The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
SA2 18:1 And David numbered the people that were with him, and set
captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds over them.
SA2 18:2 And David sent forth a third part of the people under the hand
of Joab, and a third part under the hand of Abishai the son of Zeruiah,
Joab's brother, and a third part under the hand of Ittai the Gittite.
And the king said unto the people, I will surely go forth with you
SA2 18:3 But the people answered, Thou shalt not go forth: for if we
flee away, they will not care for us; neither if half of us die, will
they care for us: but now thou art worth ten thousand of us: therefore
now it is better that thou succour us out of the city.
King James Bible