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So I advise that all Israel be gathered together to you, from Dan to Beer-sheba, as the sand that is by the sea for multitude, and that you go to battle in your own person. Bible other translations

“and that you go to battle in your own person.” Hushai advised Absalom to go in person to the battle, while Ahithophel advised that Absalom remain in Jerusalem while Ahithophel himself pursues David (2 Sam. 17:1, 3). Hushai likely rightly thought that if Absalom went into battle he would die there, which he did, and Absalom’s death would put an end to the rebellion.


Commentary for: 2 Samuel 17:11