Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Samuel 15:26

But if He should say thus, ‘I have no delight in you,' behold, here I am, let Him do to me as seems good to Him."
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Abiathar;   Afflictions and Adversities;   Ark;   David;   Minister, Christian;   Politics;   Resignation;   Zadok;   Thompson Chain Reference - Afflictions;   Resignation;   Surrendered Life, Characteristics of;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Resignation;  
Dictionaries:
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Abiathar;   Zadok;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Grace;   Priest, Christ as;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Zadok;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Providence;   Holman Bible Dictionary - High Priest;   Samuel, Books of;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Ahithophel ;   Zadok ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Mount olivet;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Absalom;   David;   Jerusalem;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Ahim'a-Az;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Zadok;   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Ahimaaz;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Abiathar;   Ark of the Covenant;   Zadok;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

But if he thus say, I have no delight in thee,.... As a king, or in his temporal prosperity, though he might and had delight in him as a chosen vessel of salvation, as a saint and child of God, and in his spiritual and everlasting welfare:

behold, here am I; his humble servant, ready to be, and do and suffer whatever is his pleasure:

let him do to me as seemeth good unto him; strip me of all the ensigns of royalty, dispossess me of my crown and kingdom, and dispose of me as seems good in his sight; who is a sovereign Being, and has a right to do with his creatures what he pleases.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:26". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-samuel-15.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

But if he thus say, I have no delight in thee; behold, r [here am] I, let him do to me as seemeth good unto him.

(r) The faithful in all their afflictions show themselves obedient to God's will.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:26". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-samuel-15.html. 1599-1645.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

But if he thus say, I have no delight in thee; behold, here am I, let him do to me as seemeth good unto him.

Let him do — That we may not complain of what is, let us see God's hand in all events. And that we may not be afraid of what shall be, let us see all events in God's hand.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:26". "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 15:26 But if he thus say, I have no delight in thee; behold, [here am] I, let him do to me as seemeth good unto him.

Ver. 26. But if he thus say, I have no delight in thee.] As justly he may, for my many foul offences and daily disobediences, lay me aside as a broken vessel.

Behold, here am I.] Alexander the emperor in Herodian could say, χρη ανδρας γενναιους και σωφρονας ευχεθαι μεν υπαρχειν τα βελτισττα, φερειν δε τα προστπιπτοντα; It behoveth generous and wise men to pray that all may go well with them, but to bear patiently whatsoever shall befall them. A Christian followeth his suit for earthly things coldly and negligently, saith a reverend man, (a) as one indifferently disposed to them: or rather generously and nobly, tanquam Candidatus Caesaris, as a favourite of Caesar, as they were wont to say at Rome.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:26". 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

I have no delight in thee; I will not receive thee into my favour, nor restore thee to thy throne and city, and to the enjoyment of my ark and ordinances.

Here am I, ready to obey him, and to submit to his will and pleasure concerning me.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:26". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-samuel-15.html. 1685.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

as = according as.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:26". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-samuel-15.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(26) Let him do to me as seemeth good.—David recognises that he is suffering under the punishment pronounced by Nathan for his sin, and he seeks to throw himself entirely into the hands of God, trusting in His mercy. (Comp. 2 Samuel 24:14.) He is, therefore, unwilling to have the ark carried with him lest he should seem to undertake to compel the Divine presence and blessing. He feels sure that if God so will, he shall be brought again in peace; but if not, yet he will perfectly submit himself to God’s ordering.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:26". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-samuel-15.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But if he thus say, I have no delight in thee; behold, here am I, let him do to me as seemeth good unto him.
I have not
22:20; Numbers 14:8; 1 Kings 10:9; 2 Chronicles 9:8; Isaiah 42:1; 62:4; Jeremiah 22:28; 32:41; Matthew 1:10
let
Judges 10:15; 1 Samuel 3:18; Job 1:20,21; Psalms 39:9
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 22:3 - till 1know;  1 Chronicles 19:13 - let the Lord;  Psalm 89:38 - wroth;  Psalm 131:2 - quieted;  Ecclesiastes 9:1 - that the;  Isaiah 39:8 - Good;  Jeremiah 26:14 - as seemeth good and meet unto you;  Jonah 4:8 - and wished;  Matthew 26:39 - not;  Acts 9:10 - Behold;  Acts 21:14 - The will;  James 4:7 - Submit;  James 4:15 - If

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:26". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-samuel-15.html.