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.