Moreover AhithophelH302 saidH559 to Absalom,H53 Let me nowH4994 chooseH977 out twelveH8147 H6240 thousandH505 men,H376 and I will ariseH6965 and pursueH7291 afterH310 DavidH1732 thisH2088 night:H3915
And I will comeH935 on him while he is wearyH3023 and weakH7504 handed,H3027 and will make him afraid:H2729 and allH3605 the peopleH5971 that are with him shall flee;H5127 and I will smiteH5221 the kingH4428 only:H905
And I will bringH7725 backH7725 allH3605 the peopleH5971 to you: the manH376 whomH834 you seekH1245 is as if allH3605 returned:H7725 so allH3605 the peopleH5971 shall be in peace.H7965
And the sayingH1697 pleasedH3477 H5869 AbsalomH53 well, and allH3605 the eldersH2205 of Israel.H3478
Then saidH559 Absalom,H53 CallH7121 nowH4994 HushaiH2365 the ArchiteH757 also,H1571 and let us hearH8085 likewiseH1571 whatH4100 he said.H6310
And when HushaiH2365 was comeH935 to Absalom,H53 AbsalomH53 spokeH559 to him, saying,H559 AhithophelH302 has spokenH1696 after thisH2088 manner:H1697 shall we doH6213 after his saying?H1697 ifH518 not; speakH1696 you.
And HushaiH2365 saidH559 to Absalom,H53 The counselH6098 that AhithophelH302 has givenH3289 is not goodH2896 at thisH2063 time.H6471
For, saidH559 Hushai,H2365 you knowH3045 your fatherH1 and his men,H582 that they be mightyH1368 men, and they be chafedH4751 in their minds,H5315 as a bearH1677 robbedH7909 of her whelps in the field:H7704 and your fatherH1 is a manH376 of war,H4421 and will not lodgeH3885 with the people.H5971
Behold,H2009 he is hidH2244 nowH6258 in someH259 pit,H6354 orH176 in someH259 other place:H4725 and it will comeH1961 to pass, when someH259 of them be overthrownH5307 at the first,H8462 that whoever hearsH8085 it will say,H559 There is a slaughterH4046 among the peopleH5971 that followH310 Absalom.H53
And he alsoH1571 that is valiant,H1121 H2428 whoseH834 heartH3820 is as the heartH3820 of a lion,H738 shall utterly melt:H4549 for allH3605 IsraelH3478 knowsH3045 that your fatherH1 is a mightyH1368 man, and they whichH834 be with him are valiantH2428 men.H1121
Therefore I counselH3289 that allH3605 IsraelH3478 be generallyH3831 gatheredH622 to you, from DanH1835 even to Beersheba,H884 as the sandH2344 that is by the seaH3220 for multitude;H7230 and that you goH1980 to battleH7128 in your own person.H6440
So shall we comeH935 on him in someH259 placeH4725 whereH834 H8033 he shall be found,H4672 and we will light on him as the dewH2919 fallsH5307 onH5921 the ground:H127 and of him and of allH3605 the menH582 that are with him there shall not be leftH3498 soH1571 muchH1571 as one.H259
Moreover,H518 ifH518 he be gottenH622 intoH413 a city,H5892 then shall allH3605 IsraelH3478 bringH5375 ropesH2256 to that city,H5892 and we will drawH5498 it intoH5704 the river,H5158 untilH5704 H834 there be not oneH1571 smallH6872 stoneH6872 found there.H8033
And AbsalomH53 and allH3605 the menH376 of IsraelH3478 said,H559 The counselH6098 of HushaiH2365 the ArchiteH757 is betterH2896 than the counselH6098 of Ahithophel.H302 For the LORDH3068 had appointedH6680 to defeatH6565 the goodH2896 counselH6098 of Ahithophel,H302 to the intentH5668 that the LORDH3068 might bringH935 evilH7451 on Absalom.H53
Then saidH559 HushaiH2365 to ZadokH6659 and to AbiatharH54 the priests,H3548 ThusH2063 and thusH2063 did AhithophelH302 counselH3289 AbsalomH53 and the eldersH2205 of Israel;H3478 and thusH2063 and thusH2063 have I counceled.H3289
NowH6258 therefore sendH7971 quickly,H4120 and tellH5046 David,H1732 saying,H559 LodgeH3885 not this nightH3915 in the plainsH6160 of the wilderness,H4057 but speedilyH5674 passH5674 over;H5674 lestH6435 the kingH4428 be swallowedH1104 up, and allH3605 the peopleH5971 that are with him.
