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2 Samuel 3:27-29 Common English Bible (CEB)

27 When Abner returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside next to[a] the gate to speak with him in private. But instead Joab stabbed Abner in the stomach, and he died for shedding the blood of Asahel, Joab’s brother.

28 When David heard about this later, he said, “I and my kingdom are forever innocent before the Lord concerning the shedding of the blood of Abner, Ner’s son. 29 May it fall upon the head of Joab and his entire family tree! May Joab’s family never be without someone with a discharge or a skin disease,[b] someone who uses a crutch,[c] someone who dies by the sword, or someone who is hungry!”

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Samuel 3:27 LXX; MT to the middle of
  2. 2 Samuel 3:29 Traditionally leprosy, a term used for several different skin diseases
  3. 2 Samuel 3:29 Or who holds a spindle
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2 Samuel 3:27-29 New International Version (NIV)

27 Now when Abner returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside into an inner chamber, as if to speak with him privately. And there, to avenge the blood of his brother Asahel, Joab stabbed him in the stomach, and he died.

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. 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[a] or who leans on a crutch or who falls by the sword or who lacks food.”

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Samuel 3:29 The Hebrew for leprosy was used for various diseases affecting the skin.
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