“And David said unto all the congregation of Israel, If it seem good unto you, and that it be of the LORD our God, let us send abroad unto our brethren every where, that are left in all the land of Israel, and with them also to the priests and Levites which are in their cities and suburbs, that they may gather themselves unto us:”
King James Version (KJV)
13:2 David said - After this was proposed by the king and accepted bythe people, this great assembly was dismissed, only some of them Davidreserved to go with him against Jerusalem, which accordingly he did,and succeeded in his enterprize. But before this resolution could beexecuted, the Philistines came and fought twice with David, as isrelated #2Sam 5:17|,22, &c. and here chap.#1Ch 14:8|, &c. And afterthey were repulsed with great loss and shame, David sets upon theexecution of what he had resolved, and in order to it calls another generalassembly of the people. Of the Lord - If this translation of the ark bepleasing to God. Are left - After the great desolations and destructionswhich God for their sins had made among them.