2 Samuel 16:23; 2 Samuel 17:14; 2 Samuel 17:23

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.


14 And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, ā€œThe counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel.ā€ xFor the Lord had ordained1 to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel, so that the Lord might bring harm upon Absalom.


23 When Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his donkey and went off home to ghis own city. He hset his house in order and ihanged himself, and he died and was buried in the tomb of his father.