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1 Kings 2:5-6


2:5 “You know what Joab son of Zeruiah did to me – how he murdered two commanders of the Israelite armies, Abner son of Ner and Amasa son of Jether. 1  During peacetime he struck them down like he would in battle; 2  when he shed their blood as if in battle, he stained his own belt and the sandals on his feet. 3  2:6 Do to him what you think is appropriate, 4  but don’t let him live long and die a peaceful death. 5 

1 Kings 2:31

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 6  the guilt of Joab’s murderous, bloody deeds. 7 

1 tn Heb “what he did to the two commanders…and he killed them.”

2 tn Heb “he shed the blood of battle in peace.”

3 tn Heb “and he shed the blood of battle when he killed which is on his waist and on his sandal[s] which are on his feet.” That is, he covered himself with guilt and his guilt was obvious to all who saw him.

4 tn Heb “according to your wisdom.”

5 tn Heb “and do not bring down his grey hair in peace [to] Sheol.”

6 tn Heb “house.”

7 tn Heb “take away the undeserved bloodshed which Joab spilled from upon me and from upon the house of my father.”

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