Hiram. See note on 2 Samuel 5:11.
the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.
more wives. Compare 1 Chronicles 3:9. 2 Samuel 5:13-16.
children: of both sexes.
Beeliada. In 2 Samuel 5:16 called Eliada, which was a later name, perhaps changed from Beeliada because of the name "Baal", or lord, which, at first innocent, came to be associated with idolatry. See note on 1 Chronicles 8:34.
seek = search for. Hebrew. bakkesh, especially to seek for blood or life. Compare 2 Samuel 4:11, "require".
went out against them., 2 Samuel 5:17 says "went down to the hold". But this was earlier; for the later command was "thou shalt bestir thyself", which corresponds with the command "Go up" (1 Chronicles 14:10) here, as well as with "thou shalt bestir thyself" of 2 Samuel 5:24.
Rephaim = Rapha. See note on 1 Chronicles 11:15.
God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4. In 2 Samuel 5:19 it is Jehovah. Here, it is God"s power as Creator. In 2 Samuel 5:19 it is Jehovah"s faithfulness to David. Both pleas were in David"s mind, and the accounts are complementary. Compare them in this narrative. Here, Elohim six times; Jehovah once. In 2 Samuel, Jehovah six times; Elohim not once.
left their gods. Compare 1 Samuel 4:7.
they were burned with fire. This is supplementary information. In 2 Samuel 5:21 David "took them away": i.e. to burn them, as recorded here.
Gibeon. In 2 Samuel 5:25, Geba. But both places were close together, and the accounts are independent.
Gazer = Gezer. See note on 1 Kings 9:15-17.
all nations. Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Genus), App-6, put for nations in all parts of the world.
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