|Overview - 2 Samuel 18|
|1||David viewing the armies in their march gives them charge of Absalom.|
|6||The Israelites are sorely smitten in the wood of Ephraim.|
|9||Absalom, hanging in an oak is slain by Joab, and cast into a pit.|
|19||Ahimaaz and Cushi bring tidings to David.|
|33||David mourns for Absalom.|
2 Samuel 18:31 (King James Version)
And, behold, Cushi came; and Cushi said, Tidings, my lord the king: for the LORD hath avenged thee this day of all them that rose up against thee.
- Hebrew Tidings is brought. the Lord.
- 2 Samuel 18:19 2 Samuel 18:28 ; 2 Samuel 22:48 2 Samuel 22:49 Deuteronomy 32:35 Deuteronomy 32:36 ; Psalms 58:10 ; 94:1-4 Psalms 124:2 Psalms 124:3 Luke 18:7 Luke 18:8
- Cushi was the man Joab ordered to carry the tidings to David. He was an Ethiopian, as his name signifies, and some think he was so by birth--a black, who waited on Joab, probably one of the ten who had helped to dispatch Absalom; though it was dangerous for one of those to bring the news to David, lest his fate should be the same with theirs that reported the death of Saul and Ishbosheth to him.