Summary: As David makes his trek to safer territory, he is met by various people trying to take advantage of the situation. Back in Jerusalem, Absalom follows some reprehensible advice that Ahithophel gives him. Read from the World English Bible.
Why I read from the World English Bible
I read from the 2016 edition, linked to by the image below:
There is also a 2019 edition:
Links to Reading 1 and 2 Samuel