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2 Samuel 17:6

6 When Hushai came to him, Absalom said, “Ahithophel has given this advice. Should we do what he says? If not, give us your opinion.”

Read 2 Samuel 17:6 Using Other Translations

And when Hushai was come to Absalom, Absalom spake unto him, saying, Ahithophel hath spoken after this manner: shall we do after his saying? if not; speak thou.
And when Hushai came to Absalom, Absalom said to him, "Thus has Ahithophel spoken; shall we do as he says? If not, you speak."
When Hushai arrived, Absalom told him what Ahithophel had said. Then he asked, “What is your opinion? Should we follow Ahithophel’s advice? If not, what do you suggest?”

What does 2 Samuel 17:6 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Samuel 17:6

And when Hushai was come to Absalom
Into the council chamber, very probably:

Absalom spake unto him, saying, Ahithophel hath spoken after this
manner;
and then related the counsel he had given as before:

shall we do [after] his saying?
is it right to proceed on this scheme, and carry it into execution?

if not, speak thou;
thy mind freely, without any reserve, or fear of giving any offence.

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