New International Version
Absalom said to Hushai, "So this is the love you show your friend? If he's your friend, why didn't you go with him?"
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The men of Israel - These words are wanting in the Chaldee, Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate, and Arabic, and in two of Kennicott's and De Rossi's MSS.
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2 Samuel 16:18
Hushai said to Absalom, "No, the one chosen by the LORD, by these people, and by all the men of Israel--his I will be, and I will remain with him.
2 Samuel 19:25
When he came from Jerusalem to meet the king, the king asked him, "Why didn't you go with me, Mephibosheth?"
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