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1 When David had passed a little beyond the summit, Meribbaal's retainer, Ziba, met him with a pair of donkeys, saddled and laden with two hundred loaves of bread, a hundred bunches of raisins, a hundred of the season's fruits, and a skin of wine.
1Sam 25:18  2Sam 15:32  2Sam 9:2-13  2Sam 15:30  Prov 29:4-5  1Chr 12:40  1Sam 10:3 

2 The king said to Ziba, 'What are you going to do with that?' 'The donkeys', Ziba replied, 'are for the king's family to ride, the bread and the fruit for the soldiers to eat, the wine is for drinking by those who get exhausted in the desert.'
2Sam 17:29  Judg 10:4  Judg 5:10  1Sam 14:28  1Sam 25:27  2Sam 15:1  2Sam 15:23 

3 The king asked 'And where is your master's son?' Ziba replied to the king, 'Why, he has stayed in Jerusalem because, he says, "Today, the House of Israel will give me back my father's kingdom." '
2Sam 9:9-10  1Tim 6:9-10  2Sam 19:24-30  Deut 19:18-19  Exod 20:16  Jude 1:11  Mic 7:5 

4 Then the king said to Ziba, 'Everything owned by Meribbaal is yours.' Ziba said, 'I prostrate myself! May I be worthy of your favour, my lord king!'
2Sam 14:4  2Sam 14:10-11  2Sam 14:22  Deut 19:15  Exod 23:8  Prov 18:13  Prov 18:17 

5 As David was reaching Bahurim, out came a man of the same clan as Saul's family. His name was Shimei son of Gera and, as he came, he uttered curse after curse
2Sam 3:16  1Kgs 2:8-9  Exod 22:28  1Kgs 2:36-46  1Sam 17:43  2Sam 17:18  2Sam 16:14 

6 and threw stones at David and at all King David's retinue, even though the whole army and all the champions formed an escort round the king on either side.

7 The words of his curse were these, 'Off with you, off with you, man of blood, scoundrel!
1Kgs 21:10  1Kgs 21:13  1Sam 2:12  1Sam 25:17  2Sam 3:37  2Sam 11:15-17  2Sam 12:9 

8 Yahweh has paid you back for all the spilt blood of the House of Saul whose sovereignty you have usurped; and Yahweh has transferred the sovereign power to Absalom your son. Now your wickedness has overtaken you, man of blood that you are.'
2Sam 1:16  1Kgs 2:32-33  2Sam 3:28-29  Judg 9:24  Judg 9:56-57  2Sam 4:8-12  2Sam 21:9 

9 Abishai son of Zeruiah said to the king, 'Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? Let me go over and cut his head off.'
2Sam 9:8  Exod 22:28  1Sam 24:14  2Sam 3:8  1Pet 2:17  1Sam 26:6-11  2Sam 3:30 

10 But the king replied, 'What concern is my business to you, sons of Zeruiah? Let him curse! If Yahweh has said to him, "Curse David!" what right has anyone to say, "Why have you done so?" '
2Sam 19:22  Rom 9:20  2Sam 3:39  John 18:11  1Kgs 2:5  1Kgs 22:21-23  1Pet 2:23 

11 David said to Abishai and all his retinue, 'Why, the son sprung from my own body is now seeking my life; all the more reason for this Benjaminite to do so! Let him curse on, if Yahweh has told him to!
2Chr 32:21  2Kgs 19:37  2Sam 7:2  2Sam 12:11-12  2Sam 17:1-4  Ezek 14:9  Ezek 20:25 

12 Perhaps Yahweh will look on my wretchedness and will repay me with good for his curses today.'
Deut 23:5  Rom 8:28  Exod 2:24-25  Heb 12:10  Ps 25:18  1Pet 4:12-19  2Cor 4:17 

13 So David and his men went on their way, and Shimei kept pace with him along the opposite mountainside, cursing as he went, throwing stones and flinging dust.
2Sam 16:5-6  Acts 23:23 

14 The king and all the people who were with him arrived exhausted at . . . . . . and there they drew breath.

15 Absalom entered Jerusalem with all the men of Israel; with him was Ahithophel.
2Sam 15:37  2Sam 15:12 

16 When Hushai the Archite, David's friend, reached Absalom, Hushai said to Absalom, 'Long live the king! Long live the king!'
1Sam 10:24  2Kgs 11:12  1Kgs 1:25  1Kgs 1:34  2Sam 15:37  Dan 2:4  Dan 5:10 

17 Absalom said to Hushai, 'Is this your faithful love for your friend? Why didn't you go away with your friend?'
2Sam 19:25  2Sam 15:32-37  Deut 32:6  Prov 17:17  Prov 18:24 

18 Hushai replied to Absalom, 'No, the man whom Yahweh and this people and all the men of Israel have chosen, he is the man for me, and with him will I stay!
1Sam 16:13  2Sam 5:1-3 

19 Besides, whom should I serve, if not his son? As I served your father, so shall I serve you.'
2Sam 15:34  1Sam 28:2  1Sam 29:8  Gal 2:13  Ps 55:21 

20 Absalom said to Ahithophel, 'Think carefully. What shall we do?'
Acts 4:23-28  Exod 1:10  Isa 8:10  Isa 29:15  Matt 27:1  Ps 2:2  Ps 37:12-13 

21 Ahithophel replied to Absalom, 'Go to your father's concubines whom he left to look after the palace; then all Israel will hear that you have thoroughly antagonised your father, and the resolution of all your supporters will be strengthened.'
2Sam 20:3  2Sam 15:16  2Sam 2:7  Zech 8:13  1Cor 5:1  1Kgs 2:17  1Kgs 2:22 

22 So a tent was pitched for Absalom on the flat roof and, with all Israel watching, Absalom went to his father's concubines.
2Sam 12:11-12  2Sam 15:16  2Sam 20:3  2Sam 11:2  Ezek 24:7  Isa 3:9  Jer 3:3 

23 At the time, whatever advice Ahithophel gave was treated like a decision obtained from God; as by David, so by Absalom, was all Ahithophel's advice regarded.
2Sam 15:12  2Sam 17:14  2Sam 17:23  1Cor 3:19-20  1Pet 4:11  1Sam 30:8  Eccl 10:1