3 The men stole into the city that day as men steal in who are ashamed when they flee from battle.

Read 2 Samuel 19:3 Using Other Translations

And the people gat them by stealth that day into the city, as people being ashamed steal away when they flee in battle.
And the people stole into the city that day as people steal in who are ashamed when they flee in battle.
They crept back into the town that day as though they were ashamed and had deserted in battle.