And the men of the city went out
Made a sally out, as Joab expected they would, when they appeared before them at that part of the city where valiant men were:
and fought with Joab;
at least with part of his army posted with Uriah:
and there fell [some] of the people of the servants of David:
which made David's sin the more heinous, that several lives were lost through the stratagem he devised to procure the death of Uriah; who could not be placed in a dangerous post alone, and therefore others must be sacrificed with him, as were:
and Uriah the Hittite died also;
which was the thing aimed at, and the end to be answered by this scheme.