Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Samuel 12:29

So David gathered all the people and went to Rabbah, fought against it and captured it.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Ammonites;   David;   Joab;   Rabbah;   Thompson Chain Reference - David;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Ammonites, the;   Armies of Israel, the;   Sieges;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Nathan;   Parable;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Ammon;   Rabbah;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Ammonite;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Ambassador;   Zebulun;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Rabbah;   Samuel, Books of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Ammon, Ammonites;   David;   Joab;   Rabbah;   Samuel, Books of;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Ammon, Ammonites, Children of Ammon;   Rabbah, Rabbath ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Nathan;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - David;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Da'vid;   Rab'bah;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Ammon;   Joab;   Rabbah;   Samuel, Books of;   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Ammonites;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And David gathered all the people together,.... The soldiers that were with him, or near him; which was done partly to recruit Joab's troops, who, by the continuance of the siege, and the sallies of the enemy on them, might be greatly diminished; and partly to make conquests of other cities of the Ammonites, and to carry off the spoil of them:

and went to Rabbah; which must be after the death of Uriah, and very probably during the time of Bathsheba's mourning for him:

and fought against it, and took it; by assault.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 12:29". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-samuel-12.html. 1999.

Keil & Delitzsch Old Testament Commentary

Accordingly David “gathered together all the people,” - i.e., all the men of war who had remained behind in the land; from which we may see that Joab's besieging army had been considerably weakened during the long siege, and at the capture of the water-city, - “and fought against the acropolis, and took it.”

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Keil, Carl Friedrich & Delitzsch, Franz. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 12:29". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/kdo/2-samuel-12.html. 1854-1889.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Samuel 12:29 And David gathered all the people together, and went to Rabbah, and fought against it, and took it.

Ver. 29. And David gathered all the people together.] He had made his peace with God, for else he durst not have looked the enemy in the face: howbeit, that he had not yet recovered his former tenderness and sweet temper, some have gathered from his rigid, if not cruel dealing with the Ammonites, whom he put under saws and harrows of iron, &c. Cruelty hath the name a cruore, from blood inhumanly spilt.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 12:29". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-samuel-12.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

David, gathered all the people together; either because Joab needed more help for the storming of the city; or, at least, for the prosecution of the victory, and execution of justice upon the whole land; or because he would have them all to partake of the spoil of the city, which was there in great abundances, 2 Samuel 12:30; the rather because they were all exposed to the hazard of utter ruin, in case the Ammonites had prevailed against them.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Samuel 12:29". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-samuel-12.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

29.All the people — All the men of war that were not with Joab at Rabbah, doubtless largely made up of fresh recruits.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 12:29". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-samuel-12.html. 1874-1909.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

2 Samuel 12:29. David gathered all the people and went — The reader will naturally observe that this was an expedition which came very seasonably to relieve David in his distress, and to revive his glory in arms. And if Joab considered it in this light, as in all probability he did, the praise of his generosity is still more ennobled in this view.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 12:29". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/2-samuel-12.html. 1857.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And David gathered all the people together, and went to Rabbah, and fought against it, and took it.

No JFB commentary on this verse.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 12:29". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/2-samuel-12.html. 1871-8.