Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Samuel 15:22

Therefore David said to Ittai, "Go and pass over." So Ittai the Gittite passed over with all his men and all the little ones who were with him.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - David;   Gath;   Ittai;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Gath;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Ittai;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Gath;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Ittai;   Samuel, Books of;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Ahithophel ;   Gittites ;   Ittai ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Mount olivet;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Absalom;   David;   Jerusalem;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Ittai;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And David said unto Ittai, go, and pass over,.... It being his resolution to abide with him, he urged him no more to depart, but bid him pass over the brook Kidron before him:

and Ittai the Gittite passed over, and all his men; the six hundred Gittites that were under his command:

and all the little ones that were with him; that belonged to him and his men, and no doubt their wives also.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:22". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-samuel-15.html. 1999.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And David said to Ittai, Go and pass over. And Ittai the Gittite passed over, and all his men, and all the little ones that were with him.

Little ones — For being so deeply engaged for David, he durst not leave his little ones to Absalom's mercy.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:22". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/2-samuel-15.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Samuel 15:22 And David said to Ittai, Go and pass over. And Ittai the Gittite passed over, and all his men, and all the little ones that [were] with him.

Ver. 22. Go and pass over.] The river Kidron, [2 Samuel 15:23] since thou art resolved to live and die with me. This was some comfort to David, that strangers were thus stirred up to stick to him, when his own son lifted up his heel against him, and sought to get into the throne by making the dead carcass of his father a step to it.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:22". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-samuel-15.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

For being so deeply engaged for David, he durst not leave his little ones to Absalom’s mercy.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:22". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-samuel-15.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

22.All his men — The brethren of 2 Samuel 15:20.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:22". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-samuel-15.html. 1874-1909.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

2 Samuel 15:22. Ittai the Gittite passed over — The brook Kidron, as it follows in the next verse. And all the little ones that were with him — This shows that his whole family were come to sojourn in Judea. And being so deeply engaged for David, he durst not leave his little ones to Absalom’s mercy.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:22". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/2-samuel-15.html. 1857.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And David said to Ittai, Go and pass over. And Ittai the Gittite passed over, and all his men, and all the little ones that were with him.

Ittai ... pass over ... and all the little ones that were with him. It is characteristic of Oriental people that they carry their whole family along with them in all their migrations. These formed all the army of David. The monthly quota of militia were not in attendance, in consequence of the disorganized state of affairs. Perhaps he dispensed with them from suspicions of their fidelity.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:22". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/2-samuel-15.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And David said to Ittai, Go and pass over. And Ittai the Gittite passed over, and all his men, and all the little ones that were with him.
and all the little
Sir John Chardin informs us,in a MS. note on this place, that it is usual with the greatest part of the eastern people, especially the Arabs, to carry their whole family with them when they go to war.
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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:22". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-samuel-15.html.