3:27 When Abner returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside at the gate as if to speak privately with him. Joab then stabbed him 1 in the abdomen and killed him, avenging the shed blood of his brother Asahel. 2
3:28 When David later heard about this, he said, “I and my kingdom are forever innocent before the Lord of the shed blood of Abner son of Ner!
2 Samuel 16:8Context
16:8 The Lord has punished you for 3 all the spilled blood of the house of Saul, in whose place you rule. Now the Lord has given the kingdom into the hand of your son Absalom. Disaster has overtaken you, for you are a man of bloodshed!”
2 Samuel 20:12Context
20:12 Amasa was squirming in his own blood in the middle of the path, and this man had noticed that all the soldiers stopped. Having noticed that everyone who came across Amasa 4 stopped, the man 5 pulled him 6 away from the path and into the field and threw a garment over him.
1 tn Heb “and he struck him down there [in] the stomach.”
2 tn Heb “and he [i.e., Abner] died on account of the blood of Asahel his [i.e., Joab’s] brother.”
3 tn Heb “has brought back upon you.”
4 tn Heb “him”; the referent (Amasa) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
6 tn Heb “Amasa.” For stylistic reasons the name has been replaced by the pronoun (“him”) in the translation.