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Chapter 19

The king was shaken, and went up to the room over the city gate and wept. He said as he wept, “My son Absalom! My son, my son Absalom! If only I had died instead of you, Absalom, my son, my son!”

Joab Reproves David. Joab was told, “The king is weeping and mourning for Absalom,” and that day’s victory was turned into mourning for the whole army when they heard, “The king is grieving for his son.”

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