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So David said to all his servants who were with him at Jerusalem, “Arise and let us flee, for otherwise none of us will escape from Absalom. Make haste to depart, lest he overtakes us quickly and brings down evil upon us and strikes the city with the mouth of the sword.” Bible

“the mouth of the sword.” Used to show great destruction, as if the sword was eating its victims (see commentary on Josh. 6:21).

“and strikes the city with the mouth of the sword.” The city was very defensible, so the fact that David leaves it so quickly likely indicates that there were enemies in the city.


Commentary for: 2 Samuel 15:14