2 Samuel 15:31-37 NIV

31 Now David had been told, "Ahithophel1 is among the conspirators with Absalom." So David prayed, "O LORD, turn Ahithophel's counsel into foolishness."

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32 When David arrived at the summit, where people used to worship God, Hushai2 the Arkite3 was there to meet him, his robe torn and dust4 on his head.

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33 David said to him, "If you go with me, you will be a burden5 to me.

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34 But if you return to the city and say to Absalom, 'I will be your servant, O king; I was your father's servant in the past, but now I will be your servant,'6 then you can help me by frustrating7 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.8

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36 Their two sons, Ahimaaz9 son of Zadok and Jonathan10 son of Abiathar, are there with them. Send them to me with anything you hear."

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37 So David's friend Hushai11 arrived at Jerusalem as Absalom12 was entering the city.

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