Bible Society of South Africa

Healing the hurt of rape and abuse – Day 5

Sexual abuse tears families apart

Bible text(s)

32But Jonadab, the son of David's brother Shammah, said, “Your Majesty, they haven't killed all your sons. Only Amnon is dead. You could tell by looking at Absalom that he had made up his mind to do this from the time that Amnon raped his sister Tamar.

2 Samuel 13:32GNBOpen in Bible reader

20When her brother Absalom saw her, he asked, “Has Amnon molested you? Please, sister, don't let it upset you so much. He is your half-brother, so don't tell anyone about it.” So Tamar lived in Absalom's house, sad and lonely.

2 Samuel 13:20GNBOpen in Bible reader

When King David heard what had happened, he was furious. And Absalom hated Amnon so much that, … On the day that Amnon raped Tamar, Absalom decided to kill him.

Tamar soon moved into Absalom’s house, but she was always sad and lonely.

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