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The Aftermath of the Battle

19 Joab was told, “The king is weeping and mourning over Absalom.”[a] The victory that day became an occasion for mourning for all the people, because that day the people heard that the king was mourning for his son. That day the people were sneaking into the city quietly, the way people who are ashamed of fleeing from the battle would sneak in quietly.

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  1. 2 Samuel 19:1 In the Hebrew text, chapter 19 starts at English 18:33. In chapter 19, the Hebrew verse numbers are all one number higher than the English verse numbers.

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