F I R S T C H R O N I C L E
The story is here repeated of David's war with the
Ammonites and the Syrians their allies, and the victories he
obtained over them, which we read just as it is here related,
2 Sam. x. Here is, I.
David's civility to the king of Ammon, in sending an embassy of
condolence to him on occasion of his father's death, ver. 1, 2. II. His great incivility
to David, in the base usage he gave to his ambassadors, ver. 3, 4. III. David's just
resentment of it, and the war which broke out thereupon, in which
the Ammonites acted with policy in bringing the Syrians to their
assistance (ver. 6, 7),
Joab did bravely (ver.
8-13), and Israel was once and again victorious,