And Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother, answered and said, Let not my lord suppose that they have slain all the young men the king's sons; for Amnon only is dead: for by the command of Absalom this has been determined from the day that he forced his sister Tamar.
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George Leo Haydock
Mouth. Chaldean Syriac, "heart. "Aquila, "because Absalom was in wrath against him. "He had resolved upon his destruction. (Calmet)
Perhaps he had expressed his intention to some of the court; and this Jonadab (by whose means the crime had been committed, ver. 5) had heard of it. (Haydock)