2 Samuel 19:32

32 Now Barzillai was very old, eighty years of age. He had provided for the king during his stay in Mahanaim, for he was a very wealthy man.

2 Samuel 19:32 in Other Translations

KJV
32 Now Barzillai was a very aged man, even fourscore years old: and he had provided the king of sustenance while he lay at Mahanaim; for he was a very great man.
ESV
32 Barzillai was a very aged man, eighty years old. He had provided the king with food while he stayed at Mahanaim, for he was a very wealthy man.
NLT
32 He was very old—eighty years of age—and very wealthy. He was the one who had provided food for the king during his stay in Mahanaim.
MSG
32 Barzillai was a very old man - eighty years old! He had supplied the king's needs all the while he was in Mahanaim since he was very wealthy.
CSB
32 Barzillai was a very old man-80 years old-and since he was a very wealthy man, he had provided for the needs of the king while he stayed in Mahanaim.

2 Samuel 19:32 Meaning and Commentary

2 Samuel 19:32

Now Barzillai was a very aged man, [even] fourscore years old,
&c.] Which was ten years beyond the common term of man's life, and reckoned a very great age in David's time, and has been ever since, and still is, see ( Psalms 90:10 ) ;

and he had provided the king of sustenance while he lay at Mahanaim:
had supported him and his family, furnished him with provisions, and all the necessaries of life, during his stay there:

for he [was] a very great man;
in wealth and riches, and was a very liberal man, and a man of great wisdom and good sense; and very probably was a man of great grace, which taught him his duty to his prince, and influenced him to show mercy to him in distress.

2 Samuel 19:32 In-Context

30 Mephibosheth said to the king, “Let him take everything, now that my lord the king has returned home safely.”
31 Barzillai the Gileadite also came down from Rogelim to cross the Jordan with the king and to send him on his way from there.
32 Now Barzillai was very old, eighty years of age. He had provided for the king during his stay in Mahanaim, for he was a very wealthy man.
33 The king said to Barzillai, “Cross over with me and stay with me in Jerusalem, and I will provide for you.”
34 But Barzillai answered the king, “How many more years will I live, that I should go up to Jerusalem with the king?

Cross References 1

  • 1. 1 Samuel 25:2; 2 Samuel 17:27