16 15 Now Ab'salom and all the people, the men of Israel, came to Jerusalem, and Ahith'ophel with him. 16 16 And when Hushai the Archite, David's friend, came to Ab'salom, Hushai said to Ab'salom, "Long live the king! Long live the king!" 16 17 And Ab'salom said to Hushai, "Is this your loyalty to your friend? Why did you not go with your friend?" 16 18 And Hushai said to Ab'salom, "No; for whom the LORD and this people and all the men of Israel have chosen, his I will be, and with him I will remain. 16 19 And again, whom should I serve? Should it not be his son? As I have served your father, so I will serve you."
16 20 Then Ab'salom said to Ahith'ophel, "Give your counsel; what shall we do?" 16 21 Ahith'ophel said to Ab'salom, "Go in to your father's concubines, whom he has left to keep the house; and all Israel will hear that you have made yourself odious to your father, and the hands of all who are with you will be strengthened." 16 22 So they pitched a tent for Ab'salom upon the roof; and Ab'salom went in to his father's concubines in the sight of all Israel. 16 23 Now in those days the counsel which Ahith'ophel gave was as if one consulted the oracle of God; so was all the counsel of Ahith'ophel esteemed, both by David and by Ab'salom.