The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
Cherethites, and all the Pelethites, and all the Gittites, six hundred
men which came after him from Gath, passed on before the king.
SA2 15:19 Then said the king to Ittai the Gittite, Wherefore goest thou
also with us? return to thy place, and abide with the king: for thou art
a stranger, and also an exile.
SA2 15:20 Whereas thou camest but yesterday, should I this day make
thee go up and down with us? seeing I go whither I may, return thou, and
take back thy brethren: mercy and truth be with thee.
SA2 15:21 And Ittai answered the king, and said, As the LORD liveth,
and as my lord the king liveth, surely in what place my lord the king
shall be, whether in death or life, even there also will thy servant be.
King James Bible