2 Samuel 14:1-6 NIV

Absalom Returns to Jerusalem

1 Joab son of Zeruiah knew that the king’s heart longed for Absalom.

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2 So Joab sent someone to Tekoa and had a wise woman brought from there. He said to her, “Pretend you are in mourning. Dress in mourning clothes, and don’t use any cosmetic lotions. Act like a woman who has spent many days grieving for the dead.

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3 Then go to the king and speak these words to him.” And Joab put the words in her mouth.

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      4 When the woman from Tekoa wenta to the king, she fell with her face to the ground to pay him honor, and she said, “Help me, Your Majesty!”

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        • ‡ 14:4 - Many Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Vulgate and Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts "spoke"
          5 The king asked her, “What is troubling you?” She said, “I am a widow; my husband is dead.
          6 I your servant had two sons. They got into a fight with each other in the field, and no one was there to separate them. One struck the other and killed him.