During the war David still waxeth stronger. Six sons were born to him in Hebron. Abner, displeased with Ish-bosheth, revolteth to David. David requireth a condition to bring him his wife Michal. Abner, having communed with the Israelites, is feasted by David and dismissed. Joab, returning from battle, is displeased with the king and killeth Abner. David curseth Joab, and mourneth for Abner.