16 Then the king set out, and his entire household followed him. But he left behind 10 concubines to take care of the palace.

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21 Ahithophel replied to Absalom, “Sleep with your father’s concubines he left to take care of the palace.(A) When all Israel hears that you have become repulsive to your father, everyone with you will be encouraged.” 22 So they pitched a tent for Absalom on the roof, and he slept with his father’s concubines in the sight of all Israel.(B)

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