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Absalom Makes Many Friends

15 After this, Absalom got a chariot and horses for himself. He had 50 men run in front of him while he drove the chariot. Absalom would get up early and stand near the gate.[a] He would watch for anyone with problems who was going to King David for judgment. Then Absalom would talk to them and say, “What city are you from?” They would say they were from such and such tribe in Israel.

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  1. 2 Samuel 15:2 gate This was where people came to do all of their business. This was also where many court cases were held.

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