2 Samuel 14:2
14:2 So Joab sent to Tekoa and brought from there a wise woman. He told her, “Pretend to be in mourning2 and put on garments for mourning. Don’t anoint yourself with oil. Instead, act like a woman who has been mourning for the dead for some time.3
tn The Hebrew Hitpael verbal form here indicates pretended rather than genuine action.
tn Heb “these many days.”