Absalom’s Conspiracy

1 In the course of time, Absalom provided himself with a chariot and horses and with fifty men to run ahead of him.

Read 2 Samuel 15:1 Using Other Translations

And it came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared him chariots and horses, and fifty men to run before him.
After this Absalom got himself a chariot and horses, and fifty men to run before him.
After this, Absalom bought a chariot and horses, and he hired fifty bodyguards to run ahead of him.