11:9 The servants - With the king's guard. This he did, by the secret direction of God's wise providence, who would bring David's sin to light.

11:6-13 Giving way to sin hardens the heart, and provokes the departure of the Holy Spirit. Robbing a man of his reason, is worse than robbing him of his money; and drawing him into sin, is worse than drawing him into any wordly trouble whatever.