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2 Samuel 14:1-6 (Common English Bible w/ Apocrypha)

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Absalom is restored

1 Now Joab, Zeruiah's son, could see that the king's mind was on Absalom. 2 So Joab sent someone to Tekoa and brought a wise woman from there. He said to her, "Pretend to be in mourning. Dress in mourning clothes. Don't anoint yourself with oil. Act like a woman who has spent a long time mourning over someone who has died. 3 Go to the king and speak to him as follows." Then Joab told her what to say. 4 When the woman from Tekoa came to the king, she fell facedown, bowing low out of respect. "King, help me!" she said. 5 "What is wrong?" the king asked her. "It's terrible!" she said. "I am a widow; my husband is dead. 6 Your servant had two sons, but the two of them fought in the field. No one could separate them, and one struck the other and killed him.
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