But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of (A)Shimeah, David's brother. And Jonadab was a very crafty man. And he said to him, “O son of the king, why are you so haggard morning after morning? Will you not tell me?” Amnon said to him, “I love Tamar, my brother Absalom's sister.” Jonadab said to him, “Lie down on your bed and pretend to be ill. And when your father comes to see you, say to him, ‘Let my sister Tamar come and give me bread to eat, and prepare the food in my sight, that I may see it and eat it from her hand.’” So Amnon lay down and pretended to be ill. And when the king came to see him, Amnon said to the king, “Please let my sister Tamar come and (B)make a couple of cakes in my sight, that I may eat from her hand.”

Read full chapter

Bible Gateway Recommends

Psalms, ESV Illuminated Scripture Journal
Psalms, ESV Illuminated Scripture Journal
Retail: $14.99
Our Price: $8.99
Save: $6.00 (40%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
ESV Archaeology Study Bible, Black Genuine Leather
ESV Archaeology Study Bible, Black Genuine Leather
Retail: $99.99
Our Price: $49.99
Save: $50.00 (50%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
ESV MacArthur Study Bible, 2nd Edition--soft leather-look, brown
ESV MacArthur Study Bible, 2nd Edition--soft leather-look, brown
Retail: $79.99
Our Price: $47.99
Save: $32.00 (40%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
ESV Women's Study Bible--soft leather-look, teal
ESV Women's Study Bible--soft leather-look, teal
Retail: $69.99
Our Price: $34.99
Save: $35.00 (50%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
ESV Study Bible, Black Genuine  Leather with Thumb Index
ESV Study Bible, Black Genuine Leather with Thumb Index
Retail: $119.99
Our Price: $57.99
Save: $62.00 (52%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars