Joab tells Ahimaaz not to tell David of Absalom’s death
Ahimaaz wanted to bring the news of Absalom’s death to David, but Joab would not let him. Ahimaaz asked again, and went.
Key passages
2 Sa 18:19–23

Now Ahimaaz the son of Zadok said, “Please let me run and bring the good news to the king that Yahweh has vindicated him from the hand of his enemies.” Joab said to him, “You will not be a man bringing good news this day! You may bring good news on another day, but today you will not be bringing …