Joab Rebukes David
And Joab was told, "Behold, the king is weeping and a mourning for Absalom."
So the victory that day was turned into b mourning for all the people. For the people heard it said that day, "The king is grieved for his son."
And the people stole back c into the city that day, as people who are ashamed steal away when they flee in battle.
But the king d covered his face, and the king cried out with a loud voice, e "O my son Absalom! O Absalom, my son, my son!"
Then f Joab came into the house to the king, and said, "Today you have disgraced all your servants who today have saved your life, the lives of your sons and daughters, the lives of your wives and the lives of your concubines,
"in that you love your enemies and hate your friends. For you have declared today that you regard neither princes nor servants; for today I perceive that if Absalom had lived and all of us had died today, then it would have pleased you well.
"Now therefore, arise, go out and speak comfort to your servants. For I swear by the LORD, if you do not go out, not one will stay with you this night. And that will be worse for you than all the evil that has befallen you from your youth until now."
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
2 Samuel 19:4
But the king covered his face, and the king cried out with a loud voice, "O my son Absalom! O Absalom, my son, my son!
Judah mourns, And her gates languish; They mourn for the land, And the cry of Jerusalem has gone up.
And in every province where the king's command and decree arrived, there was great mourning among the Jews, with fasting, weeping, and wailing; and many lay in sackcloth and ashes.
2 Samuel 17:24
Then David went to Mahanaim. And Absalom crossed over the Jordan, he and all the men of Israel with him.
2 Samuel 17:27
Now it happened, when David had come to Mahanaim, that Shobi the son of Nahash from Rabbah of the people of Ammon, Machir the son of Ammiel from Lo Debar, and Barzillai the Gileadite from Rogelim.
2 Samuel 19:32
Now Barzillai was a very aged man, eighty years old. And he had provided the king with supplies while he stayed at Mahanaim, for he was a very rich man.
2 Samuel 15:30
So David went up by the Ascent of the Mount of Olives, and wept as he went up; and he had his head covered and went barefoot. And all the people who were with him covered their heads and went up, weeping as they went up.
2 Samuel 18:33
Then the king was deeply moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept. And as he went, he said thus: "O my son Absalom - my son, my son Absalom - if only I had died in your place! O Absalom my son, my son!