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2 Samuel 17 - Key

the better-sounding counsel

v11
Therefore I counsel that all Israel be generally gathered unto thee, from Dan even to Beersheba, as the sand that [is] by the sea for multitude; and that thou go to battle in thine own person.

Hushai deceived Absalom into taking this worse advice about pursuing David. In our situations, it might sound really good and convincing that we should be so thorough and merciless, but sometimes the best course of action is just one that would be enough to get the job done.

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