But Joab and Abishai pursued Abner, and when the sun was going down, they came to the hill of Ammah, which is opposite Giah by way of the wilderness of Gibeon.
And the sons of Benjamin gathered together behind Abner and became one troop, and they stood on the top of a hill.
Then Abner called to Joab and said, 'Should the sword devour forever? Do you not realize that it will be bitter in the end? So how long will you refrain from telling the people to turn back from pursuing their kinsmen?'
Joab said, 'As God lives, if you had not spoken, then the people of Judah
certainly would have withdrawn in the morning, each from pursuing his brother.'
So Joab blew the trumpet, and all the people halted and no longer pursued Israel, nor did they continue to fight anymore.