12 And while Absalom was offering the sacrifices, he sent for1 dAhithophel the Gilonite, eDavid's counselor, from his city fGiloh. And the conspiracy grew strong, and the people with Absalom gkept increasing.
 15:12 Or sent
23 Now in those days the counsel that Ahithophel gave was as if one consulted the word of God; so was all the counsel of Ahithophel esteemed, pboth by David and by Absalom.
9 Even my kclose friend in whom I trusted,
who late my bread, has lifted his heel against me.