Because he had no mercy, but was cruel to the low and the poor, designing the death of the broken-hearted.
The Lord is near the broken-hearted; he is the saviour of those whose spirits are crushed down.
And they said to one another, Truly, we did wrong to our brother, for we saw his grief of mind, and we did not give ear to his prayers; that is why this trouble has come on us.
And David said to Abishai and to all his servants, You see how my son, the offspring of my body, has made designs against my life: how much more then may this Benjamite do so? Let him be, and let him go on cursing; for the Lord has given him orders.
Then Ahithophel said to Absalom, Let me take out twelve thousand men and this very night I will go after David:
How long will you make my life bitter, crushing me with words?
Have pity on me, have pity on me, O my friends! for the hand of God is on me.
The evil-doer in his pride is cruel to the poor; let him be taken by the tricks of his invention.
You have seen it; for your eyes are on sorrow and grief, to take it into your hand: the poor man puts his faith in you; you have been the helper of the child who has no father.
The evil-doers have taken out their swords, their bows are bent; for crushing the poor, and to put to death those who are upright in their ways.
The sinners are watching the upright man, desiring to put him to death.
My heart is broken by bitter words, I am full of grief; I made a search for some to have pity on me, but there was no one; I had no comforter.
Was it not right for you to have mercy on the other servant, even as I had mercy on you?
And when they had put him on the cross, they made division of his clothing among them by the decision of chance.
And he said to them, My soul is very sad, even to death: be here a little time, and keep watch.