Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Samuel 15:9

The king said to him, "Go in peace." So he arose and went to Hebron.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Ambition;   Hebron;   Usurpation;  
Dictionaries:
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Absalom;   Hebron;   Vow;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Samuel, Books of;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Absalom;   David;   Jerusalem;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Leasing;   Pan;   Philistines;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Absalom;   Hebron;   Machpelah;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And the king said unto him, go in peace,.... He gave him leave to go, and wished happiness and prosperity might attend him:

so he arose and went to Hebron; with a company of men, whose number is after mentioned.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:9". "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

The king consented, and Absalom went to Hebron. Absalom had selected this city, probably assigning as the reason that he was born there, but really because his father David had been made king there, and also possibly because there may have been many persons there who had been displeased by the removal of the court to Jerusalem.

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Keil, Carl Friedrich & Delitzsch, Franz. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:9". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/kdo/2-samuel-15.html. 1854-1889.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And the king said unto him, Go in peace. So he arose, and went to Hebron.

Hebron — This place he chose as being an eminent city, and next to Jerusalem, the chief of the tribe of Judah, and the place where his father began his kingdom, which he took for a good omen. And where it is probable he had secured many friends. It was also at a convenient distance from Jerusalem.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:9". "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 15:9 And the king said unto him, Go in peace. So he arose, and went to Hebron.

Ver. 9. Go in peace.] David was so blinded with fond affection, that he could see nothing amiss in Absalom; though otherwise he were sagacious enough, yea, suspicious without cause, as of good Mephibosheth. The Dutch have a proverb, Where God intendeth to destroy any man, he first putteth out his eyes.

And went to Hebron.] The fittest place for his purpose, because ancient and famous, the place of his birth, and where he had many friends. See 9:1. {See Trapp on " 9:1"}

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:9". 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

This place he chose, as being an eminent city, and next to Jerusalem, the chief of the tribe of Judah, and the place of his birth, and the place where his father began his kingdom, which he took for a good omen, and where it is probable that he had secured many friends, and which was at some convenient distance from Jerusalem, that his father could not suddenly reach him.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:9". 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

9.Went to Hebron — Where he was born, and where his father had first been anointed king.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:9". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-samuel-15.html. 1874-1909.