2 Samuel 17:2
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New International Version
I would attack him while he is weary and weak. I would strike him with terror, and then all the people with him will flee. I would strike down only the king

King James Bible
And I will come upon him while he is weary and weak handed, and will make him afraid: and all the people that are with him shall flee; and I will smite the king only:

Darby Bible Translation
and I will come upon him while he is weary and weak-handed, and will make him afraid; and all the people that are with him shall flee; and I will smite the king only;

World English Bible
I will come on him while he is weary and exhausted, and will make him afraid. All the people who are with him shall flee. I will strike the king only;

Young's Literal Translation
and come upon him, and he weary and feeble-handed, and I have caused him to tremble, and all the people have fled who are with him, and I have smitten the king by himself,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Let me now choose out twelve thousand men - Had this counsel been followed, David and his little troop would soon have been destroyed; nothing but the miraculous interposition of God could have saved them. Twelve thousand chosen troops coming against him, in his totally unprepared state, would have soon settled the business of the kingdom. Ahithophel well saw that, this advice neglected, all was lost.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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2 Samuel 16:14 And the king, and all the people that were with him, came weary, and refreshed themselves there.

Deuteronomy 25:18 How he met you by the way, and smote the hindmost of you, even all that were feeble behind you, when you were faint and weary...

I will smite

1 Kings 22:31 But the king of Syria commanded his thirty and two captains that had rule over his chariots, saying, Fight neither with small nor great...

Zechariah 13:7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, said the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd...

Matthew 21:38 But when the farmers saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him...

Matthew 26:31 Then said Jesus to them, All you shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd...

John 11:50 Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.

John 18:4-8 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come on him, went forth, and said to them, Whom seek you...

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"The King Kissed Barzillai. " 2 Sam. xix. 39
And no wonder, for David could appreciate a real man when he saw him, and so does David's Lord. I.--LOYALTY IS PRECIOUS TO THE KING OF KINGS. In the days when the son of Jesse had but few friends, it was a precious thing to be treated in the style Barzillai and his neighbours entertained him (see 2 Sam. xvii. 27-29). They were rich farmers, and had land which brought forth with abundance, so were able to act with princely hospitality to the fugitive monarch. But plenty may live with avarice, and
Thomas Champness—Broken Bread

Continued.
In addition to the psalms already considered, which are devoted to the devout contemplation of nature, and stand in close connection with David's early days, there still remains one universally admitted to be his. The twenty-ninth psalm, like both the preceding, has to do with the glory of God as revealed in the heavens, and with earth only as the recipient of skyey influences; but while these breathed the profoundest tranquillity, as they watched the silent splendour of the sun, and the peace of
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David

Cross References
2 Samuel 16:14
The king and all the people with him arrived at their destination exhausted. And there he refreshed himself.

2 Samuel 17:1
Ahithophel said to Absalom, "I would choose twelve thousand men and set out tonight in pursuit of David.

1 Kings 22:31
Now the king of Aram had ordered his thirty-two chariot commanders, "Do not fight with anyone, small or great, except the king of Israel."

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