24 But the king said, “He must go to his own house; he must not see my face.” So Absalom went to his own house and did not see the face of the king.

Read 2 Samuel 14:24 Using Other Translations

And the king said, Let him turn to his own house, and let him not see my face. So Absalom returned to his own house, and saw not the king's face.
And the king said, "Let him dwell apart in his own house; he is not to come into my presence." So Absalom lived apart in his own house and did not come into the king's presence.
But the king gave this order: “Absalom may go to his own house, but he must never come into my presence.” So Absalom did not see the king.