Absalom, by fair speeches and courtesies, stealeth the hearts of Israel. Under pretence of a vow he obtaineth leave to go to Hebron. He maketh there a great conspiracy. David upon the news fleeth from Jerusalem. Ittai would not leave him. Zadok and Abiathar are sent back with the Ark. David and his company go up mount Olivet weeping. He curseth Ahithophel's counsel. Hushai is sent back with instructions.