Absalom Enters Jerusalem
h Now Absalom and all the people, the men of Israel, came to Jerusalem, and Ahithophel with him.
And when Hushai the Archite, h David's friend, came to Absalom, Hushai said to Absalom, i "Long live the king! Long live the king!"
And Absalom said to Hushai, "Is this your loyalty to your friend? j Why did you not go with your friend?"
And Hushai said to Absalom, "No, for whom the Lord and this people and all the men of Israel have chosen, his I will be, and with him I will remain.
And again, k whom should I serve? Should it not be his son? As I have served your father, so I will serve you."
Then Absalom said to Ahithophel, "Give your counsel. What shall we do?"
Ahithophel said to Absalom, "Go in to l your father's concubines, whom he has left to keep the house, and all Israel will hear that you have made yourself a stench to your father, and m the hands of all who are with you will be strengthened."
So they pitched a tent for Absalom n on the roof. And Absalom went in to his father's concubines o in the sight of all Israel.
Now in those days the counsel that Ahithophel gave was as if one consulted the word of God; so was all the counsel of Ahithophel esteemed, p both by David and by Absalom.
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2 Samuel 15:37
So Hushai, David's friend, came into the city, just as Absalom was entering Jerusalem.
2 Samuel 16:15
Now Absalom and all the people, the men of Israel, came to Jerusalem, and Ahithophel with him.
1 Samuel 10:24
And Samuel said to all the people, "Do you see him whom the Lord has chosen? There is none like him among all the people." And all the people shouted, "Long live the king!
1 Kings 1:25
For he has gone down this day and has sacrificed oxen, fattened cattle, and sheep in abundance, and has invited all the king's sons, the commanders of the army, and Abiathar the priest. And behold, they are eating and drinking before him, and saying, 'Long live King Adonijah!
1 Kings 1:39
There Zadok the priest took the horn of oil from the tent and anointed Solomon. Then they blew the trumpet, and all the people said, "Long live King Solomon!
2 Kings 11:12
Then he brought out the king's son and put the crown on him and gave him the testimony. And they proclaimed him king and anointed him, and they clapped their hands and said, "Long live the king!
2 Samuel 19:25
And when he came to Jerusalem to meet the king, the king said to him, "Why did you not go with me, Mephibosheth?
2 Samuel 15:34
But if you return to the city and say to Absalom, 'I will be your servant, O king; as I have been your father's servant in time past, so now I will be your servant,' then you will defeat for me the counsel of Ahithophel.
2 Samuel 15:16
So the king went out, and all his household after him. And the king left ten concubines to keep the house.
2 Samuel 20:3
And David came to his house at Jerusalem. And the king took the ten concubines whom he had left to care for the house and put them in a house under guard and provided for them, but did not go in to them. So they were shut up until the day of their death, living as if in widowhood.
2 Samuel 2:7
Now therefore let your hands be strong, and be valiant, for Saul your lord is dead, and the house of Judah has anointed me king over them.
Thus says the Lord of hosts: "Let your hands be strong, you who in these days have been hearing these words from the mouth of the prophets who were present on the day that the foundation of the house of the Lord of hosts was laid, that the temple might be built.
And as you have been a byword of cursing among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so will I save you, and you shall be a blessing. Fear not, but let your hands be strong.
1 Samuel 9:25
And when they came down from the high place into the city, a bed was spread for Saul on the roof, and he lay down to sleep.
2 Samuel 12:11 - 12
Thus says the Lord, 'Behold, I will raise up evil against you out of your own house. And I will take your wives before your eyes and give them to your neighbor, and he shall lie with your wives in the sight of this sun.
2 Samuel 15:12
And while Absalom was offering the sacrifices, he sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counselor, from his city Giloh. And the conspiracy grew strong, and the people with Absalom kept increasing.