2 Samuel 19:4

4 The king covered his face and cried aloud, “O my son Absalom! O Absalom, my son, my son!”

Read 2 Samuel 19:4 Using Other Translations

But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!
The king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, "O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!"
The king covered his face with his hands and kept on crying, “O my son Absalom! O Absalom, my son, my son!”

What does 2 Samuel 19:4 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Samuel 19:4

But the king covered his face
And would not see his generals, and thank them for their services: but wrapped himself in his mantle, after the manner of mourners:

and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom! O Absalom, my
son, my son!
and this was some time, perhaps some days after he had received the news of his death, since Joab and the army were returned from the battle; had it been a sudden start of passion, upon first hearing thee news, and had continued a few hours, it would have been more excusable; but to continue some days, as it is very probable it did, was very unbecoming.

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