15 Now it came about after this that Absalom provided for himself a chariot and horses and fifty men as runners before him.2 Absalom used to rise early and stand beside the way to the gate; and when any man had a suit to come to the king for judgment, Absalom would call to him and say, “From what city are you?” And he would say, “Your servant is from one of the tribes of Israel.”3 Then Absalom would say to him, “See, your [a]claims are good and right, but no man listens to you on the part of the king.”4 Moreover, Absalom would say, “Oh that one would appoint me judge in the land, then every man who has any suit or cause could come to me and I would give him justice.”5 And when a man came near to prostrate himself before him, he would put out his hand and take hold of him and kiss him.6 In this manner Absalom dealt with all Israel who came to the king for judgment; so Absalom stole away the hearts of the men of Israel.
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