Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Samuel 15:5

And when a man came near to prostrate himself before him, he would put out his hand and take hold of him and kiss him.
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Absalom;   Ambition;   Candidate;   Demagogism;   Diplomacy;   Electioneering;   Flattery;   Politics;   Popularity;   Usurpation;   Thompson Chain Reference - Bowing;   Evil;   Kiss;   Obeisance;   Treachery;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Flattery;  
Dictionaries:
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Absalom;   David;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Absalom;   Kiss;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Absalom;   Court Systems;   Samuel, Books of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - David;   Judges;   Justice;   Kiss;   Samuel, Books of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Gestures;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Absalom;   David;   Jerusalem;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Law of Moses;   Sol'omon;   Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Kiss;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Decision;   Judge;   Kiss;   Obeisance;   Philistines;   Samuel, Books of;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Absalom;   Kiss and Kissing;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And it was so, that when any man came nigh to him to do him obeisance,.... To pay his respects, and bow to him, as being the king's son, a prince of the blood, and heir to the crown, as was supposed:

he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him; he put out his hand and shook hands with him, or took him about the neck and kissed him, and by this free, familiar, affable, and courteous manner, strangely won upon and gained the affections of the people, as follows. Fortunatus SchacchusF5Eloeochrism. Myrothec. l. 3. c. 34. Colossians 964. thinks he put forth his hand to be kissed by them, and then kissed them, which was more than was usual.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:5". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-samuel-15.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Samuel 15:5 And it was [so], that when any man came nigh [to him] to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him.

Ver. 5. To do him obeisance.] But should men bow to a molten calf, because made of golden earrings?

And took him, and kissed him.] By a counterfeit courtesy, which, in high degree, easily ailureth men’s minds, as do fair flowers, in the spring, the passengers’ eyes.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:5". 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

Putting on the garb of singular humanity and good will to all men; for that seems to have been a ceremony in frequent use in those times of showing respect, as pulling off the hat, and bowing, or embracing, is at this day with us.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:5". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-samuel-15.html. 1685.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Kissed him. Engaging affability! How often abused by the ambitious, for similar purposes! (Haydock) --- Thus acted Otho. Protendens manum, adorare vulgus, jacere oscula et omnia serviliter pro dominatione. (Tacitus, Hist. i.) --- "Stretching out his hand, he bowed to the common people, dispensing his kisses at random, and performed all the acts of servility to obtain the throne." (Haydock)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:5". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-samuel-15.html. 1859.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And it was so, that when any man came nigh to him to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him.
took him
Psalms 10:9,10; 55:21; Proverbs 26:25
and kissed
14:33
Reciprocal: Luke 7:45 - gavest

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:5". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-samuel-15.html.