17:1 Ahithophel said to Absalom, “Let me pick out twelve thousand men. Then I will go and pursue David this very night.
2 Samuel 17:14Context
17:14 Then Absalom and all the men of Israel said, “The advice of Hushai the Arkite sounds better than the advice of Ahithophel.” Now the Lord had decided 1 to frustrate the sound advice of Ahithophel, so that the Lord could bring disaster on Absalom.
1 tn Heb “commanded.”