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2 Samuel 17:1

    2 Samuel 17:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Moreover Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Let me now choose out twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue after David this night:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Moreover Ahithophel said to Absalom, Let me now choose out twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue after David this night:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Moreover Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Let me now choose out twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue after David this night:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then Ahithophel said to Absalom, Let me take out twelve thousand men and this very night I will go after David:

    Webster's Revision

    Moreover Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Let me now choose out twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue after David this night:

    World English Bible

    Moreover Ahithophel said to Absalom, "Let me now choose twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue after David tonight.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Moreover Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Let me now choose out twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue after David this night:

    Definitions for 2 Samuel 17:1

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Samuel 17:1

    Let me now choose out twelve thousand men - Had this counsel been followed, David and his little troop would soon have been destroyed; nothing but the miraculous interposition of God could have saved them. Twelve thousand chosen troops coming against him, in his totally unprepared state, would have soon settled the business of the kingdom. Ahithophel well saw that, this advice neglected, all was lost.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Samuel 17:1

    This night - The night of the day on which David fled, and Absalom entered into Jerusalem. Ahithophel's idea was to fall upon David by surprise, and in the first confusion of the surprised army to seize and kill David only.