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2 Samuel 14:2

14:2 So Joab sent to Tekoa and brought from there a wise woman. He told her, “Pretend to be in mourning 1  and put on garments for mourning. Don’t anoint yourself with oil. Instead, act like a woman who has been mourning for the dead for some time. 2 

2 Samuel 14:5

14:5 The king replied to her, “What do you want?” 3  She answered, “I am a widow; my husband is dead.

1 tn The Hebrew Hitpael verbal form here indicates pretended rather than genuine action.

2 tn Heb “these many days.”

3 tn Heb “What to you?”

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