KJV 2SAM17 with Strong's Hebrew/Greek2SAM16.htm 2SAM18.htm
17:1 Moreover Ahithophel [H302] said [H559] unto Absalom [H53] , Let me now choose out [H977] twelve [H8147] [H6240] thousand [H505] men [H376] , and I will arise [H6965] and pursue [H7291] after [H310] David [H1732] this night [H3915] :
17:2 And I will come [H935] upon him while he [is] weary [H3023] and weak [H7504] handed [H3027] , and will make him afraid [H2729] : and all the people [H5971] that [are] with him shall flee [H5127] ; and I will smite [H5221] the king [H4428] only:
17:3 And I will bring back [H7725] all the people [H5971] unto thee: the man [H376] whom thou seekest [H1245] [is] as if all returned [H7725] : [so] all the people [H5971] shall be in peace [H7965] .
17:4 And the saying [H1697] pleased [H3474] Absalom [H53] well [H5869] , and all the elders [H2205] of Israel [H3478] .(pleased: Heb. was right in the eyes of, etc)
17:5 Then said [H559] Absalom [H53] , Call [H7121] now Hushai [H2365] the Archite [H757] also, and let us hear [H8085] likewise what he saith [H6310] .(what: Heb. what is in his mouth)
17:6 And when Hushai [H2365] was come [H935] to Absalom [H53] , Absalom [H53] spake [H559] unto him, saying [H559] , Ahithophel [H302] hath spoken [H1696] after this manner [H1697] : shall we do [H6213] [after] his saying [H1697] ? if not; speak [H1696] thou.(his saying: Heb. his word)
17:7 And Hushai [H2365] said [H559] unto Absalom [H53] , The counsel [H6098] that Ahithophel [H302] hath given [H3289] [is] not good [H2896] at this time [H6471] .(given: Heb. counselled)
17:8 For, said [H559] Hushai [H2365] , thou knowest [H3045] thy father [H1] and his men [H582] , that they [be] mighty men [H1368] , and they [be] chafed [H4751] in their minds [H5315] , as a bear [H1677] robbed [H7909] of her whelps in the field [H7704] : and thy father [H1] [is] a man [H376] of war [H4421] , and will not lodge [H3885] with the people [H5971] .(chafed: Heb. bitter of soul)
17:9 Behold, he is hid [H2244] now in some [H259] pit [H6354] , or in some [H259] [other] place [H4725] : and it will come to pass, when some of them be overthrown [H5307] at the first [H8462] , that whosoever [H8085] heareth [H8085] it will say [H559] , There is a slaughter [H4046] among the people [H5971] that follow [H310] Absalom [H53] .(overthrown: Heb. fallen)
17:10 And he also [that is] valiant [H1121] [H2428] , whose heart [H3820] [is] as the heart [H3820] of a lion [H738] , shall utterly [H4549] melt [H4549] : for all Israel [H3478] knoweth [H3045] that thy father [H1] [is] a mighty man [H1368] , and [they] which [be] with him [are] valiant [H2428] men [H1121] .
17:11 Therefore I counsel [H3289] that all Israel [H3478] be generally [H622] gathered [H622] unto thee, from Dan [H1835] even to Beersheba [H884] , as the sand [H2344] that [is] by the sea [H3220] for multitude [H7230] ; and that thou go [H1980] to battle [H7128] in thine own person [H6440] .(that thou: Heb. that thy face, or, presence go, etc)
17:12 So shall we come [H935] upon him in some [H259] place [H4725] where he shall be found [H4672] , and we will light [H5168] upon him as the dew [H2919] falleth [H5307] on the ground [H127] : and of him and of all the men [H582] that [are] with him there shall not be left [H3498] so much as [H1571] one [H259] .
17:13 Moreover, if [H518] he be gotten [H622] into a city [H5892] , then shall all Israel [H3478] bring [H5375] ropes [H2256] to that city [H5892] , and we will draw [H5498] it into the river [H5158] , until there be not one [H1571] small stone [H6872] found [H4672] there.
17:14 And Absalom [H53] and all the men [H376] of Israel [H3478] said [H559] , The counsel [H6098] of Hushai [H2365] the Archite [H757] [is] better [H2896] than the counsel [H6098] of Ahithophel [H302] . For the LORD [H3068] had appointed [H6680] to defeat [H6565] the good [H2896] counsel [H6098] of Ahithophel [H302] , to the intent [H5668] that the LORD [H3068] might bring [H935] evil [H7451] upon Absalom [H53] .(appointed: Heb. commanded)
17:15 Then said [H559] Hushai [H2365] unto Zadok [H6659] and to Abiathar [H54] the priests [H3548] , Thus and thus did Ahithophel [H302] counsel [H3289] Absalom [H53] and the elders [H2205] of Israel [H3478] ; and thus and thus have I counselled [H3289] .
