Truly the sword would not depart from the house of David.
Absalom had Amnon killed.
Watch David’s response…
2 Sa 13:34-39
Now Absalom had fled. And the young man who was the watchman raised his eyes and looked, and behold, many people were coming from the road behind him by the side of the mountain.
Jonadab said to the king,
“Behold, the king’s sons have come; according to your servant’s word, so it happened.”
As soon as he had finished speaking, behold, the king’s sons came and lifted their voices and wept; and also the king and all his servants wept very bitterly.
Now Absalom fled and went to Talmai the son of Ammihud, the king of Geshur.
And David mourned for his son every day.
So Absalom had fled and gone to Geshur, and was there three years.
The heart of King David longed to go out to Absalom;
for he was comforted concerning Amnon, since he was dead.
He knew he was trouble.
Murder will do that.
The king’s other sons returned.
They all wept together.
They wept bitterly.
At the loss of one of their own by one of their own.
Absalom sought refuge with Talmia in Geshur.
David mourned his son every day.
David was comforted concerning Amnon because Amnon was dead.
Amnon deserved judgment.
Apparently David considered the execution just.
But, David longed for Absalom.
His heart longed for his son.
The heart of the father for a rebellious son…