Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Samuel 15:37

So Hushai, David's friend, came into the city, and Absalom came into Jerusalem.
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - David;   Diplomacy;   Falsehood;   Friendship;   Hushai;   Prudence;   Thompson Chain Reference - Friendship;   Friendship-Friendlessness;   Hushai;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Hushai;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Absalom;   Zadok;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Friend, Friendship;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Ahithophel;   Hushai;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Nathan;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Baana;   Friend, Friendship;   Hushai;   King, Kingship;   Samuel, Books of;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Hushai ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Absalom;   David;   Jerusalem;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Ahim'a-Az;   Hu'sha-I,;   Za'bud;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Friend;   Government;   Rei;   Samuel, Books of;   Zabud;   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Ahimaaz;   Ahithophel;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Absalom came into Jerusalem - It is very probable that he and his partisans were not far from the city when David left it, and this was one reason which caused him to hurry his departure.

Reader, behold in the case of David a sad vicissitude of human affairs, and a fearful proof of their instability. Behold a king, the greatest that ever lived, a profound politician, an able general, a brave soldier, a poet of the most sublime genius and character, a prophet of the Most High God, and the deliverer of his country, driven from his dominions by his own son, abandoned by his fickle people, and for a time even by his God! See in his desolate state that there is none so exalted that God cannot abase, and none so abased that God cannot exalt. He was forsaken for a time, and his enemies triumphed; God returned, and his enemies were confounded. His crime, it is true, was great and God had declared by Nathan what had now come to pass. God is just, and in numberless instances sees right to show his displeasure even at those sins which his mercy has forgiven. In all cases it is a fearful and bitter thing to sin against the Lord.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:37". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-samuel-15.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

So Hushai David's friend came into the city,.... The city of Jerusalem, by the direction and persuasion of David, and in obedience to him, in order to serve him to the uttermost:

and Absalom came into Jerusalem: just at the same time; so that he knew not that Hushai had been out of it, and been with David, and which also appears from what he said to him, 2 Samuel 16:17.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:37". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-samuel-15.html. 1999.

Keil & Delitzsch Old Testament Commentary

So Hushai went into the city when Absalom came to Jerusalem. The w| before the second clause, followed by the imperfect יבוא, indicates contemporaneous occurrence (vid., Ewald, §346, b .).

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Keil, Carl Friedrich & Delitzsch, Franz. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:37". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/kdo/2-samuel-15.html. 1854-1889.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

So Hushai David's friend came into the city, and Absalom came into Jerusalem.

Absalom came, … — How soon do royal cities and royal palaces change their masters? But we look for a kingdom which cannot be moved.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:37". "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 15:37 So Hushai David’s friend came into the city, and Absalom came into Jerusalem.

Ver. 37. So Hushai David’s friend.] This was honos aulicus proper to Hushai: but such honour have all the saints. [John 15:14-15]

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:37". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-samuel-15.html. 1865-1868.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

So Hushai David's friend came into the city, and Absalom came into Jerusalem.
friend
16:16; 1 Chronicles 27:33
Absalom
16:15 Reciprocal: 1 Kings 4:5 - the king's

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:37". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-samuel-15.html.