So David sent Tamar to the house saying, “Please go to the house of Amnon your brother and prepare some food for him.”
Jonadab replied to him, “Lie down on your bed and pretend to be sick. 1 When your father comes in to see you, say to him, ‘Please let my sister Tamar come in so she can fix some food for me. Let her prepare the food in my sight so I can watch. Then I will eat from her hand.’”
Then Amnon said to Tamar, “Bring the cakes into the bedroom; then I will eat from your hand.” So Tamar took the cakes that she had prepared and brought them to her brother Amnon in the bedroom.