2 Samuel Chapter 17 -

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And <G2532> Ahithophel said <G2036> to <G4314> Absalom, I will choose <G1951> indeed <G1211> for myself <G1683> twelve <G1427> thousand <G5505> men <G435>, and <G2532> I will rise up <G450> and <G2532> pursue <G2614> after <G3694> David the <G3588> at night <G3571>.
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And <G2532> I will come <G1904> upon <G1909> him <G1473>, and <G2532> he <G1473> [will be] tiring <G2872> and <G2532> loosening <G1590> [his] hand <G5495>, and <G2532> I will startle <G1839> him <G1473>, and <G2532> will flee <G5343> all <G3956> the <G3588> people <G2992> the <G3588> with <G3326> him <G1473>, and <G2532> I will strike <G3960> the <G3588> king <G935> alone <G3441>.
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And <G2532> I will return <G1994> all <G3956> the <G3588> people <G2992> to <G4314> you <G1473>, in which <G3739> manner <G5158> returns <G1994> a bride <G3565> to <G4314> the <G3588> her husband <G435><G1473>. Besides <G4133> life <G5590> man <G435> of one <G1520> you <G1473> seek <G2212>, and <G2532> all <G3956> the <G3588> people <G2992> will be <G1510.8.3> at peace <G1515>.
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And <G2532> was pleasing <G700> the <G3588> word <G3056> in <G1722> eyes <G3788> of Absalom, and <G2532> in <G1722> eyes <G3788> of all <G3956> the <G3588> elders <G4245> of Israel.
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And <G2532> Absalom said <G2036>, Call <G2564> indeed <G1211> the <G3588> Hushai the <G3588> Archite, and <G2532> I will hear <G191> what <G5100> [is] in <G1722> the <G3588> mouth <G4750> of him <G1473>, and <G2532> indeed <G1065> of him <G1473>.
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And <G2532> Hushai entered <G1525><G1473> to <G4314> Absalom. And <G2532> Absalom said <G2036> to <G4314> him <G1473>, saying <G3004>, According to <G2596> the <G3588> this thing <G4487><G3778> Ahithophel spoke <G2980>. will <G1487> we do <G4160> according to <G2596> the <G3588> word <G3056> of him <G1473>? But if not <G1490> you <G1473> speak <G2980>!
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And <G2532> Hushai said <G2036> to <G4314> Absalom, [It is] not <G3756> good <G18>, this <G3778> the <G3588> counsel <G1012> which <G3739> Ahithophel counseled <G1011> the <G3588> this one time <G530><G3778>.
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And <G2532> Hushai said <G2036>, You <G1473> know <G1492> the <G3588> father <G3962> of us <G1473>, and <G2532> the <G3588> his men <G435><G1473>, that <G3754> mighty <G1415> they are <G1510.2.6> exceedingly <G4970>, and <G2532> [is] very bitter <G2665.4> the <G3588>ir soul <G5590><G1473> as <G5613> a bear <G715> being made childless <G815.1> in <G1722> the <G3588> plain <G3977.1>. And <G2532> the <G3588> father <G3962> of us <G1473> [is] man <G435> a warrior <G4170.3>, and <G2532> in no way <G3766.2> will he rest <G2664> the <G3588> people <G2992>.
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For look <G2400><G1063> he <G1473> now <G3568> hides <G2928> in <G1722> one <G1520> of the <G3588> canyons <G836.1>, or <G2228> in <G1722> one <G1520> of the <G3588> places <G5117>. And <G2532> it will be <G1510.8.3> when <G1722> [they the <G3588> fall upon <G1968> them <G1473> at <G1722> beginning <G746>, that <G2532> [one] will hear <G191> the <G3588> hearing <G191>, and <G2532> should say <G2036>, There was <G1096> a devastation <G2351.5> among <G1722> the <G3588> people <G2992>, to the [one] <G3588> [following] after <G3694> Absalom.
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And <G2532> indeed <G1065> any <G1473> son <G5207> of power <G1411> whose <G3739> the <G3588> heart <G2588> [is] as <G2531> the <G3588> heart <G2588> of the <G3588> a lion <G3023>, in melting away <G5080> he will melt away <G5080>, for <G3754> knows <G1492> all <G3956> Israel] that <G3754> [is] mighty <G1415> the <G3588> father <G3962> of you <G1473> and <G2532> sons <G5207> of power <G1411>, all <G3956> the [ones] <G3588> with <G3326> him <G1473>.
