But howsoever ([said he]) let me run
Be it as it may, I beg I may have leave; and being so very importunate, it was granted:
and he said unto him, run;
since he would take no denial:
then Ahimaaz ran by the way of the plain, and overran Cushi;
who ran by the way of the mountains; which though the shorter way, that through the plain was easiest, and soonest run, though the longest.