But if you return to the city, and say unto Absalom, I will be your servant, O king; as I have been your father's servant in time past, so will I now also be your servant: then you may for me defeat the counsel of Ahithophel.
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George Leo Haydock
Defeat; (dissipabis) "render of no effect. "(Haydock)
Thus princes keep spies in an enemy's country. (Calmet)