\\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\\.