14:21 Then the king said to Joab, “All right! I 1 will do this thing! Go and bring back the young man Absalom! 14:22 Then Joab bowed down with his face toward the ground and thanked 2 the king. Joab said, “Today your servant knows that I have found favor in your sight, my lord the king, because the king has granted the request of your 3 servant!”
14:23 So Joab got up and went to Geshur and brought Absalom back to Jerusalem. 4 14:24 But the king said, “Let him go over 5 to his own house. He may not see my face.” So Absalom went over 6 to his own house; he did not see the king’s face.
1 tc Many medieval Hebrew
2 tn Heb “blessed.”
3 tc The present translation reads with the Qere “your” rather than the MT “his.”
5 tn Heb “turn aside.”
6 tn Heb “turned aside.”