The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
SA2 20:19 I am one of them that are peaceable and faithful in Israel:
thou seekest to destroy a city and a mother in Israel: why wilt thou
swallow up the inheritance of the LORD?
SA2 20:20 And Joab answered and said, Far be it, far be it from me,
that I should swallow up or destroy.
SA2 20:21 The matter is not so: but a man of mount Ephraim, Sheba the
son of Bichri by name, hath lifted up his hand against the king, even
against David: deliver him only, and I will depart from the city. And
the woman said unto Joab, Behold, his head shall be thrown to thee over
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