And she said unto him, There is no cause: this evil in sending me away is greater than the other that thou didst unto me. But he would not hearken unto her.
Then he called his servant that ministered unto him, and said , Put now this woman out from me, and bolt the doorafter her.
And she had a garment of divers colours upon her: for with such robes were the king'sdaughters that were virginsapparelled . Then his servantbrought her out, and bolted the doorafter her.
And Tamarputashes on her head, and rent her garment of divers colours that was on her, and laid her hand on her head, and wentoncrying .
And Absalom her brothersaid unto her, Hath Amnona thy brother been with thee? but hold now thy peace , my sister: he is thy brother;regard not this thing. So Tamarremaineddesolate in her brotherAbsalom'shouse.21
But when kingDavidheard of all these things, he was verywroth .
And Absalomspake unto his brother Amnon neither good nor bad: for AbsalomhatedAmnon,because he had forced his sisterTamar.23
And it came to pass after two fullyears, that Absalom had sheepshearers in Baalhazor, which is beside Ephraim: and Absalominvited all the king'ssons.24
And Absalomcame to the king, and said , Behold now, thy servant hath sheepshearers ; let the king, I beseech thee, and his servantsgo with thy servant.25
And the kingsaid to Absalom, Nay, my son, let us not all now go , lest we be chargeable unto thee. And he pressed him: howbeit he would not go , but blessed him.
Then saidAbsalom, If not, I pray thee, let my brotherAmnongo with us. And the kingsaid unto him, Why should he go with thee?