And Joab came into the house to the king
For by this time he was removed from the chamber over the gate to his own dwelling house or palace, where he continued the same doleful ditty as at first:
and said, thou hast shamed this day the faces of all thy servants;
they cannot lift up their heads, and look any in the face, nor one another; but behave as if they had committed some very great fault, in fighting with the rebels, and beating them:
which this day have saved thy life, and the lives of thy sons, and of
thy daughters, and the lives of thy wives, and the lives of thy
which in all probability would have been taken away if the victory had been on the side of Absalom.