In the close of the foregoing chapter we left David flying from Jerusalem, and Absalom entering into it; in this chapter, I. We are to follow David in his melancholy flight; and there we find him, 1. Cheated by Ziba, 2 Sam. 16:1-4. 2. Cursed by Shimei, which he bears with wonderful patience, 2 Sam. 16:5-14. II. We are to meet Absalom in his triumphant entry; and there we find him, 1. Cheated by Hushai, 2 Sam. 16:15-19. 2. Counselled by Ahithophel to go in unto his father’s concubines, 2 Sam. 16:20-23.