2 SAMUEL 16:9-23
16:9 Then Abishai the son of Zeruiah said to the king, Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? Let me go over and take off his head.
16:10 But the king said, What have I to do with you, you sons of Zeruiah? If he curses, and if Jehovah has told him to curse David, who then can say, Why have you done so?
16:11 And David said to Abishai and all his servants, Now my son, who came forth from my body, seeks my life; how much more then this Benjaminite will do so. Leave him alone and let him curse, for Jehovah has told him to do so.
16:12 It may be that Jehovah will look on the wrong done to me and that Jehovah will repay me with good for his cursing on this day.
16:13 And David and his men went on their way. And Shimei went along the hillside opposite him, cursing as he went; and he threw stones at him and cast dust upon him.
16:14 And the king and all the people who were with him arrived weary, and he refreshed himself there.
16:15 Meanwhile Absalom and all the people, the men of Israel, came to Jerusalem; and Ahithophel was with him.
16:16 And when Hushai the Archite, David’s friend, came to Absalom, Hushai said to Absalom, Long live the king! Long live the king!
16:17 And Absalom said to Hushai, Is this your kindness to your friend? Why did you not go with your friend?
16:18 And Hushai said to Absalom, No; but the one whom Jehovah and this people and all the men of Israel choose, his will I be, and with him will I dwell.
16:19 Furthermore, whom should I serve? Should it not be in the presence of his son? As I served in the presence of your father, so will I be in your presence.
16:20 Then Absalom said to Ahithophel, Give your counsel as to what we should do.
16:21 And Ahithophel said to Absalom, Go in unto your father’s concubines whom he left to keep the house, and all Israel will hear that you have made yourself abhorrent to your father; then the hands of all those who are with you will be strong.
16:22 So they spread a tent for Absalom upon the roof, and Absalom went in unto his father’s concubines in the sight of all Israel.
16:23 Now the counsel of Ahithophel that he gave in those days was as if one inquired of the oracle of God; all the counsel of Ahithophel was thus, both with David and with Absalom.