2 Samuel 14:26-28
New English Translation
26 When he would shave his head—at the end of every year he used to shave his head, for it grew too long[a] and he would shave it—he used to weigh the hair of his head at three pounds[b] according to the king’s weight. 27 Absalom had[c] three sons and one daughter, whose name was Tamar. She was a very attractive woman.[d]
28 Absalom lived in Jerusalem for two years without seeing the king’s face.Read full chapter
- 2 Samuel 14:26 tn Heb “for it was heavy upon him.”
- 2 Samuel 14:26 tn Heb “two hundred shekels.” The modern equivalent would be about three pounds (1.4 kg).
- 2 Samuel 14:27 tn Heb “and there were born.”
- 2 Samuel 14:27 tc The LXX adds here the following words: “And she became a wife to Rehoboam the son of Solomon and bore to him Abia.”