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So Joab came to the king, and told him: and when he had called for Absalom, he came to the king, and bowed himself on his face to the ground before the king: and the king kissed Absalom.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

14:33 kissed Absalom. This kiss was a formal indicator of reconciliation. However, it seems that neither forgave the other—David for the loss of his firstborn son, Absalom because David had done nothing about the rape of his sister. This unforgiving and unrepentant attitude would soon lead to open rebellion and warfare.

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