New Defender's Study Bible Notes
12:23 shall go to him. David’s infant son, dead before he was able to discern right from wrong, was safe in Christ, together with the departed spirits of all who had died in true faith, resting in “Abraham’s bosom” (Luke 16:22) and awaiting the coming of the promised Savior. David thus was confident he would be with his child in the ages to come, after the great resurrection day. He knew that he himself would “dwell in the house of the LORD for ever” (Psalm 23:6), and so would his infant son.