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David's ambassadors are abused by Hanun, ver. 1 - 4.
The Ammonites prepare for war and are routed, ver. 5 - 14.
Their allies, the Syrians rally and are defeated again, ver. 15 - 19.
2: David sent - There had hitherto been friendship between David
and him: and therefore the spoils of the children of Ammon are
mentioned, (2Sa 8:12), by way of anticipation, and with respect to
the story here following.
4: Shaved - To fasten this is a reproach upon them, and to make
them ridiculous and contemptible. Cut off, &c. - This was worse than
the former, because the Israelites wore no breeches, and so their
nakedness was hereby uncovered.
19: And served them - And thus at length was fulfilled the promise
made to Abraham, and repeated to Joshua, that the borders of
Israel should extend as far as the river Euphrates. The son of
David sent his ambassadors, his apostles and ministers, to the
Jewish church and nation. But they intreated them shamefully, as
Hanun did David's, mocked them, abused them, slew them. And this
it was that filled the measure of their iniquity, and brought upon them
ruin without remedy.