New Living Translation
"And anyway, why shouldn't I serve you? Just as I was your father's adviser, now I will be your adviser!"
King James Bible
And again, whom should I serve? should I not serve in the presence of his son? as I have served in thy father's presence, so will I be in thy presence.
Darby Bible Translation
And again, whom should I serve? should it not be in the presence of his son? as I have served in thy father's presence, so will I be in thy presence.
World English Bible
Again, whom should I serve? Shouldn't I serve in the presence of his son? As I have served in your father's presence, so will I be in your presence."
Young's Literal Translation
and secondly, for whom do I labour? is it not before his son? as I served before thy father so am I before thee.'
2 Samuel 16:19 Parallel
Commentary2 Samuel 16:19 Parallel Commentaries
I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting. T hat which often passes amongst men for resolution, and the proof of a noble, courageous spirit, is, in reality, the effect of a weak and little mind. At least, it is chiefly owing to the presence of certain circumstances, which have a greater influence upon the conduct, than any inherent principle. Thus may persons who appear to set death and danger at defiance in the hour …
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1
Meditations for one that is Like to Die.
No Sorrow Like Messiah's Sorrow
2 Samuel 15:34
Return to Jerusalem and tell Absalom, 'I will now be your adviser, O king, just as I was your father's adviser in the past.' Then you can frustrate and counter Ahithophel's advice.
2 Samuel 16:18
"I'm here because I belong to the man who is chosen by the LORD and by all the men of Israel," Hushai replied.
2 Samuel 16:20
Then Absalom turned to Ahithophel and asked him, "What should I do next?"
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