17:16 Now therefore send [H7971] quickly [H4120] , and tell [H5046] David [H1732] , saying [H559] , Lodge [H3885] not this night [H3915] in the plains [H6160] [H5679] of the wilderness [H4057] , but speedily [H5674] pass over [H5674] ; lest the king [H4428] be swallowed up [H1104] , and all the people [H5971] that [are] with him.
17:17 Now Jonathan [H3083] and Ahimaaz [H290] stayed [H5975] by Enrogel [H5883] ; for they might [H3201] not be seen [H7200] to come [H935] into the city [H5892] : and a wench [H8198] went [H1980] and told [H5046] them; and they went [H3212] and told [H5046] king [H4428] David [H1732] .
17:18 Nevertheless a lad [H5288] saw [H7200] them, and told [H5046] Absalom [H53] : but they went [H3212] both [H8147] of them away quickly [H4120] , and came [H935] to a man's [H376] house [H1004] in Bahurim [H980] , which had a well [H875] in his court [H2691] ; whither [H8033] they went down [H3381] .
17:19 And the woman [H802] took [H3947] and spread [H6566] a covering [H4539] over the well's [H875] mouth [H6440] , and spread [H7849] ground corn [H7383] thereon; and the thing [H1697] was not known [H3045] .
17:20 And when Absalom's [H53] servants [H5650] came [H935] to the woman [H802] to the house [H1004] , they said [H559] , Where [is] Ahimaaz [H290] and Jonathan [H3083] ? And the woman [H802] said [H559] unto them, They be gone over [H5674] the brook [H4323] of water [H4325] . And when they had sought [H1245] and could not find [H4672] [them], they returned [H7725] to Jerusalem [H3389] .
17:21 And it came to pass, after [H310] they were departed [H3212] , that they came up [H5927] out of the well [H875] , and went [H3212] and told [H5046] king [H4428] David [H1732] , and said [H559] unto David [H1732] , Arise [H6965] , and pass quickly [H4120] over [H5674] the water [H4325] : for thus hath Ahithophel [H302] counselled [H3289] against you.
17:22 Then David [H1732] arose [H6965] , and all the people [H5971] that [were] with him, and they passed over [H5674] Jordan [H3383] : by the morning [H1242] light [H216] there lacked [H5737] not one [H259] of them that was not gone over [H5674] Jordan [H3383] .
17:23 And when Ahithophel [H302] saw [H7200] that his counsel [H6098] was not followed [H6213] , he saddled [H2280] [his] ass [H2543] , and arose [H6965] , and gat him home [H3212] to his house [H1004] , to his city [H5892] , and put his household [H1004] in order [H6680] , and hanged [H2614] himself, and died [H4191] , and was buried [H6912] in the sepulchre [H6913] of his father [H1] .(followed: Heb. done)(put his: Heb. gave charge concerning his house)
17:24 Then David [H1732] came [H935] to Mahanaim [H4266] . And Absalom [H53] passed over [H5674] Jordan [H3383] , he and all the men [H376] of Israel [H3478] with him.
17:25 And Absalom [H53] made [H7760] Amasa [H6021] captain of the host [H6635] instead of Joab [H3097] : which Amasa [H6021] [was] a man's [H376] son [H1121] , whose name [H8034] [was] Ithra [H3501] an Israelite [H3481] , that went in [H935] to Abigail [H26] the daughter [H1323] of Nahash [H5176] , sister [H269] to Zeruiah [H6870] Joab's [H3097] mother [H517] .
17:26 So Israel [H3478] and Absalom [H53] pitched [H2583] in the land [H776] of Gilead [H1568] .
17:27 And it came to pass, when David [H1732] was come [H935] to Mahanaim [H4266] , that Shobi [H7629] the son [H1121] of Nahash [H5176] of Rabbah [H7237] of the children [H1121] of Ammon [H5983] , and Machir [H4353] the son [H1121] of Ammiel [H5988] of Lodebar [H3810] , and Barzillai [H1271] the Gileadite [H1569] of Rogelim [H7274] ,
17:28 Brought [H5066] beds [H4904] , and basons [H5592] , and earthen [H3335] vessels [H3627] , and wheat [H2406] , and barley [H8184] , and flour [H7058] , and parched [H7039] [corn], and beans [H6321] , and lentiles [H5742] , and parched [H7039] [pulse],(basons: or, cups)
17:29 And honey [H1706] , and butter [H2529] , and sheep [H6629] , and cheese [H8194] of kine [H1241] , for David [H1732] , and for the people [H5971] that [were] with him, to eat [H398] : for they said [H559] , The people [H5971] [is] hungry [H7457] , and weary [H5889] , and thirsty [H6771] , in the wilderness [H4057] .