Now JonathanH3083 and AhimaazH290 stayedH5975 by Enrogel;H5883 for they mightH3201 not be seenH7200 to comeH935 into the city:H5892 and a wenchH8198 wentH1980 and toldH5046 them; and they wentH3212 and toldH5046 kingH4428 David.H1732
Nevertheless a ladH5288 sawH7200 them, and toldH5046 Absalom:H53 but they wentH3212 bothH8147 of them away quickly,H4120 and cameH935 to a man'sH376 houseH1004 in Bahurim,H980 which had a wellH875 in his court;H2691 whereH8033 they wentH3381 down.H3381
And the womanH802 tookH3947 and spreadH6566 a coveringH4539 overH5921 the well'sH875 mouth,H6310 and spreadH7849 groundH7383 cornH7383 thereon;H5921 and the thingH1697 was not known.H3045
And when Absalom'sH53 servantsH5650 cameH935 to the womanH802 to the house,H1004 they said,H559 WhereH346 is AhimaazH290 and Jonathan?H3083 And the womanH802 saidH559 to them, They be goneH5674 overH5674 the brookH4323 of water.H4325 And when they had soughtH1245 and could not findH4672 them, they returnedH7725 to Jerusalem.H3389
And it cameH1961 to pass, afterH310 they were departed,H3212 that they cameH5927 up out of the well,H875 and wentH3212 and toldH5046 kingH4428 David,H1732 and saidH559 to David,H1732 Arise,H6965 and passH5674 quicklyH4120 overH5674 the water:H4325 for thusH3602 has AhithophelH302 counceledH3289 againstH5921 you.
Then DavidH1732 arose,H6965 and allH3605 the peopleH5971 that were with him, and they passedH5674 overH5674 Jordan:H3383 by the morningH1242 lightH216 there lackedH5737 not oneH259 of them that was not goneH5674 overH5674 Jordan.H3383
And when AhithophelH302 sawH7200 that his counselH6098 was not followed,H6213 he saddledH2280 his ass,H2543 and arose,H6965 and gotH3212 him homeH1004 to his house,H1004 to his city,H5892 and put his householdH1004 in order,H6680 and hangedH2614 himself, and died,H4191 and was buriedH6912 in the sepulcherH6913 of his father.H1
Then DavidH1732 cameH935 to Mahanaim.H4266 And AbsalomH53 passedH5674 overH5674 Jordan,H3383 he and allH3605 the menH376 of IsraelH3478 with him.
And AbsalomH53 madeH7760 AmasaH6021 captainH5921 of the hostH6635 insteadH8478 of Joab:H3097 which AmasaH6021 was a man'sH376 son,H1121 whose nameH8034 was IthraH3501 an Israelite,H3481 that wentH935 in to AbigailH26 the daughterH1323 of Nahash,H5176 sisterH269 to ZeruiahH6870 Joab'sH3097 mother.H517
So IsraelH3478 and AbsalomH53 pitchedH2583 in the landH776 of Gilead.H1568
And it cameH1961 to pass, when DavidH1732 was comeH935 to Mahanaim,H4266 that ShobiH7629 the sonH1121 of NahashH5176 of RabbahH7237 of the childrenH1121 of Ammon,H5983 and MachirH4353 the sonH1121 of AmmielH5988 of Lodebar,H3810 and BarzillaiH1271 the GileaditeH1569 of Rogelim,H7274
BroughtH5066 beds,H4904 and basins,H5592 and earthenH3335 vessels,H3627 and wheat,H2406 and barley,H8184 and flour,H7058 and parchedH7039 corn, and beans,H6321 and lentils,H5742 and parchedH7039 vegetables,
And honey,H1706 and butter,H2529 and sheep,H6629 and cheeseH8194 of cows,H1241 for David,H1732 and for the peopleH5971 that were with him, to eat:H398 for they said,H559 The peopleH5971 is hungry,H7456 and weary,H5889 and thirsty,H6771 in the wilderness.H4057