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26 Whenever he cut his hair —he cut it at the end of every year, because it grew thick on his head,[a] which is why he cut it—his hair weighed in at 200 shekels[b] measured by the royal standard.[c] 27 Absalom fathered three sons and one daughter, whom he named Tamar. She was a beautiful woman, both in form and appearance.

28 Meanwhile, Absalom lived in Jerusalem for two years, but never saw the king’s face.

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  1. 2 Samuel 14:26 Lit. grew heavy on him
  2. 2 Samuel 14:26 I.e. about five pounds at 0.4 shekels per ounce
  3. 2 Samuel 14:26 Lit. the king’s weight

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