Chapter 13 of the Book Of 2 Kings
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11 And when she had presented him the meat, he took hold of her, and said: Come lie with me, my sister. 12 She answered him: Do not so, my brother, do not force me: for no such thing must be done in Israel. Do not thou this folly. 13 For I shall not be able to bear my shame, and thou shalt be as one of the fools in Israel: but rather speak to the king, and he will not deny me to thee. 14 But he would not hearken to her prayers, but being stronger overpowered her and lay with her. 15 Then Amnon hated her with an exceeding great hatred: so that the hatred wherewith he hated her was greater than the love with which he had loved her before, And Amnon said to her: Arise, and get thee gone.
16 She answered him: This evil which now thou dost against me, in driving me away, is greater than that which thou didst before. And he would not hearken to her: 17 But calling the servants that ministered to him, he said: Thrust this woman out from me: and shut the door after her. 18 And she was clothed with along robe: for the king's daughters that were virgins, used such kind of garments. Then his servant thrust her out: and shut the door after her. 19 And she put ashes on her head, and rent her long robe and laid her hands upon her head, and went on crying. 20 And Absalom her brother said to her: Hath thy brother Amnon lain with thee? but now, sister, hold thy peace, he is thy brother: and afflict not thy heart for this thing. So Thamar remained pining away in the house of Absalom her brother.