Bible: 1 Kings 2:28-33

2:28 When the news reached Joab (for Joab had supported 1  Adonijah, although he had not supported Absalom), he 2  ran to the tent of the Lord and grabbed hold of the horns of the altar. 3  2:29 When King Solomon heard 4  that Joab had run to the tent of the Lord and was right there beside the altar, he ordered Benaiah son of Jehoiada, 5 Go, strike him down.” 2:30 When Benaiah arrived at the tent of the Lord, he said to him, “The king says, ‘Come out!’” But he replied, “No, I will die here!” So Benaiah sent word to the king and reported Joab’s reply. 6  2:31 The king told him, “Do as he said! Strike him down and bury him. Take away from me and from my father’s family 7  the guilt of Joab’s murderous, bloody deeds. 8  2:32 May the Lord punish him for the blood he shed; 9  behind my father David’s back he struck down and murdered with the sword two men who were more innocent and morally upright than he 10  – Abner son of Ner, commander of Israel’s army, and Amasa son of Jether, commander of Judah’s army. 2:33 May Joab and his descendants be perpetually guilty of their shed blood, but may the Lord give perpetual peace to David, his descendants, his family, 11  and his dynasty.” 12 

NET Bible Study Environment