2 Samuel 17:14 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

2 Samuel 17:14, NIV: Absalom and all the men of Israel said, 'The advice of Hushai the Arkite is better than that of Ahithophel.' For the LORD had determined to frustrate the good advice of Ahithophel in order to bring disaster on Absalom.

2 Samuel 17:14, ESV: And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, “The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel.” For the LORD had ordained to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel, so that the LORD might bring harm upon Absalom.

2 Samuel 17:14, KJV: And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel. For the LORD had appointed to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel, to the intent that the LORD might bring evil upon Absalom.

2 Samuel 17:14, NASB: Then Absalom and all the men of Israel said, 'The advice of Hushai the Archite is better than the advice of Ahithophel.' For the LORD had ordained to foil the good advice of Ahithophel, in order for the LORD to bring disaster on Absalom.

2 Samuel 17:14, NLT: Then Absalom and all the men of Israel said, 'Hushai's advice is better than Ahithophel's.' For the LORD had determined to defeat the counsel of Ahithophel, which really was the better plan, so that he could bring disaster on Absalom!

2 Samuel 17:14, CSB: Since the Lord had decreed that Ahithophel's good advice be undermined in order to bring about Absalom's ruin, Absalom and all the men of Israel said, "The advice of Hushai the Archite is better than Ahithophel's advice."

What does 2 Samuel 17:14 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

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