2 Samuel 3:36

36 And all the people took notice of it, and it pleased* them: as whatsoever the king[a] did pleased all the people.

2 Samuel 3:36 Meaning and Commentary

2 Samuel 3:36

And all the people took notice [of it]
Not only of his oath, that he would not eat food till evening, but of his whole conduct at the funeral of Abner; the sorrow he expressed for his death, and the oration he made on account of it, in which he pretty severely reflected on his murderer:

and it pleased them;
that he showed such a concern for his death, and that it was a clear case he had no hand in it:

as whatsoever the king did pleased all the people;
what he did at this time, burying Abhor with so much pomp and ceremony; and indeed he had so much the hearts of the people, and such a share in their affections, and they had such an high opinion of him, that all that he did in public and private affairs they reckoned well done; they were highly approved of by them, such an interest had he in them.

2 Samuel 3:36 In-Context

34 Thy hands were not bound, nor thy feet put into fetters: as a man falleth before wicked men, so fellest thou. And all the people wept again over him.
35 And when all the people came to cause David to eat meat while it was yet day, David sware, saying, So do God to me, and more also, if I taste bread, or ought else, till the sun be down.
36 And all the people took notice of it, and it pleased them: as whatsoever the king did pleased all the people.
37 For all the people and all Israel understood that day that it was not of the king to slay Abner the son of Ner.
38 And the king said unto his servants, Know ye not that there is a prince and a great man fallen this day in Israel?

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. pleased them: Heb. was good in their eyes
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