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Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - 2 Samuel 5:22-25

The second battle 5:22-25This time, in response to David’s prayer, the Lord prescribed an attack from the rear (2 Samuel 5:23). The sound of marching in the treetops among which the Israelites took cover (wind?) would be the sign that the Lord was going before his army to strike the enemy (2 Samuel 5:24; cf. Acts 2:2). The name "Gibeon" replaces "Geba" in the text in the parallel account of this battle (1 Chronicles 14:16). Gibeon is probably correct. If David pursued the Philistines through... 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 5:22

(22) Came up yet again.—As David had not followed up his victory (probably because he was not yet in condition to do so) the Philistines repeated their attack in the same place. 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

John Calvin

Geneva Study Bible - 2 Samuel 5:22

5:22 And the Philistines came up yet again, and spread themselves in the valley of {g} Rephaim.(g) Meaning the valley of giants, which David called Baalperazim, because of his victory. 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 5:22-25

(22) And the Philistines came up yet again, and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim. (23) And when David enquired of the LORD, he said, Thou shalt not go up; but fetch a compass behind them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees. (24) And let it be, when thou hearest the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt bestir thyself: for then shall the LORD go out before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines. (25) And David did so, as the LORD... read more

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