And Amnon was so vexed, that he fell sick for his sister Tamar; for she was
a virgin; and Amnon thought it hard for him to do any thing to her.
But Amnon had a friend, whose name was
Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother: and Jonadab was
a very subtil man.
And he said unto him, Why art
the king's son, lean from day to day? wilt thou not tell me? And Amnon said unto him, I love Tamar, my brother Absalom's sister.
And Jonadab said unto him, Lay thee down on thy bed, and make thyself sick: and when thy father cometh to see thee, say unto him, I pray thee, let my sister Tamar come, and give me meat, and dress the meat in my sight, that I may see it
, and eat it at her hand.
So Amnon lay down, and made himself sick: and when the king was come to see him, Amnon said unto the king, I pray thee, let Tamar my sister come, and make me a couple of cakes in my sight, that I may eat at her hand.
Then David sent home to Tamar, saying, Go now to thy brother Amnon's house, and dress him meat.
So Tamar went to her brother Amnon's house; and he was laid down. And she took flour, and kneaded it
, and made cakes in his sight, and did bake the cakes.