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Thus <G3779> advising <G4823>, I <G1473> advised <G4823>. And <G2532> in gathering together <G4863> will gather together <G4863> unto <G1909> you <G1473> all <G3956> Israel], from <G575> Dan and <G2532> unto <G2193> Beer-sheba, as <G5613> the <G3588> sand <G285> the <G3588> upon <G1909> the <G3588> sea <G2281> in <G1519> multitude <G4128>. And <G2532> the <G3588> your presence <G4383><G1473> will be going <G4198> in <G1722> midst <G3319> of them <G1473>.
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And <G2532> we will come <G2240> upon <G1909> him <G1473> in <G1519> one <G1520> of the <G3588> places <G5117>, which <G3739> ever <G302> we should find <G2147> him <G1473> there <G1563>. And <G2532> we will camp <G3924.2> upon <G1909> him <G1473> as <G5613> falls <G4098> dew <G1408.1> upon <G1909> the <G3588> land '<G1093>. And <G2532> we will not leave behind <G3756><G5275> among <G1722> to him <G1473>, and <G2532> of the <G3588> his men <G435><G1473> the <G3588> with <G3326> him <G1473>, even <G2532> indeed <G1065> one <G1520>.
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And <G2532> if <G1437> into <G1519> the <G3588> city <G4172> he should gather <G4863>, then <G2532> will take <G2983> all <G3956> Israel] against <G4314> the <G3588> that city <G4172><G1565> lines <G4979>, and <G2532> drag <G4951> it [apart <G1473> unto <G2193><G1519> the <G3588> rushing stream <G5493>, unto <G2193> not <G3361> leaving behind <G2641> there <G1563> neither <G3366> a stone <G3037>.
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And <G2532> Absalom said <G2036>, and <G2532> every <G3956> man <G435> of Israel, is good <G18> the <G3588> counsel <G1012> of Hushai the <G3588> Archite] over <G5228> the <G3588> counsel <G1012> of Ahithophel. And <G2532> Boss '<G2962> gave charge <G1781> the <G3588> to efface <G1286.1> the <G3588> counsel <G1012> of the <G3588> Ahithophel the <G3588> good <G18>, so <G3704> that <G302> BOSS should bring <G1863><G2962> the <G3588> bad [things] <G2556> upon <G1909> Absalom.
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And <G2532> Hushai said <G2036><G1473> to <G4314> Zadok and <G2532> to <G4314> Abiathar the <G3588> priests <G2409>, So <G3779> and <G2532> so <G3779> advised <G4823> Ahithophel the <G3588> to Absalom, and <G2532> to the <G3588> elders <G4245> of Israel, and <G2532> so <G3779> and <G2532> so <G3779> I advised <G4823><G1473>.
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And <G2532> now <G3568> send <G649> quickly <G5036> and <G2532> report <G518> the <G3588> to David! saying <G3004>, You should not <G3361> lodge <G835> the <G3588> night <G3571> according to <G2596> descent <G1424> of the <G3588> wilderness <G2048>, but <G235> by passing over <G1224>, pass over <G1224>! so that <G3704> should not <G3361> be swallowed down <G2666> the <G3588> king <G935>, and <G2532> all <G3956> the <G3588> people <G2992>, the [one] <G3588> with <G3326> him <G1473>.
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And <G2532> Jonathan and <G2532> Ahimaaz stopped <G2476> at <G1909> the <G3588> spring <G4077> of Rogel. And <G2532> came forth <G4198> the <G3588> maidservant <G3814>, and <G2532> she reported <G312> to them <G1473>. And <G2532> they <G1473> went <G4198> and <G2532> reported <G312> the <G3588> to king <G935> David, for <G3754> they were not <G3756> able <G1410> to appear <G3708> the <G3588> to enter <G1525> into <G1519> the <G3588> city <G4172>.
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And <G2532> looked [at] <G1492> them <G1473> a young man <G3808>, and <G2532> he reported <G312> [to the <G3588> Absalom. And <G2532> went <G4198> the <G3588> two <G1417> quickly <G5030>, and <G2532> they entered <G1525> into <G1519> a house <G3624> of a man <G435> in <G1722> Bahurim, and <G2532> unto of him '<G1473> cistern <G2978.1> in <G1722> the <G3588> courtyard <G833>, and <G2532> they went down <G2597> there <G1563>.
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And <G2532> took <G2983> the <G3588> a woman <G1135> and <G2532> opened and spread out <G1276.1> the <G3588> a covering <G1942> over <G1909> the <G3588> mouth <G4750> of the <G3588> cistern <G2978.1>. And <G2532> she cooled <G5594> upon <G1909> it <G1473> dried clusters <G3818.1>, and <G2532> they did not know <G3756><G1097> the <G3588> thing <G4487>.
