19:5 You have today covered with shame. What might, under different circumstances, be an understandable display of grief is totally unacceptable here. Joab forcefully declares to David the demoralizing effect his behavior is having on those who have just saved his life. If the actions of later usurpers is any guide, Absalom’s success could have cost the lives of David and his whole household (1 Kin. 15:29; 16:11, 12; 2 Kin. 10:6, 7, 17).