2Sa:13:5: And Jonadab said unto him, Lay thee down on thy bed, and make thyself sick: and when thy father cometh to see thee, say unto him, I pray thee, let my sister Tamar come, and give me meat, and dress the meat in my sight, that I may see it, and eat it at her hand.
2Sa:13:6: So Amnon lay down, and made himself sick: and when the king was come to see him, Amnon said unto the king, I pray thee, let Tamar my sister come, and make me a couple of cakes in my sight, that I may eat at her hand.
2Sa:13:7: Then David sent home to Tamar, saying, Go now to thy brother Amnonís house, and dress him meat.
2Sa:13:8: So Tamar went to her brother Amnonís house; and he was laid down.  And she took flour, and kneaded it, and made cakes in his sight, and did bake the cakes.
2Sa:13:9: And she took a pan, and poured them out before him; but he refused to eat.  And Amnon said, Have out all men from me.  And they went out every man from him.
2Sa:13:10: And Amnon said unto Tamar, Bring the meat into the chamber, that I may eat of thine hand.  And Tamar took the cakes which she had made, and brought them into the chamber to Amnon her brother.
2Sa:13:11: And when she had brought them unto him to eat, he took hold of her, and said unto her, Come lie with me, my sister.
2Sa:13:12: And she answered him, Nay, my brother, do not force me; for no such thing ought to be done in Israel: do not thou this folly.
2Sa:13:13: And I, whither shall I cause my shame to go?  and as for thee, thou shalt be as one of the fools in Israel.  Now therefore, I pray thee, speak unto the king; for he will not withhold me from thee.
2Sa:13:14: Howbeit he would not hearken unto her voice: but, being stronger than she, forced her, and lay with her.
2Sa:13:15: Then Amnon hated her exceedingly; so that the hatred wherewith he hated her was greater than the love wherewith he had loved her.  And Amnon said unto her, Arise, be gone.
2Sa:13:16: And she said unto him, There is no cause: this evil in sending me away is greater than the other that thou didst unto me.  But he would not hearken unto her.
2Sa:13:17: Then he called his servant that ministered unto him, and said, Put now this woman out from me, and bolt the door after her.
2Sa:13:18: And she had a garment of divers colours upon her: for with such robes were the kingís daughters that were virgins apparelled.  Then his servant brought her out, and bolted the door after her.
2Sa:13:19: And Tamar put ashes on her head, and rent her garment of divers colours that was on her, and laid her hand on her head, and went on crying.
2Sa:13:20: And Absalom her brother said unto her, Hath Amnon thy brother been with thee?  but hold now thy peace, my sister: he is thy brother; regard not this thing.  So Tamar remained desolate in her brother Absalomís house.
2Sa:13:21: But when king David heard of all these things, he was very wroth.
2Sa:13:22: And Absalom spake unto his brother Amnon neither good nor bad: for Absalom hated Amnon, because he had forced his sister Tamar.
2Sa:13:23: And it came to pass after two full years, that Absalom had sheepshearers in Baal-hazor, which is beside Ephraim: and Absalom invited all the kingís sons.
2Sa:13:24: And Absalom came to the king, and said, Behold now, thy servant hath sheepshearers; let the king, I beseech thee, and his servants go with thy servant.
2Sa:13:25: And the king said to Absalom, Nay, my son, let us not all now go, lest we be chargeable unto thee.  And he pressed him: howbeit he would not go, but blessed him.
2Sa:13:26: Then said Absalom, If not, I pray thee, let my brother Amnon go with us.  And the king said unto him, Why should he go with thee?


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