2 Samuel 17:1
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
Furthermore, Ahithophelאֲחִיתֹ֖פֶל
(a·chi·to·fel)
302: an adviser of Davidfrom ach and perhaps taphel
saidוַיֹּ֥אמֶר
(vai·yo·mer)
559: to utter, saya prim. root
to Absalom,אַבְשָׁלֹ֑ם
(av·sha·lom;)
53: "my father is peace," two Isr.from ab and shalom
"Pleaseנָּ֗א
(na)
4994: I (we) pray, nowa prim. particle of entreaty or exhortation
let me chooseאֶבְחֲרָ֣ה
(ev·cha·rah)
977: to choosea prim. root
12,000שְׁנֵים־
(she·neim-)
8147: two (a card. number)from shanah
menאִ֔ישׁ
(ish,)
376: manfrom an unused word
that I may ariseוְאָק֛וּמָה
(ve·'a·ku·mah)
6965: to arise, stand up, standa prim. root
and pursueוְאֶרְדְּפָ֥ה
(ve·'er·de·fah)
7291: to pursue, chase, persecutea prim. root
Davidדָוִ֖ד
(da·vid)
1732: perhaps "beloved one," a son of Jessefrom the same as dod
tonight.הַלָּֽיְלָה׃
(hal·la·ye·lah.)
3915: nightof uncertain derivation









KJV Lexicon
Moreover Ahithophel
'Achiythophel  (akh-ee-tho'-fel)
brother of folly; Achithophel, an Israelite -- Ahithophel.
said
'amar  (aw-mar')
to say (used with great latitude)
unto Absalom
'Abiyshalowm  (ab-ee-shaw-lome')
father of peace (i.e. friendly); Abshalom, a son of David; also (the fuller form) a later Israelite -- Abishalom, Absalom.
Let me now choose out
bachar  (baw-khar')
to try, i.e. (by implication) select -- acceptable, appoint, choose (choice), excellent, join, be rather, require.
twelve
shnayim  (shen-ah'-yim)
two; also (as ordinal) twofold -- both, couple, double, second, twain, + twelfth, + twelve, + twenty (sixscore) thousand, twice, two.
`asar  (aw-sawr')
ten (only in combination), i.e. -teen; also (ordinal) -teenth -- (eigh-, fif-, four-, nine-, seven-, six-, thir-)teen(-th), + eleven(-th), + sixscore thousand, + twelve(-th).
thousand
'eleph  (eh'-lef)
hence (the ox's head being the first letter of the alphabet, and this eventually used as a numeral) a thousand -- thousand.
men
'iysh  (eesh)
a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation)
and I will arise
quwm  (koom)
to rise (in various applications, literal, figurative, intensive and causative)
and pursue
radaph  (raw-daf')
to run after (usually with hostile intent; figuratively (of time) gone by) -- chase, put to flight, follow (after, on), hunt, (be under) persecute(-ion, -or), pursue(-r).
after
'achar  (akh-ar')
the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses)
David
David  (daw-veed')
loving; David, the youngest son of Jesse -- David.
this night
layil  (lah'-yil)
a twist (away of the light), i.e. night; figuratively, adversity -- (mid-)night (season).
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Furthermore, Ahithophel said to Absalom, "Please let me choose 12,000 men that I may arise and pursue David tonight.

King James Bible
Moreover Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Let me now choose out twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue after David this night:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Ahithophel said to Absalom, "Let me choose 12,000 men, and I will set out in pursuit of David tonight.

International Standard Version
"Give me 12,000 men! I'll leave tonight and pursue David," Ahithophel advised Absalom.

NET Bible
Ahithophel said to Absalom, "Let me pick out twelve thousand men. Then I will go and pursue David this very night.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Ahithophel said to Absalom, "Let me choose 12,000 men and leave tonight to go after David.

King James 2000 Bible
Moreover Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Let me now choose out twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue after David this night:
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