Meanwhile, Absalom had fled. Now the man standing watch looked up and saw many people on the road west of him, coming down the side of the hill. The watchman went and told the king, "I see men in the direction of Horonaim, on the side of the hill."a35
Jonadab said to the king, "See, the king's sons are here; it has happened just as your servant said."
As he finished speaking, the king's sons came in, wailing loudly. The king, too, and all his servants wept very bitterly.
Absalom fled and went to Talmai1 son of Ammihud, the king of Geshur. But King David mourned for his son every day.
After Absalom fled and went to Geshur, he stayed there three years.
And the spirit of the kingb longed to go to Absalom,2 for he was consoled3 concerning Amnon's death.