2 Samuel 19:4

Overview - 2 Samuel 19
Joab causes the king to cease his mourning.
The Israelites are earnest to bring the king back.
11 David sends to the priests to incite them of Judah.
18 Shimei is pardoned;
24 Mephibosheth excused;
32 Barzillai dismissed, and Chimham his son taken into the king's family.
41 The Israelites expostulate with Judah for bringing home the king without them.
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2 Samuel 19:4  (King James Version)
But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!


O my son
It is allowed by competent critics that the lamentation of David over his son, of which this forms a part, is exceedingly pathetic; and Calmet properly remarks, that the frequent repetition of the name of the deceased is common in the language of lamentation.