The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
SA2 20:17 And when he was come near unto her, the woman said, Art thou
Joab? And he answered, I am he. Then she said unto him, Hear the words
of thine handmaid. And he answered, I do hear.
SA2 20:18 Then she spake, saying, They were wont to speak in old time,
saying, They shall surely ask counsel at Abel: and so they ended the
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.
King James Bible