2 Samuel 19:15

15 Then the king returned and went as far as the Jordan. Now the men of Judah had come to Gilgal to go out and meet the king and bring him across the Jordan.

2 Samuel 19:15 in Other Translations

KJV
15 So the king returned, and came to Jordan. And Judah came to Gilgal, to go to meet the king, to conduct the king over Jordan.
ESV
15 So the king came back to the Jordan, and Judah came to Gilgal to meet the king and to bring the king over the Jordan.
NLT
15 So the king started back to Jerusalem. And when he arrived at the Jordan River, the people of Judah came to Gilgal to meet him and escort him across the river.
MSG
15 So the king returned. He arrived at the Jordan just as Judah reached Gilgal on their way to welcome the king and escort him across the Jordan.
CSB
15 Then the king returned. When he arrived at the Jordan, Judah came to Gilgal to meet the king and escort him across the Jordan.

2 Samuel 19:15 Meaning and Commentary

2 Samuel 19:15

So the king returned, and came to Jordan
From Mahanaim thither, which according to Bunting F9 was twenty eight miles:

and Judah came to Gilgal;
that is, the elders, or principal men of the tribe of Judah, came thither; which place, according to the same writer {k}, was twelve miles from Jerusalem, and four from Jordan; and was the first place the Israelites came to when they passed that river in Joshua's time; but it seems to be rather more; (See Gill on Joshua 2:1) and (See Gill on Joshua 4:19);

to go to meet the king, to conduct the king over Jordan;
but then they must proceed further on, for Gilgal seems to be live or six miles on this side Jordan.


FOOTNOTES:

F9 Travels p. 142.
F11 Travels p. 142, 143.

2 Samuel 19:15 In-Context

13 And say to Amasa, ‘Are you not my own flesh and blood? May God deal with me, be it ever so severely, if you are not the commander of my army for life in place of Joab.’ ”
14 He won over the hearts of the men of Judah so that they were all of one mind. They sent word to the king, “Return, you and all your men.”
15 Then the king returned and went as far as the Jordan. Now the men of Judah had come to Gilgal to go out and meet the king and bring him across the Jordan.
16 Shimei son of Gera, the Benjamite from Bahurim, hurried down with the men of Judah to meet King David.
17 With him were a thousand Benjamites, along with Ziba, the steward of Saul’s household, and his fifteen sons and twenty servants. They rushed to the Jordan, where the king was.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Joshua 5:9; S 1 Samuel 11:15