Instruction 1 from the wise 2 is like 3 a life-giving fountain, 4 to turn 5 a person 6 from deadly snares. 7
The fear of the Lord 1 is like 2 a life-giving fountain, 3 to turn 4 people 5 from deadly snares. 6
Abner said to him, “Turn aside to your right or to your left. Capture one of the soldiers 1 and take his equipment for yourself!” But Asahel was not willing to turn aside from following him.
But Asahel 1 refused to turn aside. So Abner struck him in the abdomen with the back end of his 2 spear. The spear came out his back; Asahel 3 collapsed on the spot and died there right before Abner. 4 Everyone who now comes to the place where Asahel fell dead pauses in respect. 5
The musicians, the descendants of Asaph, manned their posts, as prescribed by David, Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun the king’s prophet. 1 The guards at the various gates did not need to leave their posts, for their fellow Levites made preparations for them.