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Commentaries for 2 Samuel Chapter 1

Tidings brought to David of the death of Saul.

The blow which opened David's way to the throne was given about the time he had been sorely distressed...
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The Amalekite is put to death.

David was sincere in his mourning for Saul; and all with him humbled themselves under the hand of God, laid so heavily upon Israel by this defeat...
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David's lamentation for Saul and Jonathan.

Kasheth, or to œthe bow, to  probably was the title of this mournful, funeral song...
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