New International Version
David said to him, "If you go with me, you will be a burden to me.
King James Bible
Unto whom David said, If thou passest on with me, then thou shalt be a burden unto me:
Darby Bible Translation
And David said to him, If thou passest on with me, thou wilt be a burden to me;
World English Bible
David said to him, "If you pass on with me, then you will be a burden to me;
Young's Literal Translation
and David saith to him, 'If thou hast passed on with me then thou hast been on me for a burden,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Then thou shalt be a burden unto me - It appears that Hushai was not a warrior, but was a wise, prudent, and discreet man, who could well serve David by gaining him intelligence of Absalom's conspiracy; and he directs him to form a strict confederacy with the priests Zadok and Abiathar, and to make use of their sons as couriers between Jerusalem and David's place of retreat.
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'And the king's servants said unto the king, Behold, thy servants are ready to do whatsoever my lord the king shall appoint.'--2 SAMUEL xv. 15. We stand here at the darkest hour of King David's life. Bowed down by the consciousness of his past sin, and recognising in the rebellion of his favourite son the divine chastisement, his early courage and buoyant daring seem to have ebbed from him wholly. He is forsaken by the mass of his subjects, he is preparing to abandon Jerusalem, and to flee as an …
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2 Samuel 19:35
I am now eighty years old. Can I tell the difference between what is enjoyable and what is not? Can your servant taste what he eats and drinks? Can I still hear the voices of male and female singers? Why should your servant be an added burden to my lord the king?
2 Samuel 15:34
But if you return to the city and say to Absalom, 'Your Majesty, I will be your servant; I was your father's servant in the past, but now I will be your servant,' then you can help me by frustrating Ahithophel's advice.
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