Then Hushai1 the Arkite, David's friend, went to Absalom and said to him, "Long live the king! Long live the king!"
References for 2 Samuel 16:16
Absalom asked Hushai, "Is this the love you show your friend? Why didn't you go with your friend?"2
References for 2 Samuel 16:17
Hushai said to Absalom, "No, the one chosen by the LORD, by these people, and by all the men of Israel--his I will be, and I will remain with him.