2 Samuel 19:1
And it was told Joab, Behold, the king weeps and mourns for Absalom.
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19:1-8 To continue to lament for so bad a son as Absalom, was very unwise, and very unworthy. Joab censures David, but not with proper respect and deference to his sovereign. A plain case may be fairly pleaded with those above us, and they may be reproved for what they do amiss, but it must not be with rudeness and insolence. Yet David took the reproof and the counsel, prudently and mildly. Timely giving way, usually prevents the ill effects of mistaken measures.There is not in the whole of the Old Testament a passage of deeper pathos than this. Compare Luke 19:41. In the Hebrew Bible this verse commences the nineteenth chapter. The King James Version follows the Greek and Latin versions. CHAPTER 19

2Sa 19:1-8. Joab Causes the King to Cease Mourning.


Joab by hard words moveth the king to cease his mourning, and show himself to the people, 2 Samuel 19:1-8. The king is brought back by the men of Judah, and Amasa put in Joab’s place, 2 Samuel 18:9-15. Shimei sueth for mercy, and obtaineth it, 2 Samuel 19:16-23. Mephibosheth meeting the king, recovers half his estate, 2 Samuel 19:24-30. Barzillai is dismissed; Chimham his son is taken into the king’s family, 2 Samuel 19:31-40. The Israelites expostulate with Judah for bringing home the king without them, 2 Samuel 19:41-43.

It was told Joab, by his messengers, upon their return. And it was told Joab,.... When returned to Mahanaim, or on his way to it; perhaps by the messengers he sent; and this report he had before he saw the king:

behold, the king weepeth and mourneth for Absalom; for the death of him, instead of rejoicing at the victory obtained, and the deliverance from his enemies.

And it was told Joab, Behold, the king weepeth and mourneth for Absalom.
Ch. 2 Samuel 19:1-8. David roused from his grief by Joab

2. the victory] The Heb. word means literally the salvation or deliverance. Cp. 1 Samuel 9:16; 1 Samuel 11:3; 2 Samuel 3:18, &c.Ahimaaz then called out to the king, "Shalom," i.e., Hail! and fell down before him to greet him reverentially, and said, "Blessed be Jehovah thy God, who hath given up the men that lifted up their hand against my lord the king."
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