You Shall Reign in Glory - 2 Samuel 20

2 Samuel 20:1 And there happened to be there a man of Belial, whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite:  and he blew a trumpet, and said, We have no part in David,  neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man  to his tents, O Israel. 

2 Samuel 20:2 So every man of Israel went up  from after David, and followed Sheba the son of Bichri:  but the men of Judah clave unto their king, from Jordan  even to Jerusalem.  

2 Samuel 20:3 And David came to his house at Jerusalem; and the  king took the ten women his concubines, whom he had  left to keep the house, and put them in ward, and fed them,  but went not in unto them. So they were shut up unto the  day of their death, living in widowhood.  

2 Samuel 20:4 Then said the king to Amasa, Assemble me the  men of Judah within three days, and be thou here present.  

2 Samuel 20:5 So Amasa went to assemble the men of Judah: but  he tarried longer than the set time which he had appointed  him. 

2 Samuel 20:6 And David said to Abishai, Now shall Sheba  the son of Bichri do us more harm than did Absalom: take  thou thy lord’s servants, and pursue after him, lest he get  him fenced cities, and escape us. 

2 Samuel 20:7 And there went out  after him Joab’s men, and the Cherethites, and the  Pelethites, and all the mighty men: and they went out of  Jerusalem, to pursue after Sheba the son of Bichri. 

2 Samuel 20:8  When they were at the great stone which is in Gibeon,  Amasa went before them. And Joab’s garment that he had  put on was girded unto him, and upon it a girdle with a  sword fastened upon his loins in the sheath thereof; and as  he went forth it fell out. 

2 Samuel 20:9 And Joab said to Amasa,  Art thou in health, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by  the beard with the right hand to kiss him. 


2 Samuel 20:10 But  Amasa took no heed to the sword that was in Joab’s hand:  so he smote him therewith in the fifth rib, and shed out his  bowels to the ground, and struck him not again; and he died.  So Joab and Abishai his brother pursued after Sheba the son  of Bichri. 

2 Samuel 20:11 And one of Joab’s men stood by him,  and said, He that favoureth Joab, and he that is for David,  let him go after Joab. 

2 Samuel 20:12 And Amasa wallowed in  blood in the midst of the highway. And when the man saw  that all the people stood still, he removed Amasa out of the  highway into the field, and cast a cloth upon him, when he  saw that every one that came by him stood still. 

2 Samuel 20:13  When he was removed out of the highway, all the people  went on after Joab, to pursue after Sheba the son of Bichri.   

2 Samuel 20:14 And he went through all the tribes of Israel unto  Abel, and to Beth-maachah, and all the Berites: and they  were gathered together, and went also after him. 

2 Samuel 20:15  And they came and besieged him in Abel of Beth-maachah,  and they cast up a bank against the city, and it stood in the  trench: and all the people that were with Joab battered the  wall, to throw it down.  

2 Samuel 20:16 Then cried a wise woman out of the city, Hear,  hear; say, I pray you, unto Joab, Come near hither, that I  may speak with thee. 

2 Samuel 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.  

2 Samuel 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 matter. 

2 Samuel 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? 

2 Samuel 20:20 And Joab  answered and said, Far be it, far be it from me, that I should  swallow up or destroy. 

2 Samuel 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 the wall. 

2 Samuel 20:22 Then the woman went  unto all the people in her wisdom. And they cut off the head  of Sheba the son of Bichri, and cast it out to Joab. And he  blew a trumpet, and they retired from the city, every man to  his tent. And Joab returned to Jerusalem unto the king.  

2 Samuel 20:23 Now Joab was over all the host of Israel: and  Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and  over the Pelethites: 

2 Samuel 20:24 And Adoram was over the  tribute: and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder:  

2 Samuel 20:25 And Sheva was scribe: and Zadok and Abiathar  were the priests: 

2 Samuel 20:26 And Ira also the Jairite was a  chief ruler about David.  KJV