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2 Samuel 14:5

Overview - 2 Samuel 14
Joab, suborning a widow of Tekoah by a parable to incline the king's heart to fetch home Absalom, brings him to Jerusalem.
25 Absalom's beauty, hair, and children.
28 After two years, Absalom is brought into the king's presence by Joab.
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2 Samuel 14:5  (King James Version)
And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, I am indeed a widow woman, and mine husband is dead.
 


I am indeed
It is very possible that the principal incidents mentioned here were real; and that Joab found out a person whose circumstances bore a near resemblance to that which he wished to represent. She did not make the similitude too plain and visible, lest the king should see her intention before she had obtained a grant of pardon; and thus her circumstances, her mournful tale, her widow's dress, her aged person, (for Josephus says she was advanced in years,) and her impressive manner, all combined to make one united irresistible impression on the heart of the aged monarch.
12:1-3 Judges 9:8-15
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