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And <G2532> came <G2064> the <G3588> servants <G3816> of Absalom] to <G4314> the <G3588> woman <G1135>, into <G1519> the <G3588> house <G3624>, and <G2532> they said <G2036>, Where [is <G4226> Ahimaaz and <G2532> Jonathan? And <G2532> said <G2036> to them <G1473> the <G3588> woman <G1135>, They went for <G3928> a little <G3397> the <G3588> water <G5204>. And <G2532> they sought <G2212> and <G2532> did not <G3756> find [them <G2147>, and <G2532> they returned <G390> unto <G1519> Jerusalem.
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And it came to pass <G1096><G1161>, after <G3326> the <G3588>ir going forth <G565><G1473>, they went up <G305> from out of <G1537> the <G3588> cistern <G2978.1>, and <G2532> went <G4198>, and <G2532> reported <G518> the <G3588> to king <G935> David. And <G2532> they say <G3004> to him <G1473>, Rise up <G450> and <G2532> pass over <G1224> quickly <G5030> the <G3588> water <G5204>! for <G3754> thus <G3592> has counseled <G1011> against <G2596> you <G1473> Ahithophel].
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And <G2532> David rose up <G450>, and <G2532> all <G3956> the <G3588> people <G2992> the <G3588> with <G3326> him <G1473>, and <G2532> they passed over <G1224> the <G3588> Jordan until <G2193> the <G3588> light <G5457> of the <G3588> morning <G4404>, until <G2193> one <G1520> was not unaware of <G3756><G2990> who <G3739> did not <G3756> pass over <G1224> the <G3588> Jordan.
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And <G2532> Ahithophel knew <G1492> that <G3754> he had not taken <G3756><G1096> the <G3588> his counsel <G1012><G1473>, and <G2532> he saddled <G1977.2> the <G3588> his donkey <G3688><G1473>, and <G2532> rose up <G450>, and <G2532> went forth <G565> to <G1519> the <G3588> his house <G3624><G1473> in <G1519> the <G3588> his city <G4172><G1473>. And <G2532> he gave charge <G1781> [to the <G3588> his household <G3624><G1473>, and <G2532> he hung himself <G519>, and <G2532> died <G599>. And <G2532> they entombed [him <G2290> in <G1722> the <G3588> burying-place <G5028> of the <G3588> his father <G3962><G1473>.
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And <G2532> David went through <G1330> unto <G1519> Mahanaim. And <G2532> Absalom passed over <G1224> the <G3588> Jordan, he <G1473> and <G2532> every <G3956> man <G435> of Israel with <G3326> him <G1473>.
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And <G2532> the <G3588> Amasa placed <G2525> Absalom] instead of <G473> Joab over <G1909> for the <G3588>ce <G1411>. And <G2532> Amasa [was] a son <G5207> of a man <G435>, and <G2532> name to him <G3686><G1473> [was] Ithra the <G3588> Israelite. This one <G3778> entered <G1525> to <G4314> Abigail, daughter <G2364> of Nahash, sister <G79> of Zeruiah, mother <G3384> of Joab.
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And <G2532> Absalom camped <G3924.2> and <G2532> all <G3956> Israel in <G1519> the <G3588> land '<G1093> of Gilead.
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And <G2532> it came to pass <G1096> when <G3753> David entered <G1525> into <G1519> Mahanaim, that <G2532> Shobi son <G5207> of Nahash, from <G1537> Rabbah of sons <G5207> of Ammon, and <G2532> Machir son <G5207> of Ammiel from <G1537> Lo-debar, and <G2532> Barzillai the <G3588> Gileadite from <G1537> Rogelim,
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brought <G5342> beds <G2845>, and <G2532> spreads <G295.1>, and <G2532> kettles <G3003.1>, and <G2532> utensils <G4632> ceramic <G2766>, and <G2532> wheat <G4447.1>, and <G2532> barley <G2915>, and <G2532> flour <G224>, and <G2532> beans <G2939.2>, and <G2532> lentils <G5316.2> and <G2532> toasted grain <G255.1>,
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and <G2532> honey <G3192>, and <G2532> butter <G1016.2>, and <G2532> sheep <G4263>, and <G2532> cheese <G4569.2> from oxen <G1016>. And <G2532> they brought near <G4374> the <G3588> to David, and <G2532> to the <G3588> people <G2992> the <G3588> with <G3326> him <G1473> to eat <G2068>; for <G3754> they said <G2036>, the <G3588> people <G2992> are hungering <G3983>, and <G2532> fainting <G1590>, and <G2532> thirsting <G1372>, in <G1722> the <G3588> wilderness <G2048>.