New International Version
So Hushai, David's confidant, arrived at Jerusalem as Absalom was entering the city.
King James Bible
So Hushai David's friend came into the city, and Absalom came into Jerusalem.
Darby Bible Translation
And Hushai David's friend came into the city, and Absalom came into Jerusalem.
World English Bible
So Hushai, David's friend, came into the city; and Absalom came into Jerusalem.
Young's Literal Translation
And Hushai, David's friend, cometh in to the city, and Absalom cometh in to Jerusalem.
2 Samuel 15:37 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Absalom came into Jerusalem - It is very probable that he and his partisans were not far from the city when David left it, and this was one reason which caused him to hurry his departure.
Reader, behold in the case of David a sad vicissitude of human affairs, and a fearful proof of their instability. Behold a king, the greatest that ever lived, a profound politician, an able general, a brave soldier, a poet of the most sublime genius and character, a prophet of the Most High God, and the deliverer of his country, driven from his dominions by his own son, abandoned by his fickle people, and for a time even by his God! See in his desolate state that there is none so exalted that God cannot abase, and none so abased that God cannot exalt. He was forsaken for a time, and his enemies triumphed; God returned, and his enemies were confounded. His crime, it is true, was great and God had declared by Nathan what had now come to pass. God is just, and in numberless instances sees right to show his displeasure even at those sins which his mercy has forgiven. In all cases it is a fearful and bitter thing to sin against the Lord.
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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 16:15
Meanwhile, Absalom and all the men of Israel came to Jerusalem, and Ahithophel was with him.
2 Samuel 16:16
Then Hushai the Arkite, David's confidant, went to Absalom and said to him, "Long live the king! Long live the king!"
1 Chronicles 27:33
Ahithophel was the king's counselor. Hushai the Arkite was the king's confidant.
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