2 Samuel 20:2

2 So all the men of Israel deserted David to follow Sheba son of Bikri. But the men of Judah stayed by their king all the way from the Jordan to Jerusalem.

Read 2 Samuel 20:2 Using Other Translations

So every man of Israel went up from after David, and followed Sheba the son of Bichri: but the men of Judah clave unto their king, from Jordan even to Jerusalem.
So all the men of Israel withdrew from David and followed Sheba the son of Bichri. But the men of Judah followed their king steadfastly from the Jordan to Jerusalem.
So all the men of Israel deserted David and followed Sheba son of Bicri. But the men of Judah stayed with their king and escorted him from the Jordan River to Jerusalem.

What does 2 Samuel 20:2 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Samuel 20:2

So every man of Israel went up from after David
Those that met him on the road departed from him, and went no further with him:

[and] followed Sheba the son of Bichri;
and made him their captain, who was the author of their mutiny and sedition:

but the men of Judah clave unto their king, from Jordan to Jerusalem:
never left him, after they had conducted him over Jordan, until they had brought him safely to Jerusalem.

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