Book 10 of 66: 2 Samuel: Chapter 013 of 24

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010:013:001
And it came to pass after this,
that Absalom the son of David had a fair sister,
whose name was Tamar;
and Amnon the son of David loved her.


010:013:002
And Amnon was so vexed,
that he fell sick for his sister Tamar;
for she was a virgin;
and Amnon thought it hard for him to do anything to her.


010:013:003
But Amnon had a friend,
whose name was Jonadab,
the son of Shimeah David's brother:
and Jonadab was a very subtil man.


010:013:004
And he said unto him,
Why art thou,
being the king's son,
lean from day to day?
wilt thou not tell me?
And Amnon said unto him,
I love Tamar,
my brother Absalom's sister.


010:013:005
And Jonadab said unto him,
Lay thee down on thy bed,
and make thyself sick:
and when thy father cometh to see thee,
say unto him,
I pray thee,
let my sister Tamar come,
and give me meat,
and dress the meat in my sight,
that I may see it,
and eat it at her hand.


010:013:006
So Amnon lay down,
and made himself sick:
and when the king was come to see him,
Amnon said unto the king,
I pray thee,
let Tamar my sister come,
and make me a couple of cakes in my sight,
that I may eat at her hand.


010:013:007
Then David sent home to Tamar,
saying,
Go now to thy brother Amnon's house,
and dress him meat.


010:013:008
So Tamar went to her brother Amnon's house;
and he was laid down.
And she took flour,
and kneaded it,
and made cakes in his sight,
and did bake the cakes.


010:013:009
And she took a pan,
and poured them out before him;
but he refused to eat.
And Amnon said,
Have out all men from me.
And they went out every man from him.


010:013:010
And Amnon said unto Tamar,
Bring the meat into the chamber,
that I may eat of thine hand.
And Tamar took the cakes which she had made,
and brought them into the chamber to Amnon her brother.


010:013:011
And when she had brought them unto him to eat,
he took hold of her,
and said unto her,
Come lie with me,
my sister.


010:013:012
And she answered him,
Nay,
my brother,
do not force me;
for no such thing ought to be done in Israel:
do not thou this folly.


010:013:013
And I,
whither shall I cause my shame to go?
and as for thee,
thou shalt be as one of the fools in Israel.
Now therefore,
I pray thee,
speak unto the king;
for he will not withhold me from thee.


010:013:014
Howbeit he would not hearken unto her voice:
but,
being stronger than she,
forced her,
and lay with her.


010:013:015
Then Amnon hated her exceedingly;
so that the hatred wherewith he hated her was greater than the love wherewith he had loved her.
And Amnon said unto her,
Arise,
be gone.


010:013:016
And she said unto him,
There is no cause:
this evil in sending me away is greater than the other that thou didst unto me.
But he would not hearken unto her.


010:013:017
Then he called his servant that ministered unto him,
and said,
Put now this woman out from me,
and bolt the door after her.


010:013:018
And she had a garment of divers colours upon her:
for with such robes were the king's daughters that were virgins apparelled.
Then his servant brought her out,
and bolted the door after her.


010:013:019
And Tamar put ashes on her head,
and rent her garment of divers colours that was on her,
and laid her hand on her head,
and went on crying.


010:013:020
And Absalom her brother said unto her,
Hath Amnon thy brother been with thee?
but hold now thy peace,
my sister:
he is thy brother;
regard not this thing.
So Tamar remained desolate in her brother Absalom's house.


010:013:021
But when king David heard of all these things,
he was very wroth.


010:013:022
And Absalom spake unto his brother Amnon neither good nor bad:
for Absalom hated Amnon,
because he had forced his sister Tamar.


010:013:023
And it came to pass after two full years,
that Absalom had sheepshearers in Baalhazor,
which is beside Ephraim:
and Absalom invited all the king's sons.


010:013:024
And Absalom came to the king,
and said,
Behold now,
thy servant hath sheepshearers;
let the king,
I beseech thee,
and his servants go with thy servant.


010:013:025
And the king said to Absalom,
Nay,
my son,
let us not all now go,
lest we be chargeable unto thee.
And he pressed him:
howbeit he would not go,
but blessed him.


010:013:026
Then said Absalom,
If not,
I pray thee,
let my brother Amnon go with us.
And the king said unto him,
Why should he go with thee?


010:013:027
But Absalom pressed him,
that he let Amnon and all the king's sons go with him.


010:013:028
Now Absalom had commanded his servants,
saying,
Mark ye now when Amnon's heart is merry with wine,
and when I say unto you,
Smite Amnon;
then kill him,
fear not:
have not I commanded you?
be courageous,
and be valiant.


010:013:029
And the servants of Absalom did unto Amnon as Absalom had commanded.
Then all the king's sons arose,
and every man gat him up upon his mule,
and fled.


010:013:030
And it came to pass,
while they were in the way,
that tidings came to David,
saying,
Absalom hath slain all the king's sons,
and there is not one of them left.


010:013:031
Then the king arose,
and tare his garments,
and lay on the earth;
and all his servants stood by with their clothes rent.


010:013:032
And Jonadab,
the son of Shimeah David's brother,
answered and said,
Let not my lord suppose that they have slain all the young men the king's sons;
for Amnon only is dead:
for by the appointment of Absalom this hath been determined from the day that he forced his sister Tamar.


010:013:033
Now therefore let not my lord the king take the thing to his heart,
to think that all the king's sons are dead:
for Amnon only is dead.


010:013:034
But Absalom fled.
And the young man that kept the watch lifted up his eyes,
and looked,
and,
behold,
there came much people by the way of the hill side behind him.


010:013:035
And Jonadab said unto the king,
Behold,
the king's sons come:
as thy servant said,
so it is.


010:013:036
And it came to pass,
as soon as he had made an end of speaking,
that,
behold,
the king's sons came,
and lifted up their voice and wept:
and the king also and all his servants wept very sore.


010:013:037
But Absalom fled,
and went to Talmai,
the son of Ammihud,
king of Geshur.
And David mourned for his son every day.


010:013:038
So Absalom fled,
and went to Geshur,
and was there three years.


010:013:039
And the soul of king David longed to go forth unto Absalom:
for he was comforted concerning Amnon,
seeing he was dead.


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