2 Samuel 14:1-6 NRS

1 Now Joab son of Zeruiah perceived that the king's mind was on Absalom.
2 Joab sent to Tekoa and brought from there a wise woman. He said to her, "Pretend to be a mourner; put on mourning garments, do not anoint yourself with oil, but behave like a woman who has been mourning many days for the dead.
3 Go to the king and speak to him as follows." And Joab put the words into her mouth.
4 When the woman of Tekoa came to the king, she fell on her face to the ground and did obeisance, and said, "Help, O king!"
5 The king asked her, "What is your trouble?" She answered, "Alas, I am a widow; my husband is dead.
6 Your servant had two sons, and they fought with one another in the field; there was no one to part them, and one struck the other and killed him.