Absalom said to Hushai, “Is this your loyalty to your friend? Why did you not go with your friend?”
It was when he came from Jerusalem to meet the king, that the king said to him, “Why did you not go with me, Mephibosheth?”
“Do you thus repay the Lord,
O foolish and unwise people?
Is not He your Father who has bought you?
He has made you and established you.
It happened as David was coming to the summit, where God was worshiped, that behold, Hushai the Archite met him with his coat torn and dust on his head.
A friend loves at all times,
And a brother is born for adversity.
A man of too many friends comes to ruin,
But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.