They shed innocent blood – the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan. The land was polluted by bloodshed. 1
She did not abandon the prostitution she had practiced in Egypt; for in her youth men had sex with her, fondled her virgin breasts, and ravished her. 1
After they had assembled at Mizpah, they drew water and poured it out before the Lord. They fasted on that day, and they confessed 1 there, “We have sinned against the Lord.” So Samuel led 2 the people of Israel at Mizpah.
So Joab’s men 1 came and laid siege against him in Abel of Beth Maacah. They prepared a siege ramp outside the city which stood against its outer rampart. As all of Joab’s soldiers were trying to break through 2 the wall so that it would collapse,