2 Samuel 18:8
“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.”
King James Version (KJV)
2 Samuel 18:8
5. And the king commanded Ioab, and Abishai, and Ittai, saying, Deale gently for my sake with the yong man, euen with Absalom. And all the people heard when the king gaue all the captaines charge concerning Absalom. 6. ¶ So the people went out into the field against Israel: and the battell was in the wood of Ephraim, 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?