6 Absalom behaved in this way toward all the Israelites who came to the king asking for justice, and so he stole the hearts of the people of Israel.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:6

Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:1-6

(Read 2 Samuel 15:1-6)

David allows Absalom's pomp. Those parents know not what they do, who indulge a proud humour in their children: many young people are ruined by pride. And those commonly are most eager for authority who least understand its duties.