|2nd Samuel 19|
King James Bible
And there happened8 to be there a man of Belial, whose name [was] Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite: 3228 and he blew4 a trumpet, and said,4 We have no part in David, neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to his tents, O Israel.
And David came4 to his house at Jerusalem; and the king took4 the ten women [his] concubines, whom he had left52 to keep2 the house, and put4 them in ward, and fed46 them, but went1 not in unto them. So they were shut up7 unto the day of their death,2 living in widowhood.
And David said4 to Abishai, Now shall Sheba the son of Bichri do us more harm4 than [did] Absalom: take3 thou thy lord's servants, and pursue3 after him, lest he get1 him fenced7 cities, and escape52 us.
When they [were] at the great stone which [is] in Gibeon, Amasa went1 before them. And Joab's garment that he had put on was girded7 unto him, and upon it a girdle [with] a sword fastened30 upon his loins in the sheath thereof; and as he went forth1 it fell4 out.
But Amasa took no heed8 to the sword that [was] in Joab's hand: so he smote55 him therewith in the fifth [rib], and shed out4 his bowels to the ground, and struck him not again;1 and he died.4 So Joab and Abishai his brother pursued1 after Sheba the son of Bichri.
And Amasa wallowed109 in blood in the midst of the highway. And when the man saw4 that all the people stood still,1 he removed55 Amasa out of the highway into the field, and cast55 a cloth upon him, when he saw1 that every one that came6 by him stood still.1
And they came4 and besieged4 him in Abel of Bethmaachah, and they cast up4 a bank against the city, and it stood4 in the trench: and all the people that [were] with Joab battered56 the wall, to throw it down.53
The matter [is] not so: but a man of mount Ephraim, Sheba the son of Bichri by name, hath lifted up1 his hand against the king, [even] against David: deliver3 him only, and I will depart4 from the city. And the woman said4 unto Joab, Behold, his head shall be thrown94 to thee over the wall.
Then the woman went4 unto all the people in her wisdom. And they cut off4 the head of Sheba the son of Bichri, and cast55 [it] out to Joab. And he blew4 a trumpet, and they retired4 from the city, every man to his tent. And Joab returned1 to Jerusalem unto the king.
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