2 Samuel 17:27

27 When David came to Mahanaim, Shobi son of Nahash from Rabbah of the Ammonites, and Makir son of Ammiel from Lo Debar, and Barzillai the Gileadite from Rogelim

Read 2 Samuel 17:27 Using Other Translations

And it came to pass, when David was come to Mahanaim, that Shobi the son of Nahash of Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and Machir the son of Ammiel of Lodebar, and Barzillai the Gileadite of Rogelim,
When David came to Mahanaim, Shobi the son of Nahash from Rabbah of the Ammonites, and Machir the son of Ammiel from Lo-debar, and Barzillai the Gileadite from Rogelim,
When David arrived at Mahanaim, he was warmly greeted by Shobi son of Nahash, who came from Rabbah of the Ammonites, and by Makir son of Ammiel from Lo-debar, and by Barzillai of Gilead from Rogelim.

What does 2 Samuel 17:27 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Samuel 17:27

And it came to pass, when David was come to Mahanaim
When he first came thither, ( 2 Samuel 17:24 ) ;

that Shobi the son of Nahash of Rabbah of the children of Ammon:
who was either the son, or rather the brother of Hanun king of the Ammonites, that used David's ambassadors in so shameful a manner, whom David overcame and deposed, and set up this brother in his room; who had showed his dislike of his brother's conduct, and now makes a grateful return to David for his favours; though some say this was Hanun himself, as Jarchi, now become a proselyte, which is not so likely; others take this man to be an Israelite that continued in Rabbah, the metropolis of the Ammonites, after it was taken by David:

and Machir the son of Ammiel of Lodebar;
the same that brought up Mephibosheth, from whom David received him and took him off of his hands, for which now he requited him, see ( 2 Samuel 9:5 ) ;

and Barzillai the Gileadite of Rogelim;
a place that lay under the hills of Gilead F25; it had its name from the "fullers" who dwelt here for the convenience of fountains of water to wash their clothes in.


FOOTNOTES:

F25 Fuller's Pisgah-View, B. 2. c. 3. sect. 10. p. 94.
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