2 Samuel 17:4
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New International Version
This plan seemed good to Absalom and to all the elders of Israel.

New Living Translation
This plan seemed good to Absalom and to all the elders of Israel.

English Standard Version
And the advice seemed right in the eyes of Absalom and all the elders of Israel.

New American Standard Bible
So the plan pleased Absalom and all the elders of Israel.

King James Bible
And the saying pleased Absalom well, and all the elders of Israel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This proposal seemed good to Absalom and all the elders of Israel.

International Standard Version
Even though this plan seemed like a good idea to Absalom and to all of the elders of Israel,

NET Bible
This seemed like a good idea to Absalom and to all the leaders of Israel.

New Heart English Bible
The saying pleased Absalom well, and all the elders of Israel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Absalom and all the leaders of Israel approved this plan.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the saying pleased Absalom well, and all the elders of Israel.

New American Standard 1977
So the plan pleased Absalom and all the elders of Israel.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And this word seemed right in the eyes of Absalom and of all the elders of Israel.

King James 2000 Bible
And the saying pleased Absalom well, and all the elders of Israel.

American King James Version
And the saying pleased Absalom well, and all the elders of Israel.

American Standard Version
And the saying pleased Absalom well, and all the elders of Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And his saying pleased Absalom, and all the ancients of Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
And the saying was right in the eyes of Absalom, and in the eyes of all the elders of Israel.

English Revised Version
And the saying pleased Absalom well, and all the elders of Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the saying, pleased Absalom well, and all the elders of Israel.

World English Bible
The saying pleased Absalom well, and all the elders of Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
And the thing is right in the eyes of Absalom, and in the eyes of all the elders of Israel.
Study Bible
Hushai Counters Ahithophel's Advice
3and I will bring back all the people to you. The return of everyone depends on the man you seek; then all the people will be at peace." 4So the plan pleased Absalom and all the elders of Israel. 5Then Absalom said, "Now call Hushai the Archite also, and let us hear what he has to say."…
Cross References
2 Samuel 17:3
and I will bring back all the people to you. The return of everyone depends on the man you seek; then all the people will be at peace."

2 Samuel 17:5
Then Absalom said, "Now call Hushai the Archite also, and let us hear what he has to say."
Treasury of Scripture

And the saying pleased Absalom well, and all the elders of Israel.

the saying

1 Samuel 18:20,21 And Michal Saul's daughter loved David: and they told Saul, and the …

1 Samuel 23:21 And Saul said, Blessed be you of the LORD; for you have compassion on me.

Esther 5:14 Then said Zeresh his wife and all his friends to him, Let a gallows …

Romans 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things …

pleased Absalom well [heb] was right in the eyes of Absalom.

2 Chronicles 30:4 And the thing pleased the king and all the congregation.

Esther 1:21 And the saying pleased the king and the princes; and the king did …

Verse 4. - All the elders of Israel. Their presence seems to show that Absalom professed to act in an orderly and constitutional manner, and with the advice of those in authority. It was possibly this wish to keep up appearances which made him command Hushai to be summoned, as he was one whose advice would certainly have been asked had matters gone on in their ordinary channel. So again in vers. 14, 15, Absalom acts only with the popular consent. Very probably the royal power was gradually superseding that of the tribal authorities, and this may have made David unpopular with many of the great nobles. Absalom would thus gain many adherents by associating "elders" and "men of Israel" with him in his councils. And the saying pleased Absalom well, and all elders of Israel. That were of the privy council; for it was a well contrived scheme to surprise David his men by night, in the condition they were in; nothing like seizing an opportunity, and making quick dispatch in executing a villainous design; only it is strange that Absalom could so easily come into a scheme to take away the life of so indulgent a father, which is only to be accounted for by his ambition; but it is stranger still that the elders of Israel should be pleased with it, and agree to and determine upon the death of a prince, who had so many years ruled them with justice and equity, clemency and mercy; and fought their battles for them, and raised their nation to such a pitch of glory it never had before. 17:1-21 Here was a wonderful effect of Divine Providence blinding Absalom's mind and influencing his heart, that he could not rest in Ahithophel's counsel, and that he should desire Hushai's advice. But there is no contending with that God who can arm a man against himself, and destroy him by his own mistakes and passions. Ahithophel's former counsel was followed, for God intended to correct David; but his latter counsel was not followed, for God meant not to destroy him. He can overrule all counsels. Whatever wisdom or help any man employs or affords, the success is from God alone, who will not let his people perish.
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