2 Samuel 18:5
The king commanded Joab, Abishai, and Ittai, saying, Deal gently for my sake with the young man Absalom. And all the people heard when the king gave orders to all the commanders about Absalom.
1 Kings 1:6
David his father had never in his life displeased him by asking, Why have you done so? He was also a very attractive man and was born after Absalom.
He who pampers his servant from childhood will have him expecting the rights of a son afterward.
Will he make many supplications to you [begging to be spared]? Will he speak soft words to you [to coax you to treat him kindly]?