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19 Someone told Joab, “The king is crying because Absalom is dead.”

David’s army found out he was crying because his son had died, and their day of victory suddenly turned into a day of sadness. The troops were sneaking into Mahanaim, just as if they had run away from a battle and were ashamed.

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