9 And the king said unto him, Go in peace. So he arose, and went to Hebron.
9 The king said to him, "Go in peace." So he went to Hebron.
9 The king said to him, "Go in peace." So he arose and went to Hebron.
9 The king said, "Go with my blessing." And he got up and set off for Hebron.
9 And the king said to him, "Go in peace." So he arose and went to Hebron.
9 "All right," the king told him. "Go and fulfill your vow." So Absalom went to Hebron.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:9
Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:7-12
(Read 2 Samuel 15:7-12)
See how willing tender parents are to believe the best concerning their children. But how easy and how wicked is it, for children to take advantage of good parents, and to deceive them with the show of religion! The principal men of Jerusalem joined Absalom's feast upon his sacrifice. Pious persons are glad to see others appear religious, and this gives occasion for deceptions. The policy of wicked men, and the subtlety of Satan, are exerted to draw good persons to countenance base designs.