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1 Kings 2:5-12
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5“Moreover, you also know what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, how he dealt with the two commanders of the armies of Israel, Abner the son of Ner, and Amasa the son of Jether, whom he killed, avenging2 in time of peace for blood that had been shed in war, and putting the blood of war3 on the belt around his4 waist and on the sandals on his feet. 6Act therefore according to your wisdom, but do not let his gray head go down to Sheol in peace. 7But deal loyally with the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be among those who eat at your table, for with such loyalty5 they met me when I fled from Absalom your brother. 8And there is also with you Shimei the son of Gera, the Benjaminite from Bahurim, who cursed me with a grievous curse on the day when I went to Mahanaim. But when he came down to meet me at the Jordan, I swore to him by the Lord, saying, ‘I will not put you to death with the sword.’ 9Now therefore do not hold him guiltless, for you are a wise man. You will know what you ought to do to him, and you shall bring his gray head down with blood to Sheol.”

The Death of David

10Then David slept with his fathers and was buried in the city of David. 11And the time that David reigned over Israel was forty years. He reigned seven years in Hebron and thirty-three years in Jerusalem. 12So Solomon sat on the throne of David his father, and his kingdom was firmly established.


  • 2 2:5 Septuagint; Hebrew placing
  • 3 2:5 Septuagint innocent blood
  • 4 2:5 Septuagint my; twice in this verse
  • 5 2:7 Or steadfast love
Displaying 1-2 of 2 sermons for this passage.

Death of the King — Part Two

1 Kings 2:5–12 Sermon Includes Transcript 42:08 ID: 3562

The Partial Kingdom: God’s King

Judges 1:1 – 2 Chronicles 36:23 Sermon Includes Transcript 44:21 ID: 2389

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The Kingdom of God, Volume 1

Genesis 1:1 – Malachi 4:6 Series ID: 26801