2 Samuel 13:7
Then David sent home to Tamar, saying, Go now to your brother Amnon's house, and dress him meat.
A princess; the daughter of David and Maacah (of Geshur), and sister of Absalom; distinguished for her beauty, modesty, domesticity, obedience (ver. 8), tender heartedness, piety, and misfortunes. In her we see an illustration of (what has often occurred):
1. Purity pursued by licentious desire (ver. 2).
2. Simplicity beset by wily designs (ver. 5).
3. Kindness requited by selfish ingratitude (vers. 9, 10).
4. Confidence exposed to enticing persuasions and perilous temptation (ver. 11).
5. Virtue overpowered by brutal violence (ver. 14).
6. Innocence vilified by guilty aversion (ver. 17). "So fair had she gone forth on what seemed her errand of mercy, so foully had she been driven back" (Edersheim). "Let no one ever expect better treatment from those who are capable of attempting their seduction; but it is better to suffer the greatest wrong than to commit the least sin" (Matthew Henry).
7. Sorrow assuaged by brotherly sympathy (ver. 20).
8. Injury avenged with terrible severity (ver. 28). - D.
Parallel VersesKJV: Then David sent home to Tamar, saying, Go now to thy brother Amnon's house, and dress him meat.