Then Absalom said, “If not, please let my brother Amnon go with us.”

And the king said to him, “Why should he go with you?” Bible

“Why should he go with you?” David knew Absalom and Amnon were at odds, and in fact Absalom was not speaking with Amnon (2 Sam. 13:22). The Bible does not tell us what Absalom said to convince David, but we might guess that perhaps Absalom said that being at a feast together might help heal the rift between the two men. In any case, David agreed to let Amnon go.

Commentary for: 2 Samuel 13:26