Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Samuel 18:26

Then the watchman saw another man running; and the watchman called to the gatekeeper and said, "Behold, another man running by himself." And the king said, "This one also is bringing good news."
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Ahimaaz;   Cushi;   Readings, Select;   Thompson Chain Reference - Arts and Crafts;   Porters;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Watchmen;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Ahimaaz;   Porters;   Posts;   Watchmen;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Gospel;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Porter;   Watches;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Ahimaaz;   Cushite;   David;   Gatekeeper;   Porter;   Samuel, Books of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Abishai;   Ahimaaz;   David;   Samuel, Books of;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Ahimaaz ;   Cushi ;   Porter;   Zadok ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Absalom;   Ahimaaz;   David;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Ahim'a-Az;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - War;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Cushi;   Cushite;   Doorkeeper;   Port;   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Ahimaaz;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And the watchman saw another man running,.... At a further distance:

and the watchman called unto the porter; that kept the gate, under which the watchtower was:

and said, behold, another man runneth alone; as the other, and has the same appearance of a messenger:

and the king said, he also bringeth tidings; it being usual then, as now, to dispatch one messenger after another, as fresh accounts coming in made it necessary.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 18:26". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-samuel-18.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Samuel 18:26 And the watchman saw another man running: and the watchman called unto the porter, and said, Behold [another] man running alone. And the king said, He also bringeth tidings.

Ver. 26. Behold another man running.] He ran first, but was outrun by Ahimaaz; so was Peter by the beloved disciple. [John 20:4] A ready heart maketh riddance.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 18:26". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-samuel-18.html. 1865-1868.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

26.The porter — The gate keeper.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 18:26". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-samuel-18.html. 1874-1909.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

porter = gatekeeper. No gates without the "Bawab "or gatekeeper. Compare 2 Kings 7:17. 1 Chronicles 9:21.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 18:26". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-samuel-18.html. 1909-1922.