Introduction to 2 Samuel Chapter 16

In this chapter is an account of Ziba, the servant of Mephibosheth, getting his inheritance by misrepresentation of him, and by presents to David, 2 Samuel 16:1; and of Shimei's cursing David as he passed along, which David bore patiently, and would not suffer others to avenge it on him, 2 Samuel 16:5; and of Hushai's offer of his service to Absalom, who admitted him to be of his privy council, 2 Samuel 16:15; and of the counsel which Ahithophel gave, 2 Samuel 15:20.