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Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - 2 Samuel 5:6-16

B. The Unification of the Kingdom 3:6-5:16The writer also documented God’s blessing on David in this record of how David wisely unified the nation of Israel and became the leader of all 12 tribes."The story of how David became king of all Israel follows, in most essentials, the same outline already established in the account of his accession to kingship over Judah (2 Samuel 1:1 to 2 Samuel 3:5). Both begin with a warrior trying to curry David’s favor (an unnamed Amalekite, 2 Samuel 1:1-13;... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - 2 Samuel 5:1-25

David is anointed King, captures Jerusalem, and smites the Philistines1. There was no longer any member of the house of Saul who could take the lead.2. Feed] lit. ’act as shepherd to’ (cp. 2 Samuel 7:7;). ’Shepherd’ became a technical term for a ruler (Jeremiah 3:15). The figure is developed in Ezekiel 34.4. The capture of Jerusalem marks a most important point in the history of Israel. Hitherto, the national life had had no real centre; the residence of a judge or a prophet or a king would be... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - 2 Samuel 5:12

(12) For his people Israel’s sake.—David’s prosperity had not blinded him to the fact that his blessings came to him as the head of the theocracy, and for the sake of God’s chosen people. read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - 2 Samuel 5:10-25

CHAPTER VII.THE KINGDOM ESTABLISHED.2 Samuel 5:10-25.THE events in David’s reign that followed the capture of Mount Zion and the appointment of Jerusalem as the capital of the country were all of a prosperous kind. "David," we are told, "waxed greater and greater, for the Lord of hosts was with him." "And David perceived that the Lord had established him to be king over Israel, and that He had exalted his kingdom for His people Israel’s sake." In these words we find two things: a fact and an... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - 2 Samuel 5:6-25

2. David’s Conquest of Zion and Victory over the Philistines CHAPTER 5:6-25 1. David’s conquest of Zion (2 Samuel 5:6-10 ) 2. Hiram King of Tyre (2 Samuel 5:11-12 ) 3. David’s additional concubines and wives (2 Samuel 5:13-15 ) 4. The victory over the Philistines (2 Samuel 5:17-25 ) Zion is closely linked with David’s anointing as king over all Israel. Here 1 Chronicles 11:0 must be read for a more complete account of what took place. Jerusalem is now to become the capital of the... read more

L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - 2 Samuel 5:1-25

Yet the sovereign wisdom of God has been over all these matters, and David's way becomes clear without his fighting for it. God's time had now come for the voluntary submission of the other tribes to David's dominion. They came to him at Hebron, presenting three reasons for their recognizing him as king (v.2). First, they were related to him as Israelites; secondly, thy knew his reputation, even while Saul was king, that it was David who was really the leader of Israel's forces; and thirdly,... read more

James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - 2 Samuel 5:6-25

“ GOING AND GROWING ” CONQUERING FOES (2 Samuel 5:0 ) The title of this lesson is the literal rendering of 2 Samuel 5:10 , “David went on and grew great.” The margin reads, “going and growing.” First, he overcame the inhabitants of Jerusalem known as the Jebusites and, capturing the city, made it his capital (2 Samuel 5:6-9 ). The parallel passage in 1 Chronicles 11:4-9 will show the two accounts to complement and confirm one another, Samuel being the more biographic and analistic and... read more

Joseph Parker

The People's Bible by Joseph Parker - 2 Samuel 5:1-25

2 Samuel 5:0 1. Then camel all the tribes of Israel to David unto Hebron, and spake, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh. 2. Also in past time, when Saul was king over us, thou wast he that leddest out and broughtest in Israel: and the Lord said to thee, Thou shalt feed my people Israel, and thou shalt be a captain over Israel. 3. So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a league with them in Hebron before the Lord: and they anointed David king over... read more

Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - 2 Samuel 5:10-12

(10) And David went on, and grew great, and the LORD God of hosts was with him. (11) ¶ And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, and carpenters, and masons: and they built David an house. (12) And David perceived that the LORD had established him king over Israel, and that he had exalted his kingdom for his people Israel's sake. How delightful it is to read of David's greatness, when we learn at the same time, that David's Lord made him so. It was the same grace towards... read more

George Haydock

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary - 2 Samuel 5:12

CHAPTER V. Over. Hebrew, "for." The king is bound to promote the welfare of his people. (Calmet) --- But the same word means "over," as the Protestants allow. (Haydock) --- Success constantly attending David, was an earnest that the Lord had not rejected him. (Calmet) read more

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