However the king said, "Let him turn to his own house, and let him not see my face." So Absalom turned to his own house and did not see the king's face. (2 Samuel 14:24)

Now in all Israel was no one as handsome as Absalom, so highly praised; from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head there was no defect in him. (2 Samuel 14:25)

When he cut the hair of his head (and it was at the end of every year that he cut it, for it was heavy on him so he cut it), he weighed the hair of his head at 200 shekels by the king's weight. (2 Samuel 14:26)

To Absalom there were born three sons, and one daughter whose name was Tamar; she was a woman of beautiful appearance. (2 Samuel 14:27)

Now Absalom lived two full years in Jerusalem, and did not see the king's face. (2 Samuel 14:28)

Then Absalom sent for Joab, to send him to the king, but he would not come to him. So he sent again a second time, but he would not come. (2 Samuel 14:29)

Therefore he said to his servants, "See, Joab's field is next to mine, and he has barley there; go and set it on fire." So Absalom's servants set the field on fire. (2 Samuel 14:30)

Then Joab arose, came to Absalom at his house and said to him, "Why have your servants set my field on fire?" (2 Samuel 14:31)

Absalom answered Joab, "Behold, I sent for you, saying, `Come here, that I may send you to the king, to say, "Why have I come from Geshur? It would be better for me still to be there."' Now therefore, let me see the king's face, and if there is iniquity in me, let him put me to death." (2 Samuel 14:32)

So when Joab came to the king and told him, he called for Absalom. Thus he came to the king and prostrated himself on his face to the ground before the king, and the king kissed Absalom. (2 Samuel 14:33)


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