David felt deeply wounded by the alliance of Ahithophel with his usurping son, and he was greatly discouraged by it.
If he writes a political pamphlet he calls it "Absalom and Ahithophel."
When Hushai's advice prevailed, Ahithophel, despairing of success, hanged himself.
What a contrast Ahithophel was to David in his power of bearing disgrace!
His enemies dare every thing, και παντα λιθον κιτησομενους; but God will bring to nought the counsel of Ahithophel.
He was called the Ahithophel who incited Absalom against his father David.
He wished at any cost to make peace with Ahithophel, whose counsel was precious to him.
And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom.
And one told David, saying, "Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom."
Then said Absalom to Ahithophel, Give counsel among you what we shall do.