And it came to pass, when Hushai the Archite, David's friend, was come unto Absalom, that Hushai said unto Absalom, God save the king, God save the king.
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George Leo Haydock
Arachite; perhaps descended from the ancient Arachites, who dwelt near Arad and Tripoli, where the pretended Sabbatic river is said to flow; (Josephus, Jewish Wars xii. 13.) or rather, as the names are written in a different manner, this person might be a native of Arachi, in Benjamin, west of Bethel, Josue xvi. 2. (Calmet) See chap. xv. 32.
Friend. This was his peculiar title of office, 1 Paralipomenon xxvii. 33. (Calmet)
King. (Salve.) Literally, "Hail, O King "in both places. The salutation is repeated for greater emphasis. (Haydock)