2 Samuel 19:15

15 So the king started back to Jerusalem. And when he arrived at the Jordan River, the people of Judah came to Gilgal to meet him and escort him across the river.

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 David told them to tell Amasa, “Since you are my own flesh and blood, like Joab, may God strike me and even kill me if I do not appoint you as commander of my army in his place.”
14 Then Amasa convinced all the men of Judah, and they responded unanimously. They sent word to the king, “Return to us, and bring back all who are with you.”
15 So the king started back to Jerusalem. And when he arrived at the Jordan River, the people of Judah came to Gilgal to meet him and escort him across the river.
16 Shimei son of Gera, the man from Bahurim in Benjamin, hurried across with the men of Judah to welcome King David.
17 A thousand other men from the tribe of Benjamin were with him, including Ziba, the chief servant of the house of Saul, and Ziba’s fifteen sons and twenty servants. They rushed down to the Jordan to meet the king.