2 Samuel 17:3
Good News Translation
and then bring back all his men to you, like a bride returning to her husband. You want to kill only one man; the rest of the people will be safe."

Contemporary English Version
since he's the one you want to get rid of. Then I'll bring the whole nation back to you like a bride coming home to her husband. This way there won't be a civil war.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will bring back all the people, as if they were but one man: for thou seekest but one man: and all the people shall be in peace.

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And I will bring back all the people, as if they were but one man: for thou seekest but one man: and all the people shall be in peace.

I will bring

2 Samuel 3:21 And Abner said to David: I will rise, that I may gather all Israel unto thee my lord the king, and may enter into a league with thee, and that thou mayst reign over all as thy soul desireth. Now when David had brought Abner on his way, and he was gone in peace,

shall be

Isaiah 48:22 There is no peace to the wicked, saith the Lord.

Isaiah 57:21 There is no peace to the wicked, saith the Lord God.

1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say: Peace and security; then shall sudden destruction come upon them, as the pains upon her that is with child, and they shall not escape.

Context
Hushai Counters Ahithophel's Advice
2And coming upon him (for he is now weary, and weak handed) I will defeat him: and when all the people is put to flight that is with him, I will kill the king who will be left alone. 3And I will bring back all the people, as if they were but one man: for thou seekest but one man: and all the people shall be in peace.4And his saying pleased Absalom, and all the ancients of Israel.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 17:4
And his saying pleased Absalom, and all the ancients of Israel.

Jeremiah 6:14
And they healed the breach of the daughter of my people disgracefully, saying: Peace, peace: and there was no peace.

Additional Translations
and bring all the people back to you. When everyone returns except the man you seek, all the people will be at peace.”And I will bring back all the people to you: the man whom you seek is as if all returned: so all the people shall be in peace.

and I will bring back all the people unto thee: the man whom thou seekest is as if all returned:'so all the people shall be in peace.

And I will bring back all the people to thee, as a bride returns to her husband: only thou seekest the life of one man, and all the people shall have peace.

and I will bring back all the people to thee. The man whom thou seekest is as if all returned: all the people shall be in peace.

and I will bring back all the people unto thee: the man whom thou seekest is as if all returned: so all the people shall be in peace.

And I will bring back all the people to thee: the man whom thou seekest is as if all returned: so all the people shall be in peace.

and I will bring back all the people to you. The man whom you seek is as if all returned. All the people shall be in peace."

and I bring back all the people unto thee -- as the turning back of the whole is the man whom thou art seeking -- all the people are peace.
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