2 Samuel 16:17

“And Absalom said to Hushai, Is this thy kindness to thy friend? why wentest thou not with thy friend?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Absalom said to Hushai, Is this thy kindnesse to thy friend? Why wentest thou not with thy friend?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Absalom said to Hushai, "Is this your loyalty to your friend? Why did you not go with your friend?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Absalom said to Hushai, Is this thy kindness to thy friend? why wentest thou not with thy friend?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Absalom said, Is this your love for your friend? why did you not go with your friend?
- Basic English Bible

And Absalom said to Hushai, Is this thy kindness to thy friend? why didst thou not go with thy friend?
- Darby Bible

And Absalom said to Hushai, Is this thy kindness to thy friend? why wentest thou not with thy friend?
- Webster's Bible

Absalom said to Hushai, "Is this your kindness to your friend? Why didn't you go with your friend?"
- World English Bible

And Absalom saith unto Hushai, `This thy kindness with thy friend! why hast thou not gone with thy friend?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Absalom said to Hushai: 'Is this thy kindness to thy friend? why wentest thou not with thy friend?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Samuel 16:17


16:17 Is this - Doth this action answer that profession of friendship which thou hast hitherto made to him? He speaks thus only to try him. And he saith, thy friend, by way of reflection upon David; as one who was a friend to Hushai, and to strangers but not to his own son, whom, by his severity he provoked to this course; and therefore he doth not vouchsafe to call him his father.


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