Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO SECOND SAMUEL 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, \\#2Sa 16:1-4\\; and of Shimei's cursing David as he passed along,
which David bore patiently, and would not suffer others to avenge it on
him, \\#2Sa 16:5-14\\; and of Hushai's offer of his service to Absalom, who
admitted him to be of his privy council, \\#2Sa 16:15-19\\; and of the
counsel which Ahithophel gave, \\#2Sa 15:20-23\\.