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2 Samuel 15:12-14

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15:12 While he was offering sacrifices, Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David’s adviser, 1  to come from his city, Giloh. 2  The conspiracy was gaining momentum, and the people were starting to side with Absalom.

David Flees from Jerusalem

15:13 Then a messenger came to David and reported, “The men of Israel are loyal to Absalom!” 3  15:14 So David said to all his servants who were with him in Jerusalem, 4  “Come on! 5  Let’s escape! 6  Otherwise no one will be delivered from Absalom! Go immediately, or else he will quickly overtake us and bring 7  disaster on us and kill the city’s residents with the sword.” 8 

1 tn Traditionally, “counselor,” but this term is more often associated with psychological counseling today, so “adviser” was used in the translation instead.

2 tn Heb “Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, the adviser of David, from his city, from Giloh, while he was sacrificing.” It is not entirely clear who (Absalom or Ahithophel) was offering the sacrifices.

3 tn Heb “the heart of the men of Israel is with Absalom.”

4 map For location see Map5 B1; Map6 F3; Map7 E2; Map8 F2; Map10 B3; JP1 F4; JP2 F4; JP3 F4; JP4 F4.

5 tn Heb “Arise!”

6 tn Heb “let’s flee.”

7 tn Heb “thrust.”

8 tn Heb “and strike the city with the edge of the sword.”



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