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said unto her, I pray thee, feign thyself to be a mourner, and put on
now mourning apparel, and anoint not thyself with oil, but be as a woman
that had a long time mourned for the dead:
SA2 14:3 And come to the king, and speak on this manner unto him. So
Joab put the words in her mouth.
SA2 14:4 And when the woman of Tekoah spake to the king, she fell on
her face to the ground, and did obeisance, and said, Help, O king.
SA2 14:5 And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she
answered, I am indeed a widow woman, and mine husband is dead.
SA2 14:6 And thy handmaid had two sons, and they two strove together in
the field, and there was none to part them, but the one smote the other,
King James Bible