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Chapter 14 8
Then the king said to the woman, “Go to your house, and I will give orders concerning you.” 9
And the woman of Tekoa said to the king, “On me be the guilt, my lord the king, and on my father’s house; let the king and his throne be guiltless.” 10
The king said, “If anyone says anything to you, bring him to me, and he shall never touch you again.” 11
Then she said, “Please let the king invoke the LORD your God, that the avenger of blood kill no more, and my son be not destroyed.” He said, “As the LORD lives, not one hair of your son shall fall to the ground.” 12
Then the woman said, “Please let your servant speak a word to my lord the king.” He said, “Speak.” 13
And the woman said, “Why then have you planned such a thing against the people of God? For in giving this decision the king convicts himself, inasmuch as the king does not bring his banished one home again.