And Joab answered and said, Far be it, far be it from me that I should swallow up or destroy.
But Amasa took no heed of the sword that was in Joab's hand; and he smote him with it 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.
Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this; is not this the blood of the men that went in jeopardy of their lives? And he would not drink it. These three mighty men did this.
He had filled their houses with good things. Therefore, the counsel of the wicked is far from me.
He that covers his sins shall not prosper, but whosoever confesses and forsakes them shall attain mercy.