So they returned to the city quietly that day like people come in when they are humiliated after fleeing in battle. But the king hid his face(A) and cried out at the top of his voice, “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 rescued your life and the lives of your sons and daughters, your wives, and your concubines.

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