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So the victory of that day was turned to mourning as far as all the people were concerned. For the people heard on that day, “The king is grieved over his son.” That day the people stole away to go to the city the way people who are embarrassed steal away in fleeing from battle. The king covered his face and cried out loudly,[a] “My son, Absalom! Absalom, my son, my son!”

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  1. 2 Samuel 19:4 tn Heb “with a great voice.”

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