Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Samuel 2:3

And David brought up his men who were with him, each with his household; and they lived in the cities of Hebron.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - David;   Hebron;   Judah;   Scofield Reference Index - Kingdom;  
Dictionaries:
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - David;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Hebron;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Ahinoam;   Hebron;   Samuel, Books of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Abner;   Palestine;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Joab;   Maacah;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Abiathar;   David;   Hebron;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Abi'athar;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Hebron;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Asahel;   Samuel, Books of;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And his men that were with him did David bring up, every man with his household,.... They and their families, and no doubt provided well for them when he was settled on the throne, who had shown themselves to be his faithful friends, closely attached to his interest, and had run the risk of their all on his account. See Matthew 19:28.

And they dwelt in the cities of Hebron; in the towns and villages about it; for that itself being a city of refuge, and inhabited by priests, there was not room enough for all David's men, who were now increasing, persons from various tribes flocking to him. See 1 Chronicles 12:1.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 2:3". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-samuel-2.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

And his men that [were] with c him did David bring up, every man with his household: and they dwelt in the cities of Hebron.

(c) In the time of his persecution.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 2:3". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-samuel-2.html. 1599-1645.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And his men that were with him did David bring up, every man with his household: and they dwelt in the cities of Hebron.

Dwelt in — That is, the cities or towns belonging to Hebron, which was the Metropolis. For in Hebron itself there was not space for them all, because it was filled with priests, and with David's court.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 2:3". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/2-samuel-2.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Samuel 2:3 And his men that [were] with him did David bring up, every man with his household: and they dwelt in the cities of Hebron.

Ver. 3. And his men that were with him did David bring up.] Those that came to him, [1 Samuel 22:2] and continued with him in all his troubles. He cashiereth them not for all their recent rebellion at Ziklag, which was yet fresh, and but a few days since: but pardoning their rebellions, he maketh them partakers of his good success. Thus doth our heavenly Leader, whom David prefigured, take us to reign with him, who have suffered with him.

And they dwelt in the cities of Hebron.] They were billeted up and down in the neighbouring towns and villages, called daughters, [Joshua 21:11-12] lest he should be burdensome to his Hebronites, by quartering upon them sa great a company.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 2:3". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-samuel-2.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

i.e. The cities or towns belonging and subject to Hebron, which was the metropolis, Joshua 21:11,12; for in Hebron itself there was not space for them all, because it was filled with priests, and with David’s court.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Samuel 2:3". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-samuel-2.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

3.Cities of Hebron — Cities situated round about Hebron; dependent towns. He took care, says Patrick, to provide for his followers and their families, according to every one’s merit.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 2:3". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-samuel-2.html. 1874-1909.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

2 Samuel 2:3. They dwelt in the cities of Hebron — That is, the cities or towns belonging to Hebron, which was the metropolis. For in Hebron itself there was not space for them all, because it was filled with priests, and with David’s court.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 2:3". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/2-samuel-2.html. 1857.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Towns, villages, and dependencies of Hebron.

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 2:3". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-samuel-2.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

men. Hebrew. "enosh. App-14.

man. Hebrew. "ish. App-14.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 2:3". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-samuel-2.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(3) Dwelt in the cities of Hebron.—David’s whole force of 600 men, with their families, accompanied him, and made their permanent settlement in the towns of the district to which Hebron gave its name

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 2:3". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-samuel-2.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And his men that were with him did David bring up, every man with his household: and they dwelt in the cities of Hebron.
his men
1 Samuel 22:2; 27:2,3; 30:1,9,10; 1 Chronicles 12:1-7
the cities
Joshua 21:11,12
Reciprocal: Genesis 35:27 - Mamre;  1 Chronicles 12:23 - the numbers

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 2:3". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-samuel-2.html.