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2 Samuel 15:31

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

Read 2 Samuel 15:31 Using Other Translations

And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O LORD, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness.
And it was told David, "Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom." And David said, "O LORD, please turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness."
When someone told David that his adviser Ahithophel was now backing Absalom, David prayed, “O LORD, let Ahithophel give Absalom foolish advice!”

What does 2 Samuel 15:31 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Samuel 15:31

And [one] told David
That came either from Hebron or from Jerusalem:

Ahithophel [is] among the conspirators with Absalom;
Absalom sent for him, and it seems he came to him, and continued with him, see ( 2 Samuel 15:12 ) ;

and David said, O Lord, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel
into foolishness;
either suffer him to give foolish counsel, or confound the schemes projected by him, and let them not be carried into execution; for God can, and sometimes does, disappoint crafty counsellors, that they cannot perform what they devise, but they are taken in their own craftiness, and their counsel is carried headlong, ( Job 5:12 Job 5:13 ) ; this prayer was answered, ( 2 Samuel 17:14 2 Samuel 17:23 ) .

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