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Joab Rebukes the King

19 [a]Word soon reached Joab that the king was weeping and mourning for Absalom. As all the people heard of the king’s deep grief for his son, the joy of that day’s victory was turned into deep sadness. They crept back into the town that day as though they were ashamed and had deserted in battle.

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Footnotes

  1. 19:1 Verses 19:1-43 are numbered 19:2-44 in Hebrew text.

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