1 Ahithophel said to Absalom, “I woulda choose twelve thousand men and set out tonight in pursuit of David.

Read 2 Samuel 17:1 Using Other Translations

Moreover Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Let me now choose out twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue after David this night:
Moreover, Ahithophel said to Absalom, "Let me choose twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue David tonight.
Now Ahithophel urged Absalom, “Let me choose 12,000 men to start out after David tonight.