2 Samuel 17:8

Overview - 2 Samuel 17
Ahithophel's counsel is overthrown by Hushai's, according to God's appointment.
15 Secret intelligence is sent unto David.
23 Ahithophel hangs himself.
25 Amasa is made captain.
27 David at Mahanaim is furnished with provisions.
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2 Samuel 17:8  (King James Version)
For, said Hushai, thou knowest thy father and his men, that they be mighty men, and they be chafed in their minds, as a bear robbed of her whelps in the field: and thy father is a man of war, and will not lodge with the people.
 


mighty men
15:18 21:18-22 2 Samuel 23:8 2 Samuel 23:9 2 Samuel 23:16 2 Samuel 23:18 2 Samuel 23:20-22 1 Samuel 16:18 ; 1 Samuel 17:34-36 1 Samuel 17:50
1 Chronicles 11:25-47 ; Hebrews 11:32-34

chafed in their minds
Hebrew bitter of soul.
Judges 18:25

as a bear
2 Kings 2:24 ; Proverbs 17:12 ; 28:15 Daniel 7:5 ; Hosea 13:8

thy father is
1 Samuel 23:23
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