One of Joab’s soldiers who stood over Amasa said, “Whoever is for
Abner said to Joab, “Let the soldiers get up and fight
Then Joab said to the Cushite, “Go and tell the king what you have seen.” After bowing to Joab, the Cushite ran off.
But the king’s edict stood, despite Joab’s objections.
When Joab and all the army that was with him arrived, Joab was told: “Abner the son of Ner came to the king; he sent him away, and he left in peace!”
So David sent a message to Joab that said, “Send me Uriah the Hittite.” So Joab sent Uriah to David.
Then Joab blew the trumpet
Joab said to Amasa, “How are you, my brother?” With his right hand Joab took hold of Amasa’s beard as if to greet him with a kiss.
Then Joab sent a full battle report to David.
So Joab got up and went to Geshur and brought Absalom back to Jerusalem.
When the news reached Joab (for Joab had supported
Joab son of Zeruiah was general in command of
When David heard the news, he sent Joab and the entire army to meet them.
So Joab and his men
When Uriah came to him, David asked about how Joab and the army were doing and how the campaign was going.
In the morning David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it with Uriah.
So the messenger departed. When he arrived, he informed David of all the news that Joab had sent with him.
Now Joab son of Zeruiah realized that the king longed to see
Go to the king and speak to him in the following fashion.” Then Joab told her what to say.