New International Version
Hushai replied to Absalom, "The advice Ahithophel has given is not good this time.
King James Bible
And Hushai said unto Absalom, The counsel that Ahithophel hath given is not good at this time.
Darby Bible Translation
And Hushai said to Absalom, The counsel that Ahithophel has given this time is not good.
World English Bible
Hushai said to Absalom, "The counsel that Ahithophel has given this time is not good."
Young's Literal Translation
And Hushai saith unto Absalom, 'Not good is the counsel that Ahithophel hath counselled at this time.'
2 Samuel 17:7 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The man whom thou seekest is as if all returned - Only secure David, and all Israel will be on thy side. He is the soul of the whole; destroy him, and all the rest will submit.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
given [heb] counselled
Library"The King Kissed Barzillai. " 2 Sam. xix. 39
And no wonder, for David could appreciate a real man when he saw him, and so does David's Lord. I.--LOYALTY IS PRECIOUS TO THE KING OF KINGS. In the days when the son of Jesse had but few friends, it was a precious thing to be treated in the style Barzillai and his neighbours entertained him (see 2 Sam. xvii. 27-29). They were rich farmers, and had land which brought forth with abundance, so were able to act with princely hospitality to the fugitive monarch. But plenty may live with avarice, and …
Thomas Champness—Broken Bread
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."
2 Samuel 17:6
When Hushai came to him, Absalom said, "Ahithophel has given this advice. Should we do what he says? If not, give us your opinion."
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