12 After a long time Judah’s wife, the daughter of Shua,(A) died. When Judah had recovered from his grief, he went up to Timnah,(B) to the men who were shearing his sheep,(C) and his friend Hirah the Adullamite(D) went with him.

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13 When Tamar(A) was told, “Your father-in-law is on his way to Timnah to shear his sheep,”(B)

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A certain man in Maon,(A) who had property there at Carmel, was very wealthy.(B) He had a thousand goats and three thousand sheep, which he was shearing(C) in Carmel.

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While David was in the wilderness, he heard that Nabal was shearing sheep.

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“‘Now I hear that it is sheep-shearing time. When your shepherds were with us, we did not mistreat(A) them, and the whole time they were at Carmel nothing of theirs was missing.

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Absalom Kills Amnon

23 Two years later, when Absalom’s sheepshearers(A) were at Baal Hazor near the border of Ephraim, he invited all the king’s sons to come there.

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