And Joab, son of Zeruiah, perceived that the heart of the king was towards Absolom.
And the spirit of the king pined to go forth unto Absolom, - for he had consoled himself over Amnon, in that he was dead.
Now there were there, three sons of Zeruiah, Joab, and Abishai, and Asahel, - and, Asahel, was light of foot as a wild gazelle.
Then was the king deeply moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept, - and, thus, he said as he went - O my son Absolom, my son - my son - Absolom! could, I, but have died in thy stead, O Absolom, my son - my son!
So the victory, on that day, was turned into mourning, with all the people, - for the people heard, on that day, saying, The king is distressed for his son.
But, the king, muffled his face, and the king made outcry, with a loud voice, - O my son Absolom, O Absolom, my son, my son!
And, their sisters, were Zeruiah and Abigail, - and, the sons of Zeruiah, Abishai and Joab and Asahel, three,