II Samuel 3:2-3
“And unto David were sons born in Hebron: third born, Absalom the son
of Maacah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur;”
II Samuel 13:1, 14
“And it came to pass after this, that Absalom the son of David had a
fair sister, whose name was Tamar; and Amnon the son of David loved her.
Being stronger than she, he forced her, and lay with her.”
II Samuel 13:28-29
“Absalom commanded his servants, saying, smite Amnon(David’s first
born-II Samuel 3:2) And the servants of Absalom did unto Amnon as Absolom
II Samuel 13:34, 37-38
“Absalom fled and went to Talmai, the son of Ammihud, king of Geshur
and was there three years.”
II Samuel 13:37, 39
“David mourned for his son every day. And
the soul of king David longed to go forth unto Absalom: for he was
comforted concerning Amnon, seeing he was dead.”
II Samuel 14:21, 23
“And king David said unto Joab, Behold now, I have done this thing: go
therefore, bring the young man Absalom again.
So Joab arose and went to Geshur, and brought Absalom to
II Samuel 14:24
“And King David said, Let him turn to his own house, and let him not see my
face. So Absalom returned to
his own house, and saw not the king’s face.”
II Samuel 14:28-31,
“Absalom dwelt two full years in Jerusalem, and saw not the king’s
face. Therefore Absalom sent
for Joab, to have sent him to the king; but he would not come to him: and when
he sent again the second time, he would not come.
Therefore he said unto his servants, See, Joab’s field is near mine,
and he hath barely there; go and set it on fire.
And Absalom’s servants set the field on fire.
Then Joab arose, and came to Absalom unto his house, and said unto him, Wherefore have thy servants set the
fields on fire?”
II Samuel 14:32
“Absalom answered Joab, Behold, I sent unto thee, saying, Come hither,
that I may send thee to the king, to say, Wherefore am I come from Geshur?
It had been good for me to have been there still: now therefore let me
see the king’s face; and if there be any iniquity in me, let him kill me.”
II Samuel 14:33 “So Joab came to the king, and told him: and when he
had called for Absalom, he came to the king, and bowed himself on his
face to the ground before the king: and the king kissed Absalom.”
II Samuel 15:4-6 “Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made
judge in the land, that every man which hath any suit or cause might come unto
me, and I would do him justice! And
it was so, that when any man came night to him to do him obeisance, he put forth
his hand, and took him, and kissed him. And
on this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for
judgment: so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.”
II Samuel 15:7, 10, 12 “And it came to pass after forty years, that Absalom
said unto the king, I pray thee, let me go and pay my vow, which I have vowed
unto the Lord, in Hebron. But Absalom
sent spies throughout all the tribes of Israel saying, As soon as ye hear the
sound of the trumpet, then ye shall say, Absalom reigneth in Hebron.
And the conspiracy was strong: for the people increased continually with Absalom.”
II Samuel 15:13-14 “And there came a messenger to David, saying, the
hearts of the men of Israel are after Absalom. And David said unto all his servants that were with him at
Jerusalem, Arise, and let us flee; for we shall not else escape from Absalom:
make speed to depart, lest he overtake us suddenly, and bring evil upon us, and
smite the city with the edge of the sword.”
II Samuel 15:25-26, 30, 32 “And King David said unto Zadok, Carry back
the ark of God into the city: if I shall find favor in the eyes of the Lord, he
will bring me again, and shew me both it, and his habitation:
But if he thus say, I have no delight in thee; behold, here am I, let him
do to me as seemeth good unto him. And
David went up by the ascent of mount Olivet, and wept as he went up, and had his
head covered, and he went barefoot: And
it came to pass, that David was come to the top of the mount, where he
15. II Samuel 15:37
“Absalom came into Jerusalem.”
II Samuel 16:5-8 “A man of the family of the house of Saul, whose name
was Shimei: he came forth and cursed still as he came. And he cast stones at David.
And thus saith Shimei: The Lord hath returned upon thee all the blood of
the house of Saul, in whose stead thou hast reigned: and the Lord hath delivered
the kingdom into the hand of Absalom thy son: and, behold, thou art taken
in thy mischief, because thou art a bloody man.”
II Samuel 16:9-12 “Then said Abishai the son of Zeruiah unto the king,
Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king?
Let me go over, I pray thee, and take off his head.
And the king said, What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zerulah?
So let him curse, because the Lord hath said unto him, Curse David.
Who shall then say, Wherefore hast thou done so?
And David said to Abishai, and to all his servants, Behold, my son, which
came forth of my bowels, seeketh my life: how much more now may this Benjamite
do it? Let him alone, and let him curse; for the Lord hath bidden
him. It may be that the Lord will
look on mine affliction, and that the Lord will requite me good for his cursing
II Samuel 17:1-2, 4, 14 “Hushai said, Therefore I counsel that all
Israel be generally gathered unto thee, from Dan even to Beersheba, as the sand
that is by the sea for multitude; and that thou go to battle in thine own
person. And Absalom and all
the men of Israel said, The counsel of Hushai of Archite is better.”
II Samuel 18:5-7 “King David commanded Joab, Abishai and Ittai, saying,
deal gently for my sake with the young man, even with Absalom.
So the people went into the field against Israel: and the battle was in
the wood of Ephraim; Where the people of Israel were slain before the servants
of David and there was there a great slaughter that day of twenty thousand
II Samuel 18:9-10, 14-15, 19-20 “And Absalom met the servants of
David. And Absalom rode upon
a mule, and the mule went under the thick boughs of a great oak, and his head
caught hold of the oak, and he was taken up between the heaven and the earth;
and the mule that was under him went away.
Joab took three darts in his hand, and thrust them through the heart of Absalom,
while he was yet alive in the midst of the oak. And ten young men that bare Joab’s armor compassed about
and smote Absalom, and slew him. The
Lord hath avenged king David of his enemies, the king’s son is dead.”
II Samuel 18:32-33 “And the king said, Is the young man Absalom
safe? And Cushi answered, The
enemies of my lord the king, and all that rise against thee to do thee hurt, be
as that young man is. And the king
was much moved and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept: and as he
went thus he said, O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom!
Would God I had died for thee. O Absalom, my son, my son!
Psalm 3:1-8 (A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his
son.)“Lord, how are they increased that trouble me!
Many are they that rise up against me.
Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God.
Selah. But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the
lifter up of mine head. I cried
unto the Lord with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah. I laid me
down and slept; I awaked: for the Lord sustained me.
I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have se themselves
against me round about. Arise, O
Lord’ save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek
bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.
Salvation belongeth unto thee Lord: Thy blessing is upon thy people.