2 Samuel 23:1-7 CSB

David's Last Words

1 These are the last words of David: The proclamation of David son of Jesse, the proclamation of the man raised on high,a the one anointed by the God of Jacob,b the favorite singer of Israel:

References for 2 Samuel 23:1

    • a 23:1 - Or raised up by the high [God]
    • b 23:1 - 1 Sm 16:12-13; Ps 89:20
      2 The Spirit of the Lord spoke through me, His word was on my tongue.c

      References for 2 Samuel 23:2

          3 The God of Israel spoke; the Rock of Israel said to me, "The one who rules the people with justice, who rules in the fear of God,d

          References for 2 Samuel 23:3

            • d 23:3 - Ps 72:1-3; Isa 11:1-5
              4 is like the morning light when the sun rises on a cloudless morning, the glisten of rain on sprouting grass."
              5 Is it not true my house is with God? For He has established an everlasting covenant with me, ordered and secured in every [detail].e Will He not bring about my whole salvation and [my] every desire?

              References for 2 Samuel 23:5

                • e 23:5 - 2 Sm 7:12-16; Ps 89:29; Isa 55:3
                  6 But all the wicked are like thorns raked aside; they can never be picked up by hand.
                  7 The man who touches them must be armed with iron and the shaft of a spear. They will be completely burned up on the spot.