2 Samuel 8:15

David’s Officials

15 David reigned over all Israel, doing what was just and right for all his people.

2 Samuel 8:15 in Other Translations

KJV
15 And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice unto all his people.
ESV
15 So David reigned over all Israel. And David administered justice and equity to all his people.
NLT
15 So David reigned over all Israel and did what was just and right for all his people.
MSG
15 Thus David ruled over all of Israel. He ruled well - fair and evenhanded in all his duties and relationships.
CSB
15 So David reigned over all Israel, administering justice and righteousness for all his people.

2 Samuel 8:15 Meaning and Commentary

2 Samuel 8:15

And David reigned over all Israel
Not only over Judah, but over all the tribes of Israel, and over the whole land of Canaan, as promised to Abraham, ( Genesis 15:18 ) ; reaching to the river Euphrates, as Syria did, now conquered by David:

and David executed judgment and justice unto all his people;
when he returned from his wars, he heard and tried all causes impartially, brought before him, and gave sentence according to the law of God, and administered righteous judgment without any respect to persons; all had justice done them that applied unto him, whether high or low, rich or poor; and indeed during his wars he was not negligent of the civil government of his subjects, and the distribution of justice to them by proper officers, in which he was a type of Christ; see ( Isaiah 11:5 ) ( Jeremiah 23:5 Jeremiah 23:6 ) .

2 Samuel 8:15 In-Context

13 And David became famous after he returned from striking down eighteen thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt.
14 He put garrisons throughout Edom, and all the Edomites became subject to David. The LORD gave David victory wherever he went.
15 David reigned over all Israel, doing what was just and right for all his people.
16 Joab son of Zeruiah was over the army; Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was recorder;
17 Zadok son of Ahitub and Ahimelek son of Abiathar were priests; Seraiah was secretary;

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Genesis 18:19; 1 Kings 11:38; 1 Kings 14:8; 1 Kings 15:11; 1 Kings 22:43; 2 Kings 12:2; Job 29:14; Psalms 5:12; Psalms 119:121; Hebrews 11:33