And David went up by the Ascent of the Mount of Olives, weeping as he went up. And he had his head covered and went barefoot, and all the people who were with him—every one—covered his own head, and was going up, going up and weeping. Bible see other translations

“David went up by the Ascent of the Mount of Olives and wept as he went up.” King David wept on the Mount of Olives as he climbed it to leave Jerusalem in the hands of his ungodly son Absalom. About 1,000 years later Jesus wept when he saw the city of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives because he knew they rejected him, which would mean his death and Jerusalem’s doom (Luke 19:41).

“Ascent of the Mount of Olives.” Apparently the name of a well-traveled path up the west slope of the Mount of Olives.

Commentary for: 2 Samuel 15:30