2 Samuel 19:15

15 So the king returned, and came to Jordan. And Judah came to Gilgal, to go to meet the king, to conduct the king over 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 say ye to Amasa, Art thou not of my bone, and of my flesh? God do so to me, and more also, if thou be not captain of the host before me continually in the room of Joab.
14 And he bowed the heart of all the men of Judah, even as the heart of one man; so that they sent this word unto the king, Return thou, and all thy servants.
15 So the king returned, and came to Jordan. And Judah came to Gilgal, to go to meet the king, to conduct the king over Jordan.
16 And Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite, which was of Bahurim, hasted and came down with the men of Judah to meet king David.
17 And there were a thousand men of Benjamin with him, and Ziba the servant of the house of Saul, and his fifteen sons and his twenty servants with him; and they went over Jordan before the king.