Amnon

Amnon

 
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  • These were the sons who were born to David in Hebron: The oldest was Amnon, whose mother was Ahinoam of Jezreel. - 2 Samuel 3:2


  • David's son Absalom had a beautiful sister named Tamar. And Amnon, her half brother, fell desperately in love with her. - 2 Samuel 13:1


  • Amnon became so obsessed with Tamar that he became ill. She was a virgin, and it seemed impossible that he could ever fulfill his love for her. - 2 Samuel 13:2


  • Now Amnon had a very crafty friend--his cousin Jonadab. He was the son of David's brother Shimea.*1 - 2 Samuel 13:3


  • One day Jonadab said to Amnon, "What's the trouble? Why should the son of a king look so dejected morning after morning?" So Amnon told him, "I am in love with Tamar, Absalom's sister." - 2 Samuel 13:4


  • So Amnon pretended to be sick. And when the king came to see him, Amnon asked him, "Please let Tamar come to take care of me and cook something for me to eat." - 2 Samuel 13:6


  • So David agreed and sent Tamar to Amnon's house to prepare some food for him. - 2 Samuel 13:7


  • When Tamar arrived at Amnon's house, she went to the room where he was lying down so he could watch her mix some dough. Then she baked some special bread for him. - 2 Samuel 13:8


  • But when she set the serving tray before him, he refused to eat. "Everyone get out of here," Amnon told his servants. So they all left. - 2 Samuel 13:9


  • But Amnon wouldn't listen to her, and since he was stronger than she was, he raped her. - 2 Samuel 13:14


  • Then suddenly Amnon's love turned to hate, and he hated her even more than he had loved her. "Get out of here!" he snarled at her. - 2 Samuel 13:15


  • "No, no!" Tamar cried. "To reject me now is a greater wrong than what you have already done to me." But Amnon wouldn't listen to her. - 2 Samuel 13:16


  • Her brother Absalom saw her and asked, "Is it true that Amnon has been with you? Well, don't be so upset. Since he's your brother anyway, don't worry about it." So Tamar lived as a desolate woman in Absalom's house. - 2 Samuel 13:20


  • And though Absalom never spoke to Amnon about it, he hated Amnon deeply because of what he had done to his sister. - 2 Samuel 13:22


  • "Well, then," Absalom said, "if you can't come, how about sending my brother Amnon instead?" "Why Amnon?" the king asked. - 2 Samuel 13:26
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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