Then said Absalom, If not, I pray you, let my brother Amnon go with us. And the king said unto him, Why should he go with you?
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George Leo Haydock
Amnon. He mentions him as the eldest, and that David might suppose that they were perfectly reconciled. (Calmet)
The unhappy father seems for a long time to have expressed a reluctance and foreboding. (Haydock)