2 Samuel 17:5
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New International Version
But Absalom said, "Summon also Hushai the Arkite, so we can hear what he has to say as well."

King James Bible
Then said Absalom, Call now Hushai the Archite also, and let us hear likewise what he saith.

Darby Bible Translation
And Absalom said, Call now Hushai the Archite also, and we will hear also what he says.

World English Bible
Then Absalom said, "Now call Hushai the Archite also, and let us hear likewise what he says."

Young's Literal Translation
And Absalom saith, 'Call, I pray thee, also for Hushai the Archite, and we hear what is in his mouth -- even he.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The man whom thou seekest is as if all returned - Only secure David, and all Israel will be on thy side. He is the soul of the whole; destroy him, and all the rest will submit.

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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 16:16-19 And it came to pass, when Hushai the Archite, David's friend, was come to Absalom, that Hushai said to Absalom, God save the king...

he saith [heb] is in his mouth

"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

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 15:32
When David arrived at the summit, where people used to worship God, Hushai the Arkite was there to meet him, his robe torn and dust on his head.

2 Samuel 17:4
This plan seemed good to Absalom and to all the elders of Israel.

2 Samuel 17:6
When Hushai came to him, Absalom said, "Ahithophel has given this advice. Should we do what he says? If not, give us your opinion."

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