2 Samuel 18:10
“And a certaine man saw it, and told Ioab, and said, Behold, I saw Absalom hanged in an Oke.”
King James Version (KJV)
2 Samuel 18:10
7. Where the people of Israel were slaine before the seruants of Dauid, and there was there a great slaughter that day of twenty thousand men. 8. For the battell was there scattered ouer the face of all the countrey: and the wood deuoured more people that day, then the sword deuoured. 9. ¶ And Absalom met the seruants of Dauid; and Absalom rode vpon a mule, and the mule went vnder the thicke boughs of a great Oke, and his head caught hold of the Oke, and hee was taken vp betweene the heauen and the earth, and the mule that was vnder him, went away. 10. And a certaine man saw it, and told Ioab, and said, Behold, I saw Absalom hanged in an Oke. 11. And Ioab said vnto the man that told him, And behold, thou sawest him, and why didst thou not smite him there to the ground, and I would haue giuen thee tenne shekels of siluer, and a girdle? 12. And the man saide vnto Ioab, Though I should receiue a thousand shekels of siluer in mine hand, yet would I not put foorth mine hand against the Kings sonne: for in our hearing the King charged thee, and Abishai, and Ittai, saying, Beware that none touch the yong man Absalom. 13. Otherwyse, I should haue wrought falshood against mine owne life: for there is no matter hid from the King, and thou thy selfe wouldest haue set thy selfe against me.