2 Samuel 3:26-28 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
26 Joab left David and sent messengers to Abner at the well of Sirah. The messengers brought Abner back, but David did not know this. 27 When Abner arrived at Hebron, Joab met him in the gateway, pulled him aside to talk in private, and then stabbed him in the stomach. So he got his revenge against Abner. Joab killed Abner because Abner had killed Joab’s brother Asahel.
David Cries for Abner
28 Later David heard the news and said, “My kingdom and I are innocent of the death of Abner son of Ner. The Lord knows this.