Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Samuel 17:22

Then David and all the people who were with him arose and crossed the Jordan; and by dawn not even one remained who had not crossed the Jordan.
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Abiathar;   Ahithophel;   David;   Falsehood;   Friendship;   Gilead;   Jonathan;   Jordan;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Ahithophel;   Hushai;   Jordan;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Ahithophel;   Prayer;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Gilead;   Jordan;   Olives, Mount of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Samuel, Books of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Joram;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Ahithophel ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Absalom;   Ahimaaz;   Gilead;   Jordan;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Ahim'a-Az;   Ahith'ophel;   Jor'dan;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Ford;   Samuel, Books of;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Ahithophel;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Then David arose, and all the people that were with him, and passed over Jordan,.... Taking the advice of Hushai:

by the morning light there lacked not one of them that was not gone over Jordan; they travelled all night, and before it was morning they had all passed the river in boats, or through the fords, and not one was lost in the passage, nor any deserted, see John 17:12; and now perhaps David penned the forty second and forty third psalms, Psalm 42:1.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 17:22". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-samuel-17.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

Then David arose, and all the people that [were] with him, and they passed over Jordan: l by the morning light there lacked not one of them that was not gone over Jordan.

(l) They travelled all night, and by morning had all their company passed over.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 17:22". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-samuel-17.html. 1599-1645.

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary

(22) ¶ Then David arose, and all the people that were with him, and they passed over Jordan: by the morning light there lacked not one of them that was not gone over Jordan.

It is supposed that David wrote Psalms 42:1-11 and Psalms 43:1-5 upon this occasion; because he speaks there of his remembrance of GOD, as his GOD in covenant, from the land of Jordan and the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar; and I think it more than probable. The HOLY GHOST doth evidently pour out, in a more copious manner, his precious effusions to endear JESUS, when all other comforts run low. Jordan's sacred river, and the land of Hermon, refreshed the recollection of David concerning former trials. And, Reader, have you not found that past afflictions have brought to the recollection present joy. I believe that GOD'S people would have been strangers to many an holy joy and sweet fellowship with their JESUS, had they been without some of their deepest crosses. We may say, therefore, in this sense, the hill of Mizar, in the sweets of recollecting grace, and mercy after, abundantly overpays the painful ascent of it, in the day of David's trouble. But let us drop David: let us view JESUS passing over the brook Kidron with his disciples. And, as David and all his troop by the morning light were safely landed on the other side, and there lacked not one of them; so, depend upon it, in the everlasting morning, on the eternal hills, when all the followers of JESUS have waded through the Jordan of death, JESUS will again say, Of all that thou hast given me I have lost none. John 17:9.

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Hawker, Robert, D.D. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 17:22". "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/2-samuel-17.html. 1828.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Samuel 17:22 Then David arose, and all the people that [were] with him, and they passed over Jordan: by the morning light there lacked not one of them that was not gone over Jordan.

Ver. 22. Then David arose, and all the people that were with him.] This was a hard task to those that had tired themselves all day before with a long and tedious march: but there was a necessity of doing so. Perquam durum est, sed lex ita scripta est, saith the civilian. Soldiers must suffer hardship.

There lacked not one of them.] This was comfortable: "Unto the righteous there ariseth light in darkness." Christ likewise loseth not any of his. [John 17:12] Baptism, figured out by Jordan, sayeth us. [1 Peter 3:21]

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 17:22". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-samuel-17.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

They passed over Jordan; either at the ford, or in boats.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Samuel 17:22". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-samuel-17.html. 1685.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

2 Samuel 17:22. David arose — He instantly obeyed the friendly counsel given him, with such diligence and despatch that before the next morning he and all his people were safe on the other side Jordan, which they passed over either at the fords or in boats; and in such a manner, it appears, that none of them perished in the passage. Doubtless David took as much care to retard the passage of his enemies, in case they pursued him, as he had before done to hasten his own.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 17:22". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/2-samuel-17.html. 1857.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

River. Hebrew, "Jordan." (Haydock) --- They had travelled twenty leagues in the day and night after their departure from Jerusalem. (Calmet)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 17:22". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-samuel-17.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Jordan. Compare Psalms 42:6 and Psalms 42:43; both Pss. referring to this period.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 17:22". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-samuel-17.html. 1909-1922.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Then David arose, and all the people that were with him, and they passed over Jordan: by the morning light there lacked not one of them that was not gone over Jordan.
and they passed
24; Proverbs 27:12; Matthew 10:16
there lacked
Numbers 31:49; John 18:9
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 23:26 - David made haste;  2 Samuel 17:16 - but speedily;  Psalm 42:6 - from the;  Psalm 55:7 - GeneralPsalm 124:7 - Our soul

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 17:22". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-samuel-17.html.