16And it came to passe when Hushai the Archite, Dauids friend, was come vnto Absalom, that Hushai said vnto Absalom, God saue the king, God saue the king. 17And Absalom said to Hushai, Is this thy kindnesse to thy friend? Why wentest thou not with thy friend? 18And Hushai said vnto Absalom, Nay, but whom the Lord and this people, and all the men of Israel chuse, his will I bee, and with him will I abide.19And againe, whom should I serue? should I not serue in the presence of his sonne? as I haue serued in thy fathers presence, so will I be in thy presence. 20¶ Then said Absalom to Ahithophel, Giue counsell among you what we shall doe.