2 Samuel 14:28

28 Absalom lived two years in Jerusalem without seeing the king’s face.

Read 2 Samuel 14:28 Using Other Translations

So Absalom dwelt two full years in Jerusalem, and saw not the king's face.
So Absalom lived two full years in Jerusalem, without coming into the king's presence.
Absalom lived in Jerusalem for two years, but he never got to see the king.

What does 2 Samuel 14:28 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Samuel 14:28

So Absalom dwelt two full years in Jerusalem
After his return from Geshur:

and saw not the king's face;
all that time; which was owing either to the king's resentment of the fact committed by him, or to state policy.

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