2 The practices of Absalom to aspire to the kingdom. 14 David and his flee. 31 David’s prayer. 34 Hushai is sent to Absalom to discover his counsel. After this, Absalom prepared him chariots, and horses, and fifty men to run before him.
As time went on, Absalom took to riding in a horse-drawn chariot, with fifty men running in front of him. Early each morning he would take up his post beside the road at the city gate. When anyone showed up with a case to bring to the king for a decision, Absalom would call him over and say, “Where do you hail from?” And the answer would come, “Your servant is from one of the tribes of Israel.”
Therefore after these things, Absalom made a chariot to him, and (had) knights and fifty men, that should go before him. (And so after these things, Absalom got a chariot and horses for himself, and had fifty men who went before him.)
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