3:14 David sent messengers to Ish-bosheth. The insecurity of Ish-bosheth’s position is evident not only in his fear of Abner (v. 11) but also in his inability to resist David’s orders.
a hundred foreskins of the Philistines. David refers to the bride-price that Saul had set for Michal (1 Sam. 18:25); his payment had actually been twice the amount (1 Sam. 18:27).
weeping. A vivid glimpse of suffering caused by deeds outside the man’s control.