S E C O N D S A M U E L
This chapter puts a period to Absalom's rebellion
and life, and so makes way for David to his throne again, whither
the next chapter brings him back in peace and triumph. We have
here, I. David's preparations to engage the rebels, ver. 1-5. II. The total defeat of
Absalom's party and their dispersion, ver. 6-8. III. The death of Absalom, and
his burial, ver. 9-18.
IV. The bringing of the tidings to David, who tarried at Mahanaim,
ver. 19-32. V. His
bitter lamentation for Absalom, ver.