31 Then David said to Joab and all the people with him, “Tear your clothes and put on sackcloth(A) and walk in mourning(B) in front of Abner.” King David himself walked behind the bier.

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31 His officials said to him, “Look, we have heard that the kings of Israel are merciful.(A) Let us go to the king of Israel with sackcloth(B) around our waists and ropes around our heads. Perhaps he will spare your life.”

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11 You turned my wailing(A) into dancing;(B)
    you removed my sackcloth(C) and clothed me with joy,(D)

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11 when I put on sackcloth,(A)
    people make sport of me.

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