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Bible Commentaries

Peake's Commentary on the Bible

2 Samuel 16

Verses 1-23

1 Samuel 16:1-4 . Soon after passing the summit of the Mt. of Olives David is met by Ziba, the servant of Meri-baal ( 2 Samuel 4:4), with a present of two asses laden with provisions. Ziba, representing that Meri-baal has turned traitor, obtains a grant of his property.

2 Samuel 16:5-14 . At Bahurim, somewhere on the way to the Jordan, Shimei, a kinsman of Saul, follows David, uttering curses and throwing stones. David refuses to retaliate, feeling that his sufferings may move Yahweh to pity him.

2 Samuel 16:14 . It is probable that the name of some place has dropped out.

1 Samuel 16:15 to 1 Samuel 17:14 . Absalom Comes to Jerusalem. Ahithophel and Hushai (J).

2 Samuel 16:15-23 . Hushai joins Absalom. On the advice of Ahithophel, Absalom takes over his father’ s harem ( 2 Samuel 3:7 *).

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Peake, Arthur. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 16". "Peake's Commentary on the Bible ". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/pfc/2-samuel-16.html. 1919.