Then Absalom sent for Joab to send him to the king, but he would not come to him. So he sent again, a second time, but he would not come. Bible see other translations

“he would not come.” That is, Joab would not come to see Absalom, which is surprising since it was Joab who wanted Absalom back in Jerusalem. He no doubt knew what Absalom wanted, and perhaps did not want to get involved.

Commentary for: 2 Samuel 14:29