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Cherethites (kĕr'e-thîtes), executioners, and Pelethites (pĕl'e-thîtes or pç'leth-îtes), couriers. The life-guards of King David. 2 Samuel 8:18; 2 Samuel 15:18; 2 Samuel 20:7; 2 Samuel 20:23; 1 Kings 1:38; 1 Kings 1:44; 1 Chronicles 18:17; 2 Kings 11:4, R. V. "Carites." But it has been conjectured that they may have been foreign mercenaries, and therefore probably Philistines.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Cherethites'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​rpd/​c/cherethites.html. 1893.
 
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