2 Samuel 3:27; 2 Samuel 10:8; 2 Samuel 11:23; 2 Samuel 15:2; 2 Samuel 18:4; 2 Samuel 18:24; 2 Samuel 18:33; 2 Samuel 19:8; 2 Samuel 23:15-16 (New American Standard)

27 So when Abner returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside into the middle of the gate to speak with him privately, and there he struck him in the belly so that he died on account of the blood of Asahel his brother. 8 The sons of Ammon came out and drew up in battle array at the entrance of the city, while the Arameans of Zobah and of Rehob and the men of Tob and Maacah were by themselves in the field. 23 The messenger said to David, "The men prevailed against us and came out against us in the field, but we pressed them as far as the entrance of the gate. 2 Absalom used to rise early and stand beside the way to the gate ; and when any man had a suit to come to the king for judgment, Absalom would call to him and say, "From what city are you?" And he would say, "Your servant is from one of the tribes of Israel." 4 Then the king said to them, "Whatever seems best to you I will do." So the king stood beside the gate, and all the people went out by hundreds and thousands. 24 Now David was sitting between the two gates ; and the watchman went up to the roof of the gate by the wall, and raised his eyes and looked, and behold, a man running by himself. 33 The king was deeply moved and went up to the chamber over the gate and wept. And thus he said as he walked, "O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom ! Would I had died instead of you, O Absalom, my son, my son !"

David Restored as King

8 So the king arose and sat in the gate. When they told all the people, saying, "Behold, the king is sitting in the gate," then all the people came before the king. Now Israel had fled, each to his tent. 15 David had a craving and said, "Oh that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem which is by the gate !" 16 So the three mighty men broke through the camp of the Philistines, and drew water from the well of Bethlehem which was by the gate, and took it and brought it to David. Nevertheless he would not drink it, but poured it out to the LORD ;
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