LORD, I have so many persecutors! Many are rising up against me!
Right about then, Absalom and his entourage from the people of Israel entered Jerusalem, accompanied by Ahithophel.
So here's my advice: Muster everybody from one end of the country to the other! You'll have an army in number like the sand on the seashore! Then you'll go into battle!
Show forth your gracious love, save those who take refuge in you from those who rebel against your sovereign power.
"Brother will hand brother over for execution, and a father his child. Children will rebel against parents and have them put to death.
Sometime later, Absalom acquired a chariot equipped with horses and recruited 50 men to accompany him.