Verse 49. "Now the sons of Saul" - We do not find Ishbosheth here. Calmet says it was "because he was too young, and did not go with him to the war, for he mentions only those who were with him." Why then mention his daughters and his wife? Did they go with him to the war?
Verse 52. "When Saul saw any strong man" - This was very politic. He thus continued to recruit his army with strong and effective men.