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Chapter 15 3
Absalom would say to him, “See, your claims are good and right, but there is no man designated by the king to hear you.” 4
Then Absalom would say, “Oh that I were judge in the land! Then every man with a dispute or cause might come to me, and I would give him justice.” 5
And whenever a man came near to pay homage to him, he would put out his hand and take hold of him and kiss him.