Now Saul chose for himself three thousand men of Israel, of whom two thousand were with Saul in (A)Michmash and in the hill country of Bethel, while a thousand were with Jonathan at (B)Gibeah of Benjamin. But he sent the rest of the people away, each to his tent.

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17 And they took Absalom and threw him into [a]a deep pit in the forest, and (A)erected over him a very large pile of stones. And (B)all Israel fled, each to his own tent.

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  1. 2 Samuel 18:17 Lit the great

16 When all Israel saw that the king had not listened to them, the people replied to the king, saying,

(A)What share do we have in David?
We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse.
Everyone to your tents, Israel!
Now look after your own house, David!”

(B)So all Israel went away to their tents.

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