27 Next to them, the men of Tekoa(A) repaired another section, from the great projecting tower(B) to the wall of Ophel.

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So Joab sent someone to Tekoa(A) and had a wise woman(B) brought from there. He said to her, “Pretend you are in mourning. Dress in mourning clothes, and don’t use any cosmetic lotions.(C) Act like a woman who has spent many days grieving for the dead.

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