“Indeed, the Lord will call you back like a wife who has been abandoned and suffers from depression, 1 like a young wife when she has been rejected,” says your God.
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