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Commentaries for 2 Samuel Chapter 18

Absalom's army defeated.

How does David render good for evil! Absalom would have only David smitten; David would have only Absalom spared...
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He is slain.

Let young people look upon Absalom, hanging on a tree, accursed, forsaken of heaven and earth; there let them read the Lord's abhorrence of rebellion against parents...
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David's over-sorrow.

By directing David to give God thanks for his victory, Ahimaaz prepared him for the news of his son's death...
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