13. And there came a messenger to David, saying, The hearts of the men of Israel are after Absalom.
14. And David said unto all his servants that were with him at Jerusalem, Arise, and let us flee; for we shall not else escape from Absalom: make speed to depart, lest he overtake us suddenly, and bring evil upon us, and smite the city with the edge of the sword.
15. And the king's servants said unto the king, Behold, thy servants are ready to do whatsoever my lord the king shall appoint.
16. And the king went forth, and all his household after him. And the king left ten women, which were concubines, to keep the house.