SEV Biblia, Chapter 18:5 Y el rey mandó a Joab y a Abisai y a Ittai, diciendo: Tratad benignamente por amor de mí al joven Absalón. Y todo el pueblo oyó cuando mandó el rey acerca de Absalón a todos los capitanes.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Samuel 18:5 Verse 5. Deal gently-with the young man] David was the father of this worthless young man; and is it to be wondered at that he feels as a father? Who in his circumstances, that had such feelings as every man should have, would have felt, or acted otherwise?
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 5. And the king commanded Joab, and Abishai, and Ittai , etc.] His three generals, to whom he had committed his army divided into three parts: saying, [deal] gently for my sake with the young man, [even] with Absalom ; he does not call him his son, being in rebellion against him, but the young man, who was young, and rash, and foolish, and so to be pitied; his request is, that they would spare him, and not take away his life, when in their power; that they would not aim at him, and push him hard, and fall upon him with wrath and fury; but if he fell into their hands, to take him alive, and bring him away, and not put him to death. This flowed from a natural affection to him, and a concern for the welfare of his soul, that he might not die in this sin; and also from a consciousness that it was for his own sins that he was raised up to rebel against him; and he seems to speak as if he was certain that the battle would go for him, and against Absalom; and which he might conclude from the answer of prayer he had in defeating the counsel of Ahithophel: and all the people heard when he gave all the captains charge concerning Absalom ; not only the three generals, but all the captains of hundreds and thousands, and this was heard by the common soldiers as well as by the people of the city that were spectators on this occasion, (see 2 Samuel 18:12).
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-8 - How does David render good for evil! Absalom would have only Davi smitten; David would have only Absalom spared. This seems to be resemblance of man's wickedness towards God, and God's mercy to man, of which it is hard to say which is most amazing. Now the Israelites se what it is to take counsel against the Lord and his anointed.
Original Hebrew ויצו 6680 המלך 4428 את 853 יואב 3097 ואת 853 אבישׁי 52 ואת 853 אתי 863 לאמר 559 לאט 328 לי לנער 5288 לאבשׁלום 53 וכל 3605 העם 5971 שׁמעו 8085 בצות 6680 המלך 4428 את 853 כל 3605 השׂרים 8269 על 5921 דבר 1697 אבשׁלום׃ 53