New Living Translation
Then Absalom turned to Ahithophel and asked him, "What should I do next?"
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.'
2 Samuel 16:20 Parallel
Commentary2 Samuel 16:20 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 16:19
"And anyway, why shouldn't I serve you? Just as I was your father's adviser, now I will be your adviser!"
2 Samuel 16:21
Ahithophel told him, "Go and sleep with your father's concubines, for he has left them here to look after the palace. Then all Israel will know that you have insulted your father beyond hope of reconciliation, and they will throw their support to you."
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