New Living Translation
"Is this the way you treat your friend David?" Absalom asked him. "Why aren't you 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
16:17 Is this - Doth this action answer that profession of friendship which thou hast hitherto made to him? He speaks thus only to try him. And he saith, thy friend, by way of reflection upon David; as one who was a friend to Hushai, and to strangers but not to his own son, whom, by his severity he provoked to this course; and therefore he doth not vouchsafe to call him his father.
I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting. T hat which often passes amongst men for resolution, and the proof of a noble, courageous spirit, is, in reality, the effect of a weak and little mind. At least, it is chiefly owing to the presence of certain circumstances, which have a greater influence upon the conduct, than any inherent principle. Thus may persons who appear to set death and danger at defiance in the hour …
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1
Meditations for one that is Like to Die.
No Sorrow Like Messiah's Sorrow
2 Samuel 16:18
"I'm here because I belong to the man who is chosen by the LORD and by all the men of Israel," Hushai replied.
2 Samuel 19:25
"Why didn't you come with me, Mephibosheth?" the king asked him.
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