Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Samuel 20:7

So Joab's men went out after him, along with the Cherethites and the Pelethites and all the mighty men; and they went out from Jerusalem to pursue Sheba the son of Bichri.
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Abishai;   Cherethites;   David;   Pelethites;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Abishai;   Amasa;   Cherethites or Cherethim;   Sheba;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Cherethites;   Joab;   Sheba;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Amasa;   Army;   Cherethim;   Gibeon;   Joab;   Sheba;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Abner;   Cherethims;   Gibeon;   Sheba (1);   Holman Bible Dictionary - Abel-Beth-Maachah or Abel-Beth-Maacah;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Cherethites and Pelethites;   Joab;   Samuel, Books of;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Amasa ;   Bichri ;   Cherethims, Cherethites ;   Joab ;   Pelethites ;   Sheba ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Abishai;   Army;   Cherethites;   David;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Army;   Cher'ethites;   Da'vid;   She'ba;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Cherethim;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - David;   Philistines;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And there went out after him Joab's men,.... Who though he was removed from his post as general, yet might still have the command of a regiment:

and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites; over whom Benaiah was, 2 Samuel 20:23; these attended David in his flight, and had now returned with him, 2 Samuel 15:18,

and all the mighty men; the military men that were at Jerusalem as many as could be spared:

and they went out of Jerusalem to pursue after Sheba the son of Bichri; with Abishai at the head of them; JosephusF17Antiqu. l. 7. c. 11. sect. 7. says there were six hundred, besides the soldiers at Jerusalem that went on this pursuit.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 20:7". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-samuel-20.html. 1999.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And there went out after him Joab's men, and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, and all the mighty men: and they went out of Jerusalem, to pursue after Sheba the son of Bichri.

Joab's men — The remainders of Joab's army who were there present, with whom also Joab might go as a reformade, watching an opportunity to do what he designed.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 20:7". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/2-samuel-20.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Samuel 20:7 And there went out after him Joab’s men, and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, and all the mighty men: and they went out of Jerusalem, to pursue after Sheba the son of Bichri.

Ver. 7. Joab’s men.] Those that had lately been commanded by him: but he was now Officiperda, which yet held not long, for he would not be ousted.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 20:7". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-samuel-20.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Joab’s men; the remainders of Joab’s army who were there present, with whom also Joab might go as a reformade, watching an opportunity to do what he designed. Of the Cherethites and the Pelethites, See Poole on "2 Samuel 8:18".

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Samuel 20:7". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-samuel-20.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

7.Joab’s men — The body of soldiers that usually fought under Joab’s immediate command. From what follows we see that Joab also went with them, probably in command of his own body of men, but not as captain of the host. He cherished a terrible purpose of revenge on the man who had taken his office in the army, but he kept his purpose to himself until the proper time for its accomplishment.

Cherethites’ Pelethites — Executioners and runners of foreign origin. See on 2 Samuel 8:18.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 20:7". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-samuel-20.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Men. It seems Joab accompanied them, though in a manner divested of his command, by the king's appointing Amasa, and then Abisai, to his exclusion. After the slaughter of the former, he resumed his authority; (ver. 10) and David was forced to acquiesce, for fear of another civil war, reserving his punishment for more peaceable times. (Haydock)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 20:7". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-samuel-20.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

men. Hebrew. "enosh. App-14.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 20:7". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-samuel-20.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And there went out after him Joab's men, and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, and all the mighty men: and they went out of Jerusalem, to pursue after Sheba the son of Bichri.

No JFB commentary on this verse.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 20:7". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/2-samuel-20.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(7) Joab’s men.—The body of men who were usually under Joab’s immediate command, and who would readily follow his brother, whom they had been accustomed to see associated with him. On “the Che-rethites and the Pelethites,” see Note on 2 Samuel 8:18. “The mighty men” (see 2 Samuel 23:8) appear to have been an especial body of heroes, probably made up chiefly of those who had been with David in his life as an outlaw.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 20:7". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-samuel-20.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And there went out after him Joab's men, and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, and all the mighty men: and they went out of Jerusalem, to pursue after Sheba the son of Bichri.
23; 8:16,18; 15:18; 23:22,23; 1 Kings 1:38,44
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 20:11 - He that;  1 Chronicles 18:17 - Benaiah

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 20:7". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-samuel-20.html.