17 “And now your servant says, ‘May the word of my lord the king secure my inheritance, for my lord the king is like an angel(A) of God in discerning(B) good and evil. May the Lord your God be with you.’”

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20 Your servant Joab did this to change the present situation. My lord has wisdom(A) like that of an angel of God—he knows everything that happens in the land.(B)

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27 And he has slandered your servant to my lord the king. My lord the king is like an angel(A) of God; so do whatever you wish.

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