2 Samuel 16:20
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English Standard Version
Then Absalom said to Ahithophel, “Give your counsel. What shall we do?”

King James Bible
Then said Absalom to Ahithophel, Give counsel among you what we shall do.

American Standard Version
Then said Absalom to Ahithophel, Give your counsel what we shall do.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Absalom said to Achitophel: Consult what we are to do.

English Revised Version
Then said Absalom to Ahithophel, Give your counsel what we shall do.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then said Absalom to Ahithophel, Give counsel among you what we shall do.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The king came with his train, pursued in this manner, to Ayephim, and refreshed himself there. The context requires that Ayephim should be taken as the name of a place. If it were an appellative, signifying weary, there would be no information as to the place to which David came, and to which the word שׁם (there) distinctly refers. Bahurim cannot be the place alluded to, for the simple reason that, according to 2 Samuel 17:18, the place where David rested was a considerable distance beyond Bahurim, towards the Jordan, as we may see from the fact that it is stated there that the priests' sons, who were sent to carry information to David of what was occurring in Jerusalem, hid themselves in a well at Bahurim from the officers who were following them, and consequently had to go still further in order to convey the news to David; so that it is out of the question to supply this name from 2 Samuel 16:5. It is true that we never meet with the name Ayephim again; but this applies to many other places whose existence is not called in question.

(Note: The meaning of the word, wearied or weariness, does not warrant any conjectures, even though they should be more felicitous than that of Bttcher, who proposes to alter Ayephim into Ephraim, and assumes that there was a place of this name near Mahanaim, though without reflecting that the place where David rested was on this side of the Jordan, and somewhere near to Gilgal or Jericho (2 Samuel 17:16. and 2 Samuel 17:22).)

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Give counsel

Exodus 1:10 Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falls out any war...

Psalm 2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,

Psalm 37:12,13 The wicked plots against the just, and gnashes on him with his teeth...

Proverbs 21:30 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.

Isaiah 8:10 Take counsel together, and it shall come to nothing; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.

Isaiah 29:15 Woe to them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who sees us?...

Matthew 27:1 When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:

Acts 4:23-28 And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them...

Cross References
2 Samuel 16:19
And again, whom should I serve? Should it not be his son? As I have served your father, so I will serve you."

2 Samuel 16:21
Ahithophel said to Absalom, "Go in to your father's concubines, whom he has left to keep the house, and all Israel will hear that you have made yourself a stench to your father, and the hands of all who are with you will be strengthened."

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