And unto Absalom there were born three sons, and one daughter, whose name was Tamar; she was a woman of a fair countenance.
And Absalom dwelt two full years in Jerusalem; and he saw not the kings face.
Then Absalom sent for Joab, to send him to the king; but he would not come to him; and he sent again a second time, but he would not come.
Therefore he said unto his servants: 'See, Joab's field is near mine, and he hath barley there; go and set it on fire.' And Absalom's servants set the field on fire.
Then Joab arose, and came to Absalom unto his house, and said unto him: 'Wherefore have thy servants set my field on fire?'
And Absalom answered Joab: 'Behold, I sent unto thee, saying: Come hither, that I may send thee to the king, to say: Wherefore am I come from Geshur? it were better for me to be there still; now therefore let me see the king's face; and if there be iniquity in me, let him kill me.'
So Joab came to the king, and told him; and when he had called for Absalom, he came to the king, and bowed himself on his face to the ground before the king; and the king kissed Absalom.