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.

Read 2 Samuel 19:15 Using Other Translations

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.
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.
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.

What does 2 Samuel 19:15 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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.
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