2 Samuel 16:17
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New American Standard Bible
Absalom said to Hushai, "Is this your loyalty to your friend? Why did you not go with your friend?"

King James Bible
And Absalom said to Hushai, Is this thy kindness to thy friend? why wentest thou not with thy friend?

Darby Bible Translation
And Absalom said to Hushai, Is this thy kindness to thy friend? why didst thou not go with thy friend?

World English Bible
Absalom said to Hushai, "Is this your kindness to your friend? Why didn't you go with your friend?"

Young's Literal Translation
And Absalom saith unto Hushai, 'This thy kindness with thy friend! why hast thou not gone with thy friend?'

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David and Jonathan's Son
'And David said, is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan's sake? 2. And there was of the house of Saul a servant whose name was Ziba. And when they had called him unto David, the king said unto him, Art thou Ziba? And he said, Thy servant is he. 3. And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet. 4. And the
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Importance in Luke's History of the Story of the Birth of Christ
IT needs no proof that Luke attached the highest importance to this part of his narrative. That Jesus was indicated from the beginning as the Messiah -- though not a necessary part of his life and work, and wholly omitted by Mark and only briefly indicated in mystical language by John -- was a highly interesting and important fact in itself, and could not fail to impress the historian. The elaboration and detail of the first two chapters of the Gospel form a sufficient proof that Luke recognized
Sir William Mitchell Ramsay—Was Christ Born in Bethlehem?

Cross References
2 Samuel 16:18
Then Hushai said to Absalom, "No! For whom the LORD, this people, and all the men of Israel have chosen, his I will be, and with him I will remain.

2 Samuel 19:25
It was when he came from Jerusalem to meet the king, that the king said to him, "Why did you not go with me, Mephibosheth?"

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