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Commentaries for 2 Samuel Chapter 16

Ziba's falsehood.

Ziba belied Mephibosheth...
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David cursed by Shimei.

David bore Shimei's curses much better than Ziba's flatteries; by these he was brought to pass a wrong judgment on another, by those to pass a right judgment on himself: the world's smiles are more dangerous than its frowns...
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Ahithophel's counsel.

The wisest counsellors of that age were Ahithophel and Hushai: Absalom thinks himself sure of success, when he has both; on them he relies, and consults not the ark, though he had that with him...
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