2 Samuel 16:23
Text Analysis
6098 [e]וַעֲצַ֣ת
And the adviceConj-w | N-fsc
302 [e]אֲחִיתֹ֗פֶל
of AhithophelN-proper-ms
834 [e]אֲשֶׁ֤ר
3289 [e]יָעַץ֙
he gaveV-Qal-Perf-3ms
3117 [e]בַּיָּמִ֣ים
in daysPrep-b, Art | N-mp
1992 [e]הָהֵ֔ם
thoseArt | Pro-3mp
834 [e]כַּאֲשֶׁ֥ר
[was] as ifPrep-k | Pro-r
7592 [e]יִשְׁאַל־
had inquiredV-Qal-Imperf-3ms
376 [e](אִ֖ישׁ)
concubines oneN-fpc
1697 [e]בִּדְבַ֣ר
at the oraclePrep-b | N-msc
430 [e]הָאֱלֹהִ֑ים
of GodArt | N-mp
3651 [e]כֵּ֚ן
3605 [e]כָּל־
[was] allN-msc
6098 [e]עֲצַ֣ת
the adviceN-fsc
302 [e]אֲחִיתֹ֔פֶל
of AhithophelN-proper-ms
1571 [e]גַּם־
1732 [e]לְדָוִ֖ד
with DavidPrep-l | N-proper-ms
1571 [e]גַּ֥ם
53 [e]לְאַבְשָׁלֹֽם׃
with AbsalomPrep-l | N-proper-ms

Hebrew Texts
שמואל ב 16:23 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַעֲצַ֣ת אֲחִיתֹ֗פֶל אֲשֶׁ֤ר יָעַץ֙ בַּיָּמִ֣ים הָהֵ֔ם כַּאֲשֶׁ֥ר יִשְׁאַל־ (אִ֖ישׁ ק) בִּדְבַ֣ר הָאֱלֹהִ֑ים כֵּ֚ן כָּל־עֲצַ֣ת אֲחִיתֹ֔פֶל גַּם־לְדָוִ֖ד גַּ֥ם לְאַבְשָׁלֹֽם׃ ס

שמואל ב 16:23 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ועצת אחיתפל אשר יעץ בימים ההם כאשר ישאל־ (איש ק) בדבר האלהים כן כל־עצת אחיתפל גם־לדוד גם לאבשלם׃ ס

שמואל ב 16:23 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ועצת אחיתפל אשר יעץ בימים ההם כאשר ישאל־ (איש ק) בדבר האלהים כן כל־עצת אחיתפל גם־לדוד גם לאבשלם׃ ס

שמואל ב 16:23 Hebrew Bible
ועצת אחיתפל אשר יעץ בימים ההם כאשר ישאל בדבר האלהים כן כל עצת אחיתפל גם לדוד גם לאבשלם׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
The advice of Ahithophel, which he gave in those days, was as if one inquired of the word of God; so was all the advice of Ahithophel regarded by both David and Absalom.

King James Bible
And the counsel of Ahithophel, which he counselled in those days, was as if a man had inquired at the oracle of God: so was all the counsel of Ahithophel both with David and with Absalom.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now the advice Ahithophel gave in those days was like someone asking about a word from God--such was the regard that both David and Absalom had for Ahithophel's advice.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

as if

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oracle of God [heb] word of God

Psalm 19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony …

so was The first counsel of this sagacious but wicked man to Absalom was more like an {oracle of Satan}, both for subtlety and atrocity. He advised the shameless measure just detailed, in order to establish Absalom, and to preclude the possibility of a reconciliation with David. The wives of a conquered king were always the property of the conqueror; and in possessing these he appeared to possess the right to the kingdom.

all the counsel

2 Samuel 17:14,23 And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, The counsel of Hushai …

Job 5:12 He disappoints the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot …

Job 28:28 And to man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; …

Jeremiah 4:22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are silly …

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Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord …

Luke 16:8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely…

Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

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