So they returned to the city quietly that day like troops come in when they are humiliated after fleeing in battle. But the king covered his face(A) and cried loudly, “My son Absalom! Absalom, my son, my son!”

Then Joab went into the house to the king and said, “Today you have shamed all your soldiers—those who saved your life as well as your sons, your wives, and your concubines—

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