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2 Samuel 13:16-26 (New American Standard)

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16 But she said to him, "No, because this wrong in sending me away is greater than the other that you have done to me!" Yet he would not listen to her. 17 Then he called his young man who attended him and said, "Now throw this woman out of my presence, and lock the door behind her." 18 Now she had on 1a along-sleeved garment; for in this manner the virgin daughters of the king dressed themselves in robes. Then his attendant took her out and locked the door behind her. 19 2Tamar put bashes on her head and 3tore her clong-sleeved garment which was on her; and 4she put her hand on her head and went away, crying aloud as she went. 20 Then Absalom her brother said to her, "Has Amnon your brother been with you? But now keep silent, my sister, he is your brother; do not take this matter to heart." So Tamar remained and was desolate in her brother Absalom's house. 21 Now when King David heard of all these matters, he was very angry. 22 But Absalom did not speak to Amnon 5either good or bad; for 6Absalom hated Amnon because he had violated his sister Tamar. 23 Now it came about after two full years that Absalom 7had sheepshearers in Baal-hazor, which is near Ephraim, and Absalom invited all the king's sons.

Absalom Avenges Tamar

24 Absalom came to the king and said, "Behold now, your servant has sheepshearers; please let the king and his servants go with your servant." 25 But the king said to Absalom, "No, my son, we should not all go, for we will be burdensome to you." Although he durged him, he would not go, but blessed him. 26 Then 8Absalom said, "If not, please let my brother Amnon go with us." And the king said to him, "Why should he go with you?"
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