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SA2 19:11 And king David sent to Zadok and to Abiathar the priests,
saying, Speak unto the elders of Judah, saying, Why are ye the last to
bring the king back to his house? seeing the speech of all Israel is
come to the king, even to his house.
SA2 19:12 Ye are my brethren, ye are my bones and my flesh: wherefore
then are ye the last to bring back the king?
SA2 19:13 And say ye to Amasa, Art thou not of my bone, and of my
flesh? God do so to me, and more also, if thou be not captain of the
host before me continually in the room of Joab.
SA2 19:14 And he bowed the heart of all the men of Judah, even as the
heart of one man; so that they sent this word unto the king, Return
King James Bible