But the princes of the children of Ammon said to Hanun, Think you that David does honor your father, that he has sent comforters unto you? are not his servants come unto you to search, and to overthrow, and to spy out the land?
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George Leo Haydock
Land, or city, 2 Kings x. 3. (Calmet)
What evils proceed from evil counsellors!