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 for 2 Samuel 5:4

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 for 2 Samuel 5:4

Wesley's Notes for 2 Samuel 5:4


5:2 Shalt feed - That is, rule them, and take care of them, as a shepherd doth of his sheep, #Psal 78:70|,71. This expression, he useth to admonish David, that he was not made a king to advance his own glory, but for the good of his people; whom he ought to rule with all tenderness, and to watch over with all diligence.

5:3 A league - Whereby David obliged himself to rule them according to God's laws; and the people promised obedience to him.

5:6 Cannot come - They confided in the strength of their fortifications, which they thought so impregnable, that the blind and the lame were sufficient to defend them, against the most powerful assailant. And probably they set a parcel of blind and lame people, invalids or maimed soldiers, to make their appearance on the wall, in contempt of David and his men.


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