Search the Bible
* powered by Bible Study Tools

2 Samuel 16:23

    2 Samuel 16:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the counsel of Ahithophel, which he counceled 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.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    In those days the opinions of Ahithophel were valued as highly as if through him a man might get direction from God; so were they valued by David as much as by Absalom.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

    The counsel of Ahithophel, which he gave in those days, was as if a man inquired at the oracle of God: so was all the counsel of Ahithophel both with David and with Absalom.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for 2 Samuel 16:23

    Oracle - The inner santuary; "Holy of Holies".
    Oracle - A declaration; something uttered.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Samuel 16:23

    16:23 The counsel, and c. - It was received by the people with equal veneration, and was usually attended with as certain success. Which is mentioned as the reason why a counsel which had so ill a face, should meet with such general approbation.