2 Samuel 15:31-37 NIV

31 Now David had been told, “Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom.” So David prayed, “LORD, turn Ahithophel’s counsel into foolishness.”

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32 When David arrived at the summit, where people used to worship God, Hushai the Arkite was there to meet him, his robe torn and dust on his head.

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33 David said to him, “If you go with me, you will be a burden to me.

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34 But if you return to the city and say to Absalom, ‘Your Majesty, I will be your servant; I was your father’s servant in the past, but now I will be your servant,’ then you can help me by frustrating Ahithophel’s advice.

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35 Won’t the priests Zadok and Abiathar be there with you? Tell them anything you hear in the king’s palace.

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36 Their two sons, Ahimaaz son of Zadok and Jonathan son of Abiathar, are there with them. Send them to me with anything you hear.”

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37 So Hushai, David’s confidant, arrived at Jerusalem as Absalom was entering the city.

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