New Living Translation
"I'm here because I belong to the man who is chosen by the LORD and by all the men of Israel," Hushai replied.
King James Bible
And Hushai said unto Absalom, Nay; but whom the LORD, and this people, and all the men of Israel, choose, his will I be, and with him will I abide.
Darby Bible Translation
And Hushai said to Absalom, No; but whom Jehovah, and this people, and all the men of Israel choose, his will I be, and with him will I abide.
World English Bible
Hushai said to Absalom, "No; but whoever Yahweh, and this people, and all the men of Israel have chosen, his will I be, and with him I will stay.
Young's Literal Translation
And Hushai saith unto Absalom, 'Nay, for he whom Jehovah hath chosen, and this people, even all the men of Israel, his I am, and with him I abide;
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Commentary2 Samuel 16:18 Parallel Commentaries
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 16:17
"Is this the way you treat your friend David?" Absalom asked him. "Why aren't you with him?"
2 Samuel 16:19
"And anyway, why shouldn't I serve you? Just as I was your father's adviser, now I will be your adviser!"
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