2 Samuel 8:15; 2 Samuel 15:2; 2 Samuel 15:4; 2 Samuel 15:6; 2 Samuel 22:23
So David reigned over all Israel; and David administered justice and righteousness for all his people.
Absalom used to rise early and stand beside the way to the gate; and when any man had a suit to come to the king for judgment, Absalom would call to him and say, "From what city are you?" And he would say, "Your servant is from one of the tribes of Israel."
Moreover, Absalom would say, "Oh that one would appoint me judge in the land, then every man who has any suit or cause could come to me and I would give him justice."
In this manner Absalom dealt with all Israel who came to the king for judgment; so Absalom stole away the hearts of the men of Israel.
"For all His ordinances were before me, And as for His statutes, I did not depart from them.