kjv@2Samuel:13:1@ And it came to pass after this, that Absalom the son of David had a fair sister, whose name was Tamar; and Amnon the son of David loved her.
kjv@2Samuel:13:2@ 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.
kjv@2Samuel:13:3@ But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother: and Jonadab was a very subtil man.
kjv@2Samuel:13:4@ And he said unto him, Why art thou, being 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.
kjv@2Samuel:13:5@ 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.
kjv@2Samuel:13:6@ 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.
kjv@2Samuel:13:7@ Then David sent home to Tamar, saying, Go now to thy brother Amnon's house, and dress him meat.
kjv@2Samuel:13:8@ 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.
kjv@2Samuel:13:9@ And she took a pan, and poured them out before him; but he refused to eat. And Amnon said, Have out all men from me. And they went out every man from him.
kjv@2Samuel:13:10@ And Amnon said unto Tamar, Bring the meat into the chamber, that I may eat of thine hand. And Tamar took the cakes which she had made, and brought them into the chamber to Amnon her brother.
kjv@2Samuel:13:11@ And when she had brought them unto him to eat, he took hold of her, and said unto her, Come lie with me, my sister.
kjv@2Samuel:13:12@ And she answered him, Nay, my brother, do not force me; for no such thing ought to be done in Israel: do not thou this folly.
kjv@2Samuel:13:13@ And I, whither shall I cause my shame to go? and as for thee, thou shalt be as one of the fools in Israel. Now therefore, I pray thee, speak unto the king; for he will not withhold me from thee.
kjv@2Samuel:13:14@ Howbeit he would not hearken unto her voice: but, being stronger than she, forced her, and lay with her.
kjv@2Samuel:13:15@ Then Amnon hated her exceedingly; so that the hatred wherewith he hated her was greater than the love wherewith he had loved her. And Amnon said unto her, Arise, be gone.
kjv@2Samuel:13:16@ And she said unto him, There is no cause: this evil in sending me away is greater than the other that thou didst unto me. But he would not hearken unto her.
kjv@2Samuel:13:17@ Then he called his servant that ministered unto him, and said, Put now this woman out from me, and bolt the door after her.
kjv@2Samuel:13:18@ And she had a garment of divers colours upon her: for with such robes were the king's daughters that were virgins apparelled. Then his servant brought her out, and bolted the door after her.
kjv@2Samuel:13:19@ And Tamar put ashes on her head, and rent her garment of divers colours that was on her, and laid her hand on her head, and went on crying.
kjv@2Samuel:13:20@ And Absalom her brother said unto her, Hath Amnon thy brother been with thee? but hold now thy peace, my sister: he is thy brother; regard not this thing. So Tamar remained desolate in her brother Absalom's house.