13:31 Then the king arose, and tare his garments, and lay on the {n} earth; and all his servants stood by with their clothes rent.

(n) Lamenting, as he that felt the wrath of God on his house, 2Sa 12:10.

13:30-39 Jonadab was as guilty of Ammon's death, as of his sin; such false friends do they prove, who counsel us to do wickedly. Instead of loathing Absalom as a murderer, David, after a time, longed to go forth to him. This was David's infirmity: God saw something in his heart that made a difference, else we should have thought that he, as much as Eli, honoured his sons more than God.