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Moreover thou knowest also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, and what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, unto Abner the son of Ner, and unto Amasa the son of Jether, whom he slew, and shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war upon his girdle that was about his loins, and in his shoes that were on his feet.

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2:5 what Joab. Joab had not only collaborated in the conspiracy of Adonijah, but had also used treachery in murdering Abner and Amasa (I Kings 1:7; II Samuel 3:27; 20:10), as well as killing Absalom (II Samuel 18:14)

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