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 2 Samuel 16:15 - 17:23
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   Book of 2 Samuel
   Chapter 16
16:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Meanwhile, Absalom and all the men of Israel came to Jerusalem, and Ahithophel was with him.
 
16:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Hushai the Arkite, David's friend, went to Absalom and said to him, "Long live the king! Long live the king!"
 
16:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Absalom asked Hushai, "Is this the love you show your friend? Why didn't you go with your friend?"
 
16:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Hushai said to Absalom, "No, the one chosen by the LORD, by these people, and by all the men of Israel - his I will be, and I will remain with him.
 
16:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Furthermore, whom should I serve? Should I not serve the son? Just as I served your father, so I will serve you."
 
16:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Absalom said to Ahithophel, "Give us your advice. What should we do?"
 
16:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Ahithophel answered, "Lie with your father's concubines whom he left to take care of the palace. Then all Israel will hear that you have made yourself a stench in your father's nostrils, and the hands of everyone with you will be strengthened."
 
16:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So they pitched a tent for Absalom on the roof, and he lay with his father's concubines in the sight of all Israel.
 
16:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now in those days the advice Ahithophel gave was like that of one who inquires of God. That was how both David and Absalom regarded all of Ahithophel's advice.
 
   Chapter 17
17:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Ahithophel said to Absalom, "I would F46 choose twelve thousand men and set out tonight in pursuit of David.
 
17:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
I would F47 attack him while he is weary and weak. I would F48 strike him with terror, and then all the people with him will flee. I would F49 strike down only the king
 
17:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
and bring all the people back to you. The death of the man you seek will mean the return of all; all the people will be unharmed."
 
17:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
This plan seemed good to Absalom and to all the elders of Israel.
 
17:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But Absalom said, "Summon also Hushai the Arkite, so we can hear what he has to say."
 
17:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When Hushai came to him, Absalom said, "Ahithophel has given this advice. Should we do what he says? If not, give us your opinion."
 
17:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Hushai replied to Absalom, "The advice Ahithophel has given is not good this time.
 
17:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
You know your father and his men; they are fighters, and as fierce as a wild bear robbed of her cubs. Besides, your father is an experienced fighter; he will not spend the night with the troops.
 
17:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Even now, he is hidden in a cave or some other place. If he should attack your troops first, F50 whoever hears about it will say, 'There has been a slaughter among the troops who follow Absalom.'
 
17:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then even the bravest soldier, whose heart is like the heart of a lion, will melt with fear, for all Israel knows that your father is a fighter and that those with him are brave.
 
17:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"So I advise you: Let all Israel, from Dan to Beersheba - as numerous as the sand on the seashore - be gathered to you, with you yourself leading them into battle.
 
17:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then we will attack him wherever he may be found, and we will fall on him as dew settles on the ground. Neither he nor any of his men will be left alive.
 
17:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
If he withdraws into a city, then all Israel will bring ropes to that city, and we will drag it down to the valley until not even a piece of it can be found."
 
17:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Absalom and all the men of Israel said, "The advice of Hushai the Arkite is better than that of Ahithophel." For the LORD had determined to frustrate the good advice of Ahithophel in order to bring disaster on Absalom.
 
17:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Hushai told Zadok and Abiathar, the priests, "Ahithophel has advised Absalom and the elders of Israel to do such and such, but I have advised them to do so and so.
 
17:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now send a message immediately and tell David, 'Do not spend the night at the fords in the desert; cross over without fail, or the king and all the people with him will be swallowed up.'"
 
17:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Jonathan and Ahimaaz were staying at En Rogel. A servant girl was to go and inform them, and they were to go and tell King David, for they could not risk being seen entering the city.
 
17:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But a young man saw them and told Absalom. So the two of them left quickly and went to the house of a man in Bahurim. He had a well in his courtyard, and they climbed down into it.
 
17:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
His wife took a covering and spread it out over the opening of the well and scattered grain over it. No one knew anything about it.
 
17:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When Absalom's men came to the woman at the house, they asked, "Where are Ahimaaz and Jonathan?" The woman answered them, "They crossed over the brook." F51 The men searched but found no one, so they returned to Jerusalem.
 
17:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
After the men had gone, the two climbed out of the well and went to inform King David. They said to him, "Set out and cross the river at once; Ahithophel has advised such and such against you."
 
17:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So David and all the people with him set out and crossed the Jordan. By daybreak, no one was left who had not crossed the Jordan.
 
17:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When Ahithophel saw that his advice had not been followed, he saddled his donkey and set out for his house in his hometown. He put his house in order and then hanged himself. So he died and was buried in his father's tomb.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F46 Or Let me
F47 Or will
F48 Or will
F49 Or will
F50 Or When some of the men fall at the first attack
F51 Or "They passed by the sheep pen toward the water."

 
 

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