2 Samuel 15:12
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New International Version
While Absalom was offering sacrifices, he also sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counselor, to come from Giloh, his hometown. And so the conspiracy gained strength, and Absalom's following kept on increasing.

New Living Translation
While Absalom was offering the sacrifices, he sent for Ahithophel, one of David's counselors who lived in Giloh. Soon many others also joined Absalom, and the conspiracy gained momentum.

English Standard Version
And while Absalom was offering the sacrifices, he sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David’s counselor, from his city Giloh. And the conspiracy grew strong, and the people with Absalom kept increasing.

New American Standard Bible
And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counselor, from his city Giloh, while he was offering the sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong, for the people increased continually with Absalom.

King James Bible
And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counseller, from his city, even from Giloh, while he offered sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong; for the people increased continually with Absalom.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
While he was offering the sacrifices, Absalom sent for David's adviser Ahithophel the Gilonite, from his city of Giloh. So the conspiracy grew strong, and the people supporting Absalom continued to increase.

International Standard Version
Absalom also sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counselor, to come from his home town of Giloh while Absalom was presenting the sacrificial offerings. And so the conspiracy widened, because the common people increasingly sided with Absalom.

NET Bible
While he was offering sacrifices, Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's adviser, to come from his city, Giloh. The conspiracy was gaining momentum, and the people were starting to side with Absalom.

New Heart English Bible
And he sent and invited Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counselor, from his city, even from Giloh, while he was offering the sacrifices. The conspiracy was strong; for the people increased continually with Absalom.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
While Absalom was offering sacrifices, he sent for Ahithophel, David's adviser, to come from his home in Giloh. Meanwhile, the conspiracy grew stronger, and the number of people siding with Absalom kept getting larger.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counsellor, from his city, even from Giloh, while he offered the sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong; for the people increased continually with Absalom.

New American Standard 1977
And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David’s counselor, from his city Giloh, while he was offering the sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong, for the people increased continually with Absalom.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Absalom also sent for Ahithophel, the Gilonite, of David's counsel, from his city, even from Giloh, while he offered sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong, for the people increased continually with Absalom.

King James 2000 Bible
And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counselor, from his city, even from Giloh, while he offered sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong; for the people increased continually with Absalom.

American King James Version
And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counselor, from his city, even from Giloh, while he offered sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong; for the people increased continually with Absalom.

American Standard Version
And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counsellor, from his city, even from Giloh, while he was offering the sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong; for the people increased continually with Absalom.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Absalom also sent for Achitophel the Gilonite, David's counsellor, from his city Gilo. And while he was offering sacrifices, there was a strong conspiracy, and the people running together increased with Absalom.

Darby Bible Translation
And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counsellor, from his city, from Giloh, while he offered the sacrifices. And the conspiracy gathered strength; and the people increased continually with Absalom.

English Revised Version
And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counsellor, from his city, even from Giloh, while he offered the sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong; for the people increased continually with Absalom.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counselor, from his city, even from Giloh, while he offered sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong; for the people increased continually with Absalom.

World English Bible
Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counselor, from his city, even from Giloh, while he was offering the sacrifices. The conspiracy was strong; for the people increased continually with Absalom.

Young's Literal Translation
and Absalom sendeth Ahithophel the Gilonite, a counsellor of David, out of his city, out of Gilo, in his sacrificing sacrifices; and the conspiracy is strong, and the people are going and increasing with Absalom.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
15:7-12 See how willing tender parents are to believe the best concerning their children. But how easy and how wicked is it, for children to take advantage of good parents, and to deceive them with the show of religion! The principal men of Jerusalem joined Absalom's feast upon his sacrifice. Pious persons are glad to see others appear religious, and this gives occasion for deceptions. The policy of wicked men, and the subtlety of Satan, are exerted to draw good persons to countenance base designs.
Study Bible
Absalom's Conspiracy
11Then two hundred men went with Absalom from Jerusalem, who were invited and went innocently, and they did not know anything. 12And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counselor, from his city Giloh, while he was offering the sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong, for the people increased continually with Absalom. 13Then a messenger came to David, saying, "The hearts of the men of Israel are with Absalom."…
Cross References
Joshua 15:51
and Goshen and Holon and Giloh; eleven cities with their villages.

2 Samuel 15:31
Now someone told David, saying, "Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom." And David said, "O LORD, I pray, make the counsel of Ahithophel foolishness."

2 Samuel 16:15
Then Absalom and all the people, the men of Israel, entered Jerusalem, and Ahithophel with him.

2 Samuel 16:23
The advice of Ahithophel, which he gave in those days, was as if one inquired of the word of God; so was all the advice of Ahithophel regarded by both David and Absalom.

2 Samuel 17:23
Now when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his donkey and arose and went to his home, to his city, and set his house in order, and strangled himself; thus he died and was buried in the grave of his father.

2 Samuel 23:34
Eliphelet the son of Ahasbai, the son of the Maacathite, Eliam the son of Ahithophel the Gilonite,

1 Chronicles 27:33
Ahithophel was counselor to the king; and Hushai the Archite was the king's friend.

Psalm 3:1
A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son. O LORD, how my adversaries have increased! Many are rising up against me.

Psalm 41:9
Even my close friend in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me.

Psalm 55:13
But it is you, a man my equal, My companion and my familiar friend;
Treasury of Scripture

And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counselor, from his city, even from Giloh, while he offered sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong; for the people increased continually with Absalom.

Ahithophel

2 Samuel 15:31 And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators …

2 Samuel 16:20-23 Then said Absalom to Ahithophel, Give counsel among you what we shall do…

2 Samuel 17:14,23 And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, The counsel of Hushai …

David's

Psalm 41:9 Yes, my own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of …

Psalm 55:12-14 For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it…

Micah 7:5,6 Trust you not in a friend, put you not confidence in a guide: keep …

John 13:18 I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture …

Giloh

Joshua 15:51 And Goshen, and Holon, and Giloh; eleven cities with their villages:

while he offered

Numbers 23:1,14,30 And Balaam said to Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare …

1 Kings 21:9,12 And she wrote in the letters, saying, Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth …

Psalm 50:16-21 But to the wicked God said, What have you to do to declare my statutes, …

Proverbs 21:27 The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he …

Isaiah 1:10-16 Hear the word of the LORD, you rulers of Sodom; give ear to the law …

Titus 1:16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being …

the people

Psalm 3:1,2 Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that …

Psalm 43:1,2 Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O …

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