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2 Samuel 13:16-26 (Lexham English Bible)

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16 She said to him, "No, because this evil in sending me away [is] greater than the other you have done to me." But he [was] not willing to listen to her. 17 Then he called his young man who [was] serving him and said, "Please send this woman from me to the outside, and bolt the door behind her!" 18 Now there [was] a long-sleeved robe on her, for so they clothed the daughters of the king who [were] virgins, in robes. His servant put her outside, and he bolted the door behind her. 19 Tamar put ashes on her head, and she tore the long-sleeved robe which [was] on her. She put her hand on her head, and {she went away, crying out as she went}.a 20 Absalom her brother said to her, "[Was] Amnon your brother with you? But now, my sister, be quiet; he [is] your brother. {Do not take this matter to heart}."b So Tamar remained a desolate woman in the house of Absalom her brother.

Absalom Kills Amnon

21 Now King David heard all these things, and {he became very angry}.c 22 Absalom did not speak with Amnon {either bad or good},d for Absalom hated Amnon {over the matter when}e he raped Tamar his sister. 23 {About two full years later},f Absalom's shearers were in Baal Hazor, which [is] near Ephraim, and Absalom summoned all the sons of the king. 24 Then Absalom went to the king and said, "Look, here [are] your servant's shearers; please let the king and his servants go with your servant. 25 The king said to Absalom, "No my son, not all of us shall go, so that we not be a burden to you." And he urged him, but he [was] not willing to go, but he blessed him. 26 So Absalom said, "But [will you] not let Amnon my brother go with us?" And the king said to him, "Why should he go with you?"
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