2 Samuel 15:26

26 But if he says, 'I have no 1pleasure in you,' behold, here I am, 2let him do to me what seems good to him."

2 Samuel 15:26 Meaning and Commentary

2 Samuel 15:26

But if he thus say, I have no delight in thee
As a king, or in his temporal prosperity, though he might and had delight in him as a chosen vessel of salvation, as a saint and child of God, and in his spiritual and everlasting welfare:

behold, [here am] I;
his humble servant, ready to be, and do and suffer whatever is his pleasure:

let him do to me as seemeth good unto him;
strip me of all the ensigns of royalty, dispossess me of my crown and kingdom, and dispose of me as seems good in his sight; who is a sovereign Being, and has a right to do with his creatures what he pleases.

2 Samuel 15:26 In-Context

24 And Abiathar came up, and behold, Zadok came also with all the Levites, bearing the ark of the covenant of God. And they set down the ark of God until the people had all passed out of the city.
25 Then the king said to Zadok, "Carry the ark of God back into the city. If I find favor in the eyes of the LORD, he will bring me back and let me see both it and his dwelling place.
26 But if he says, 'I have no pleasure in you,' behold, here I am, let him do to me what seems good to him."
27 The king also said to Zadok the priest, "Are you not a seer? Go back to the city in peace, with your two sons, Ahimaaz your son, and Jonathan the son of Abiathar.
28 See, I will wait at the fords of the wilderness until word comes from you to inform me."

Cross References 2

  • 1. 2 Samuel 22:20; Numbers 14:8; 1 Kings 10:9; 2 Chronicles 9:8; Psalms 18:19; Psalms 22:8; Isaiah 62:4
  • 2. 1 Samuel 3:18
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