And the king said unto Zadok the priest, [art not] thou a
&c.] A prophet, as well as a priest; see ( 1 Samuel 9:9 ) ; or a seeing, knowing, man; one that can penetrate into men and things, and so might be of more service to David at Jerusalem than with him: wherefore he said to him,
return into the city in peace;
to the city of Jerusalem with peace, quietness, and satisfaction of mind; where he doubted not, at least hoped and wished, he would be in safety and prosperity, being one of the Lord's priests:
and your two sons with you, Ahimaaz thy son, and Jonathan the son of
the one was of the line of Eleazar, and the other of the line of Ithamar.