And the people went that day into the city [a]secretly, as people confounded hide themselves when they flee in battle.

So the King [b]hid his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, My son Absalom, Absalom my son, my son.

¶ Then Joab came into the [c]house to the King, and said, Thou hast shamed this day the faces of all thy servants, which this day have saved thy life, and the lives of thy sons, and of thy daughters, and the lives of thy wives, and the lives of thy concubines,

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  1. 2 Samuel 19:3 Or, by stealth.
  2. 2 Samuel 19:4 As they do that mourn.
  3. 2 Samuel 19:5 At Mahanaim.

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