2 Samuel 16:14

14 And the king, and all the people who were with him, 1arrived weary at the Jordan.[a] And there he refreshed himself.

2 Samuel 16:14 Meaning and Commentary

2 Samuel 16:14

And the king, and all the people that [were] with him, came
With their journey, and through grief and trouble at what they met with:

and refreshed themselves there:
that is, at Bahurim, with food and rest; which revived their spirits, and put as it were new life and soul into them, as the word used signifies. Josephus F25 says, when David came to Jordan, he refreshed his weary men.


F25 Antiqu. l. 7. c. 9. sect. 4.

2 Samuel 16:14 In-Context

12 It may be that the LORD will look on the wrong done to me, and that the LORD will repay me with good for his cursing today."
13 So David and his men went on the road, while Shimei went along on the hillside opposite him and cursed as he went and threw stones at him and flung dust.
14 And the king, and all the people who were with him, arrived weary at the Jordan. And there he refreshed himself.
15 Now Absalom and all the people, the men of Israel, came to Jerusalem, and Ahithophel with him.
16 And when Hushai the Archite, David's friend, came to Absalom, Hushai said to Absalom, "Long live the king! Long live the king!"

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  • [a]. Septuagint; Hebrew lacks at the Jordan
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