Bible, King James Version
 And when Saul's son heard that Abner was dead in
Hebron, his hands were feeble, and all the Israelites were
 And Saul's son had two men that were captains of
bands: the name of the one was Baanah, and the name of the other
Rechab, the sons of Rimmon a Beerothite, of the children of
Benjamin: (for Beeroth also was reckoned to Benjamin:
 And the Beerothites fled to Gittaim, and were
sojourners there until this day.)
 And Jonathan, Saul's son, had a son that was lame of
his feet. He was five years old when the tidings came of Saul and
Jonathan out of Jezreel, and his nurse took him up, and fled: and
it came to pass, as she made haste to flee, that he fell, and
became lame. And his name was Mephibosheth.
 And the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, Rechab and
Baanah, went, and came about the heat of the day to the house of
Ish-bosheth, who lay on a bed at noon.
 And they came thither into the midst of the house, as
though they would have fetched wheat; and they smote him under
the fifth rib: and Rechab and Baanah his brother escaped.
 For when they came into the house, he lay on his bed
in his bedchamber, and they smote him, and slew him, and beheaded
him, and took his head, and gat them away through the plain all
 And they brought the head of Ish-bosheth unto David to
Hebron, and said to the king, Behold the head of Ish-bosheth the
son of Saul thine enemy, which sought thy life; and the LORD hath
avenged my lord the king this day of Saul, and of his seed.
 And David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the
sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said unto them, As the LORD
liveth, who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity,
 When one told me, saying, Behold, Saul is dead,
thinking to have brought good tidings, I took hold of him, and
slew him in Ziklag, who thought that I would have given him a
reward for his tidings:
 How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous
person in his own house upon his bed? shall I not therefore now
require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the
 And David commanded his young men, and they slew
them, and cut off their hands and their feet, and hanged them up
over the pool in Hebron. But they took the head of Ish-bosheth,
and buried it in the sepulchre of Abner in Hebron.