23:39 Uriah the Hittite. By concluding the list of David’s mighty men with Uriah, the victim of David’s great sin in ch. 11, the chapter ends with a poignant reminder that David was, like all men, a sinner and in need of God’s forgiveness (ch. 12). This theme is continued in the next chapter.
thirty-seven in all. See note on vv. 8–39.