Then Absalom said to Ahithophel, “Give us your counsel; what shall we do?”
Ahithophel said to Absalom, “Go in to your father’s concubines, the ones he has left to look after the house; and all Israel will hear that you have made yourself odious to your father, and the hands of all who are with you will be strengthened.”
So they pitched a tent for Absalom upon the roof; and Absalom went in to his father’s concubines in the sight of all Israel. …
David came to his house at Jerusalem; and the king took the ten concubines whom he had left to look after the house, and put them in a house under guard, and provided for them, but did not go in to them. So they were shut up until the day of their death, living as if in widowhood.