2 Samuel 16:17
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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?'

2 Samuel 16:17 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Is this thy

Deuteronomy 32:6 Do you thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not he your father that has bought you? has he not made you...

why wentest

2 Samuel 15:32-37 And it came to pass, that when David was come to the top of the mount, where he worshipped God, behold...

2 Samuel 19:25 And it came to pass, when he was come to Jerusalem to meet the king, that the king said to him, Why went not you with me, Mephibosheth?

Proverbs 17:17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Proverbs 18:24 A man that has friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.

Library
But Although Patience be a virtue of the Mind...
8. But although patience be a virtue of the mind, yet partly the mind exercises it in the mind itself, partly in the body. In itself it exercises patience, when, the body remaining unhurt and untouched, the mind is goaded by any adversities or filthinesses of things or words, to do or to say something that is not expedient or not becoming, and patiently bears all evils that it may not itself commit any evil in work or word. By this patience we bear, even while we be sound in body, that in the midst
St. Augustine—On Patience

The Godly are in Some Sense Already Blessed
I proceed now to the second aphorism or conclusion, that the godly are in some sense already blessed. The saints are blessed not only when they are apprehended by God, but while they are travellers to glory. They are blessed before they are crowned. This seems a paradox to flesh and blood. What, reproached and maligned, yet blessed! A man that looks upon the children of God with a carnal eye and sees how they are afflicted, and like the ship in the gospel which was covered with waves' (Matthew 8:24),
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Cross References
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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