New International Version
Absalom said to Ahithophel, "Give us your advice. What should we do?"
King James Bible
Then said Absalom to Ahithophel, Give counsel among you what we shall do.
Darby Bible Translation
And Absalom said to Ahithophel, Give counsel among you what we shall do.
World English Bible
Then Absalom said to Ahithophel, "Give your counsel what we shall do."
Young's Literal Translation
And Absalom saith unto Ahithophel, 'Give for you counsel what we do.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Whom the Lord and this people - choose - Here is an equivocation; Hushai meant in his heart that God and all the people of Israel had chosen David; but he spake so as to make Absalom believe that he spoke of him: for whatever of insincerity may appear in this, Hushai is alone answerable. What he says afterwards may be understood in the same way.
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LibraryBut Although Patience be a virtue of the Mind...
8. But although patience be a virtue of the mind, yet partly the mind exercises it in the mind itself, partly in the body. In itself it exercises patience, when, the body remaining unhurt and untouched, the mind is goaded by any adversities or filthinesses of things or words, to do or to say something that is not expedient or not becoming, and patiently bears all evils that it may not itself commit any evil in work or word. By this patience we bear, even while we be sound in body, that in the midst …
St. Augustine—On Patience
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2 Samuel 16:19
Furthermore, whom should I serve? Should I not serve the son? Just as I served your father, so I will serve you."
2 Samuel 16:21
Ahithophel answered, "Sleep with your father's concubines whom he left to take care of the palace. Then all Israel will hear that you have made yourself obnoxious to your father, and the hands of everyone with you will be more resolute."
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