Absalom behaved in this way toward all the Israelites who came to the king asking for justice, and so he stole the hearts(A) of the people of Israel.

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Everyone lies(A) to their neighbor;
    they flatter with their lips
    but harbor deception in their hearts.(B)

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10 They say to the seers,(A)
    “See no more visions(B)!”
and to the prophets,
    “Give us no more visions of what is right!
Tell us pleasant things,(C)
    prophesy illusions.(D)

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I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments.(A)

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