2 Samuel 8:15

15 Thus David ruled over all of Israel. He ruled well - fair and evenhanded in all his duties and relationships.

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 David built a victory monument on his return from defeating the Arameans.
14 David set up a puppet government in Edom, and the Edomites became subjects under David. God gave David victory wherever he marched.
15 Thus David ruled over all of Israel. He ruled well - fair and evenhanded in all his duties and relationships.
16 Joab son of Zeruiah was head of the army; Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was clerk;
17 Zadok son of Ahitub and Ahimelech son of Abiathar were priests; Seraiah was secretary;