Bible: 1 Kings 2:28-34

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  2:34 So Benaiah son of Jehoiada went up and executed Joab; 13  he was buried at his home in the wilderness.

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