And [hast thou] not there with thee Zadok and Abiathar the
&c.] To assist in forming schemes directly opposite to Ahithophel's, or to whom he could communicate the secrets of Absalom's court:
therefore it shall be [that] what thing soever thou shalt hear out of
the king's house;
Absalom's, who had now, at possession of the house and palace of David:
thou shalt tell [it] to Zadok and Abiathar the priests;
to whom he might have recourse without suspicion, pretending he had business with them as priests, on religious accounts, to offer sacrifices for him, &c.