2 Samuel 19:15

15 Then the king returned. When he arrived at the Jordan, Judah came to Gilgal to meet the king and escort him across the Jordan.

2 Samuel 19:15 Meaning and Commentary

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.

2 Samuel 19:15 In-Context

13 And tell Amasa, 'Aren't you my flesh and blood? May God punish me and do so severely if you don't become commander of the army from now on instead of Joab!' "
14 So he won over all the men of Judah, and they sent word to the king: "Come back, you and all your servants."
15 Then the king returned. When he arrived at the Jordan, Judah came to Gilgal to meet the king and escort him across the Jordan.
16 Shimei son of Gera, a Benjaminite from Bahurim, hurried down with the men of Judah to meet King David.
17 There were 1,000 men from Benjamin with him. Ziba, an attendant from the house of Saul, with his 15 sons and 20 servants also rushed down to the Jordan ahead of the king.