Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Samuel 10:7

When David heard of it, he sent Joab and all the army, the mighty men.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Joab;   Zobah;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Ammonites, the;   Beard, the;   Syria;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Beard;   Hadadezer or Hadarezer;   Maacah or Maachah;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Ammon;   Joab;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Government;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Ammonite;   Hanun;   Joab;   Medeba;   Nahash;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Hadarezer;   Jephthah;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Ammonites;   Disciples;   Hadad-Ezer;   Maacah;   Samuel, Books of;   Syria;   Tob;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Abishai;   Ammon, Ammonites;   Army;   Joab;   Maacah;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Ambassador;   Ammon, Ammonites, Children of Ammon;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Hanun;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Da'vid;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - War;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Joab;   Zobah;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Aram-Maachah;   Hanun;   Joab;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

All the host of the mighty - All his worthies, and the flower of his army.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 10:7". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-samuel-10.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

This sufficiently indicates the greatness of the danger to Israel from this formidable league of Ammonites and Syrians.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 10:7". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/2-samuel-10.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And when David heard of it,.... Of the preparation made by the Ammonites to fight with him:

he sent Joab and all the host of the mighty men: he sent out Joab his general, and an army under his command, consisting of men of strength, valour, and courage; or all the host and the mighty men, as Kimchi and Ben Melech, the famous mighty men mentioned in 2 Samuel 23:8; he did not think it advisable to wait for the Ammonites, but carried the war into their own country, and, instead of suffering them to invade his dominions, he invaded theirs.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 10:7". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-samuel-10.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Samuel 10:7 And when David heard of [it], he sent Joab, and all the host of the mighty men.

Ver. 7. He sent Joab.] As far as Medeba, a city in the borders of Amnon, choosing rather to make that the seat of the war than his own country.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 10:7". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-samuel-10.html. 1865-1868.

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

2 Samuel 10:7. And all the host of the mighty men Which Houbigant renders the chosen strength of the army; the flower of the troops. Some understand thereby the worthies mentioned in the 23rd chapter. See Schmidt's Observations. The 94th Psalm is supposed to have been written upon this occasion.

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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 10:7". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/2-samuel-10.html. 1801-1803.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Choosing wisely to carry the war into their country, rather than to expect it in his own.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Samuel 10:7". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-samuel-10.html. 1685.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Warriors. The outrage offered to the ambassadors was a sufficient reason. The king of Ammon might have refused to receive them; but he could not, with any propriety, treat them with scorn. "The right of ambassadors has both a divine and human sanction." (Cicero, contra Verrem 3.) --- The Romans have frequently waged war to revenge such wrongs. (Grotius, Jur. ii. 18.)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 10:7". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-samuel-10.html. 1859.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And when David heard of it, he sent Joab, and all the host of the mighty men.
all the host
23:8-39; 1 Chronicles 19:8-19
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 18:2 - the hand of Joab

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 10:7". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-samuel-10.html.