So Joab came to the king, and told him
What Absalom had said to him:
and when he had called for Absalom;
sent messengers to his house to order him to come to him:
he came to the king, and bowed himself on his face to the ground before
made a very reverend bow to him, according to the custom of those times, throwing himself at his feet in great submission to him:
and the king kissed Absalom;
in token of his reconciliation to him; which laid the foundation of his after troubles from him, related in the following chapters.