32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High.(A) The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David,(B) 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom(C) will never end.”(D)

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and bring all the people back to you. The death of the man you seek will mean the return of all; all the people will be unharmed.” This plan seemed good to Absalom and to all the elders of Israel.

But Absalom said, “Summon also Hushai(A) the Arkite, so we can hear what he has to say as well.” When Hushai came to him, Absalom said, “Ahithophel has given this advice. Should we do what he says? If not, give us your opinion.”

Hushai replied to Absalom, “The advice Ahithophel has given is not good this time. You know your father and his men; they are fighters, and as fierce as a wild bear robbed of her cubs.(B) Besides, your father is an experienced fighter;(C) he will not spend the night with the troops.

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