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  • During his lifetime, Absalom had built a monument to himself in the King's Valley, for he had said, "I have no son to carry on my name." He named the monument after himself, and it is known as Absalom's Monument to this day. - 2 Samuel 18:18

  • Then Zadok's son Ahimaaz said, "Let me run to the king with the good news that the LORD has saved him from his enemy Absalom." - 2 Samuel 18:19

  • "What about young Absalom?" the king demanded. "Is he all right?" Ahimaaz replied, "When Joab told me to come, there was a lot of commotion. But I didn't know what was happening." - 2 Samuel 18:29

  • "What about young Absalom?" the king demanded. "Is he all right?" And the Cushite replied, "May all of your enemies, both now and in the future, be as that young man is!" - 2 Samuel 18:32

  • The king was overcome with emotion. He went up to his room over the gateway and burst into tears. And as he went, he cried, "O my son Absalom! My son, my son Absalom! If only I could have died instead of you! O Absalom, my son, my son." - 2 Samuel 18:33

  • Word soon reached Joab that the king was weeping and mourning for Absalom. - 2 Samuel 19:1

  • The king covered his face with his hands and kept on weeping, "O my son Absalom! O Absalom, my son, my son!" - 2 Samuel 19:4

  • You seem to love those who hate you and hate those who love you. You have made it clear today that we mean nothing to you. If Absalom had lived and all of us had died, you would be pleased. - 2 Samuel 19:6

  • So the king went out and sat at the city gate, and as the news spread throughout the city that he was there, everyone went to him. Meanwhile, the Israelites who supported Absalom had fled to their homes. - 2 Samuel 19:8

  • And throughout the tribes of Israel there was much discussion and argument going on. The people were saying, "The king saved us from our enemies, the Philistines, but Absalom chased him out of the country. - 2 Samuel 19:9

  • Now Absalom, whom we anointed to rule over us, is dead. Let's ask David to come back and be our king again." - 2 Samuel 19:10

  • Then David said to Abishai, "That troublemaker Sheba is going to hurt us more than Absalom did. Quick, take my troops and chase after him before he gets into a fortified city where we can't reach him." - 2 Samuel 20:6

  • Now his father, King David, had never disciplined him at any time, even by asking, "What are you doing?" Adonijah was a very handsome man and had been born next after Absalom. - 1 Kings 1:6

  • "Be kind to the sons of Barzillai of Gilead. Make them permanent guests of the king, for they took care of me when I fled from your brother Absalom. - 1 Kings 2:7

  • Although he had not followed Absalom earlier, Joab had also joined Adonijah's revolt. When Joab heard about Adonijah's death, he ran to the sacred tent of the LORD and caught hold of the horns of the altar. - 1 Kings 2:28

  • He reigned in Jerusalem three years. His mother was Maacah, the daughter of Absalom.*2 - 1 Kings 15:2

  • He reigned in Jerusalem forty-one years. His grandmother* was Maacah, the daughter of Absalom.5 - 1 Kings 15:10
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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