2 Samuel 2:6

6 May the LORD now show you kindness and faithfulness, and I too will show you the same favor because you have done this.

2 Samuel 2:6 in Other Translations

KJV
6 And now the LORD shew kindness and truth unto you: and I also will requite you this kindness, because ye have done this thing.
ESV
6 Now may the LORD show steadfast love and faithfulness to you. And I will do good to you because you have done this thing.
NLT
6 May the LORD be loyal to you in return and reward you with his unfailing love! And I, too, will reward you for what you have done.
MSG
6 God honor you and be true to you - and I'll do the same, matching your generous act of goodness.
CSB
6 Now, may the Lord show special kindness and faithfulness to you, and I will also show the same goodness to you because you have done this deed.

2 Samuel 2:6 Meaning and Commentary

2 Samuel 2:6

And now the Lord show kindness and truth unto you
Or true kindness; confer real favours, bestow upon you good and substantial blessings, blessings indeed!

and I also will requite you this kindness, because ye have done this
thing.
He not only prayed to God to bless them and reward them for it, but would remember them himself, and at a proper opportunity would show favour to them for this act of kindness to Saul. De Dieu proposes to consideration whether it may not be as well interpreted to this sense, "and I also do you this kindness" because of it; that is, have done you this honour by sending messengers to you, to thank you for it, and by wishing a blessing upon you on account of it, and by praising and commending you for it; but the former sense seems best.

2 Samuel 2:6 In-Context

4 Then the men of Judah came to Hebron, and there they anointed David king over the tribe of Judah. When David was told that it was the men from Jabesh Gilead who had buried Saul,
5 he sent messengers to them to say to them, “The LORD bless you for showing this kindness to Saul your master by burying him.
6 May the LORD now show you kindness and faithfulness, and I too will show you the same favor because you have done this.
7 Now then, be strong and brave, for Saul your master is dead, and the people of Judah have anointed me king over them.”
8 Meanwhile, Abner son of Ner, the commander of Saul’s army, had taken Ish-Bosheth son of Saul and brought him over to Mahanaim.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Exodus 34:6; 1 Timothy 1:16