4546 And when the manH376 sawH7200 that allH3605 the peopleH5971 stoodH5975 still, he removedH5437 AmasaH6021 out of the highwayH4546 into the field,H7704 and castH7993 a clothH899 on him, when he sawH7200 that everyH3605 one that cameH935 by him stoodH5975 still.
When he was removedH3014 out of the highway,H4546 allH3605 the peopleH376 wentH5674 on afterH310 Joab,H3097 to pursueH7291 afterH310 ShebaH7652 the sonH1121 of Bichri.H1075
And he wentH5674 through allH3605 the tribesH7626 of IsraelH3478 to Abel,H62 and to Bethmaachah,H1038 and allH3605 the Berites:H1276 and they were gatheredH7035 together, and wentH935 alsoH637 afterH310 him.
And they cameH935 and besiegedH6696 him in AbelH62 of Bethmaachah,H1038 and they castH8210 up a bankH5550 againstH413 the city,H5892 and it stoodH5975 in the trench:H2426 and allH3605 the peopleH5971 that were with JoabH3097 batteredH7843 the wall,H2346 to throwH5307 it down.H5307
Then criedH7121 a wiseH2450 womanH802 out of the city,H5892 Hear,H8085 hear;H8085 say,H559 I prayH4994 you, to Joab,H3097 ComeH7126 nearH7126 here, that I may speakH1696 with you.
And when he was comeH7126 nearH7126 to her, the womanH802 said,H559 Are you Joab?H3097 And he answered,H559 I am he. Then she saidH559 to him, HearH8085 the wordsH1697 of your handmaid.H519 And he answered,H559 I do hear.H8085
Then she spoke,H559 saying,H559 They were wontH1696 to speakH1696 in oldH7223 time, saying,H559 They shall surely askH7592 counsel at Abel:H59 and soH3651 they endedH8552 the matter.
I am one of them that are peaceableH7999 and faithfulH539 in Israel:H3478 you seekH1245 to destroyH4191 a cityH5892 and a motherH517 in Israel:H3478 whyH4100 will you swallowH1104 up the inheritanceH5159 of the LORD?H3068
And JoabH3097 answeredH6030 and said,H559 FarH2486 be it, farH2486 be it from me, that I should swallowH1104 up or destroy.H7843
The matterH1697 is not so:H3651 but a manH376 of mountH2022 Ephraim,H669 ShebaH7652 the sonH1121 of BichriH1075 by name,H8034 has liftedH5375 up his handH3027 against the king,H4428 even against David:H1732 deliverH5414 him only,H905 and I will departH3212 from the city.H5892 And the womanH802 saidH559 to Joab,H3097 Behold,H2009 his headH7218 shall be thrownH7993 to you overH1157 the wall.H2346
Then the womanH802 wentH935 to allH3605 the peopleH5971 in her wisdom.H2451 And they cutH3772 off the headH7218 of ShebaH7652 the sonH1121 of Bichri,H1075 and castH7993 it out to Joab.H3097 And he blewH8628 a trumpet,H7782 and they retiredH6327 from the city,H5892 every manH376 to his tent.H168 And JoabH3097 returnedH7725 to JerusalemH3389 to the king.H4428
Now JoabH3097 was overH413 allH3605 the hostH6635 of Israel:H3478 and BenaiahH1141 the sonH1121 of JehoiadaH3111 was overH5921 the CherethitesH3774 and overH5921 the Pelethites:H6432
And AdoramH151 was overH5921 the tribute:H4522 and JehoshaphatH3092 the sonH1121 of AhiludH286 was recorder:H2142
And ShevaH7724 was scribe:H5608 and ZadokH6659 and AbiatharH54 were the priests:H3548
And IraH5896 alsoH1571 the JairiteH2972 was a chiefH3548 ruler about David.H1732