Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Samuel 2:7

Now therefore, let your hands be strong and be valiant; for Saul your lord is dead, and also the house of Judah has anointed me king over them."
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Hebron;   Judah;   Thankfulness;   Scofield Reference Index - Kingdom;  
Dictionaries:
Fausset Bible Dictionary - Abner;   Ishbosheth;   Sheba (1);   Holman Bible Dictionary - Jabesh-Gilead;   Samuel, Books of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Abner;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Joab;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Hebron;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Corpse;   Samuel, Books of;   Valiant;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Now let your hands be strengthened - David certainly wished to attach the men of Jabesh to his interest; he saw that they were generous and valiant, and must be of great service to him whose part they espoused; and he was no doubt afraid that they would attach themselves to the house of Saul, in consideration of the eminent services Saul had rendered them in rescuing them from Nahash, king of the Ammonites.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 2:7". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-samuel-2.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Now therefore let your hands be strengthened, and be ye valiant,.... And not be afraid of the Philistines, who might resent their conduct in taking away from them the bodies of Saul and his sons, whom they had hung up in triumph; and these men might fear they would bring their armies against them, and destroy them; but David bids them be of good heart and courage, and not be afraid of them:

for your master Saul is dead; or rather "though"F1כי "licet enim", V. L. "quamvis", Piscator. So Pool and Patrick. he is dead; for that he was dead they knew full well, having buried him, and needed no information of it; but being dead, they might be discouraged, as having none to protect and defend them, or come to their relief as he did, should they be attacked:

and also the house of Judah have anointed me king over them; or "for even", or "notwithstanding"F2וגם "tamen", V. L. "nam similiter", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator. ; and this therefore being the case, he would take their parts, and help and assist them; and which he suggests to them, to invite them to own him as their king also, and put themselves under his protection.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 2:7". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-samuel-2.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

Therefore now let your hands be strengthened, and be ye valiant: for your master Saul is dead, and also the house of Judah have anointed me e king over them.

(e) So that you shall not want a captain and a defender.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 2:7". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-samuel-2.html. 1599-1645.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Therefore now let your hands be strengthened, and be ye valiant: for your master Saul is dead, and also the house of Judah have anointed me king over them.

Be valiant — Be not afraid lest the Philistines should punish you for this fact, but take good courage, I will defend you.

For, … — Or, though your master Saul be dead, and so your hearts may faint, as if you were now sheep without a shepherd.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 2:7". "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 2:7 Therefore now let your hands be strengthened, and be ye valiant: for your master Saul is dead, and also the house of Judah have anointed me king over them.

Ver. 7. And be ye valiant.] Heb., Be ye sons of valour: and if ye like to be my liege-people - as the tribe of Judah now are - I will be your liege-lord, as Saul sometime was; that is, we will be mutually bound each to other.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 2:7". 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

Be ye valiant; be not afraid lest the Philistines should punish you for this fact, but take good courage, I will defend yon.

For your master Saul is dead, or

though your master Saul be dead, and so your hearts may faint within you, as if you were now sheep without a shepherd.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Samuel 2:7". 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

7.Your master Saul is dead — And therefore ye are without a king unless ye acknowledge me, as the house of Judah have done. Surely they could not misunderstand his wishes, but the presence of the Israelitish army under Abner in Gilead made it imprudent and hazardous for the single town of Jabesh to declare for David.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 2:7". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-samuel-2.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

King. He invites them to concur with the men of Juda, hoping that all Israel would be influenced by their example. But his hopes proved abortive, as Abner caused Isboseth to be proclaimed king in the vicinity at Mahanaim.

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 2:7". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-samuel-2.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

valiant = Sons of valour.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 2:7". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-samuel-2.html. 1909-1922.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Therefore now let your hands be strengthened, and be ye valiant: for your master Saul is dead, and also the house of Judah have anointed me king over them.
let your
10:12; Genesis 15:1; 1 Samuel 4:9; 31:7,12; 1 Corinthians 16:13; Ephesians 6:10
valiant
Heb. the sons of valour.
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 2:4 - anointed;  2 Samuel 16:21 - the hands;  2 Kings 11:12 - anointed him;  1 Chronicles 5:18 - valiant men;  1 Chronicles 26:6 - mighty men of valour;  2 Chronicles 18:16 - master;  Nehemiah 2:18 - So they strengthened

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 2:7". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-samuel-2.html.