2 Samuel 5:4

“David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Dauid was thirtie yeeres old when he began to reigne, and he reigned fourtie yeeres.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

David was thirty years old when he became king, {and} he reigned forty years.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.
- American Standard Version (1901)

David was thirty years old when he became king, and he was king for forty years,
- Basic English Bible

David was thirty years old when he began to reign; he reigned forty years.
- Darby Bible

David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.
- Webster's Bible

David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.
- World English Bible

A son of thirty years [is] David in his being king; forty years he hath reigned;
- Youngs Literal Bible

David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for 2 Samuel 5

  • Nancy
    about having many wives and concubines king David inherited from his great grand father Jacob, his grand father Judah who also had many wives and concubines "read Genesis" in detailed and understand where the trend came from. but all in all king David was a prayer warrior and intercessor before God - a man after God's heart-
  • BSP
    Verse 25: David was victorious because he listened to God's command after he inquired of God.
  • April
    I use to wonder about concubines and the many wives then I thought about,Deuteronomy 12:15(KJV)Notwithstanding thou mayest kill and eat flesh in all thy gates,whatsoever thy soul lusteth after,according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee:the unclean and the clean may eat thereof,as of the roebuck and as of the hart.maybe it was ok for whoever he blesses kind of thing.
  • Margaret
    David truly loved the Lord.
  • Terry
    God was not unhappy with David for taking so many wives There is no where in this chapter where it is that God was unhappy with David
  • Maryprice for verse 5
    he was king 33yrs as JESUS LIVED 33YRS AWSOME

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