2 Samuel 12:29

“And David gathered all the people together, and went to Rabbah, and fought against it, and took it.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 2 Samuel 12:29

And Dauid gathered all the people together, and went to Rabbah, and fought against it, and tooke it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So David gathered all the people and went to Rabbah, fought against it and captured it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And David gathered all the people together, and went to Rabbah, and fought against it, and took it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then David got all the people together and went to Rabbah and made war on it and took it.
- Basic English Bible

And David gathered all the people, and went to Rabbah, and fought against it and took it.
- Darby Bible

And David collected all the people, and went to Rabbah, and fought against it, and took it.
- Webster's Bible

David gathered all the people together, and went to Rabbah, and fought against it, and took it.
- World English Bible

And David gathereth all the people, and goeth to Rabbah, and fighteth against it, and captureth it;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And David gathered all the people together, and went to Rabbah, and fought against it, and took it.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 2 Samuel 12:29

Wesley's Notes for 2 Samuel 12:29


12:27 Of waters - Rabbah was so called because it was encompassed with water.

12:28 Take it - For having taken one part of the city, he concluded the remaining part of it could not long stand out. Lest - Lest I have the honour of taking it.

12:30 The weight - Or rather, the price whereof, &c. For the same words both in Hebrew, Greek and Latin, are used, to signify either weight, or price. And the addition of precious stones, which are never valued by the weight of gold, makes this signification most probable. Moreover, the weight might seem too great either for the king of Ammon, or for David to wear it upon his head.

12:31 The people - The words are indefinite, and therefore not necessarily to be understood of all the people; but of the men of war, and especially of those who had been the chief actors of that villainous action against David's ambassadors, and of the dreadful war ensuing upon it; for which, they deserved severe punishments. Altho' indeed there seems to have been too much rigour used; especially, because these deaths were inflicted not only upon those counsellors, who were the only authors of that vile usage of the ambassadors; but upon some number of the people. And therefore it is probable, David exercised this cruelty whilst his heart was hardened, and impenitent; and when he was bereaved of that good spirit of God, which would have taught him more mercy. Saws - He sawed them to death of which punishment, we have examples both in scripture, and in other authors. Brick - kiln - Or, made them to pass through the furnace of Malchen: that is, of Moloch; punishing them with their own sin, and with the same kind of punishment which they had inflicted upon their own children.


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