2 Samuel 18:5

And the king commanded Joab and Abishai and Ittai, saying, Deal gently for my sake with the young man, even with Absalom. And all the people heard when the king gave all the captains the charge concerning Absalom.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Save me: do not hurt, ver. 12. St. Augustine (Doct. iii. 23.) concludes, that David wished to allow his son time for repentance. (Menochius) He seems to have been sure of victory. (Abulensis)

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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