Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Samuel 21:21

When he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimei, David's brother, struck him down.
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Armies;   Championship;   David;   Goliath;   Jonathan;   Shammah;   Thompson Chain Reference - Jonathan;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Judah, the Tribe of;   Philistines, the;   Rephaim, or Giants, the;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Gath;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Anak;   Gath;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Anakim;   Giants;   Jonathan;   Philistines;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Anakim;   David;   Gath;   Giants;   Jonathan;   Philistia;   Shimea;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Giants;   Jonathan;   Samuel, Books of;   Shammah;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - David;   Giant;   Haggai;   Israel;   Jonathan;   Rephaim;   Samuel, Books of;   Shamgar;   Shammah;   Shimei, Shimeites;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Giant;   Jonathan ;   Shimea, Shimeah ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Giants;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Jon'athan,;   Shim'eah;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - David;   Gath;   Heredity;   Ishbi-Benob;   Jehonadab;   Jonathan (1);   Samuel, Books of;   Shammah;   Shimei;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Giants;   Jonathan, Jehonathan;   Shamgar;   Shimei;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And when he defied Israel,.... The armies of Israel, as Goliath had done some years ago, 1 Samuel 17:10,

Jonathan the son of Shimea the brother of David slew him; this brother of David is called Shammah, 1 Samuel 16:9; and Shimma, 1 Chronicles 2:13; this son of his is another man from Jonadab his son, who was famous for his subtlety as this was for his valour, 2 Samuel 13:3. The Jews sayF4Hieron. Trad. Heb. fol. 76. D. this was Nathan the prophet, a son of Shammah.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 21:21". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-samuel-21.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Samuel 21:21 And when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea the brother of David slew him.

Ver. 21. Jonathan the son of Shimei.] Whom some hold to be the same with that Jonadab, [2 Samuel 13:3; 2 Samuel 13:5] and then though he were witty and valiant, yet he was non nimus pius, not so honest as he should have been. So Joses Barnabas is by the Centurists thought to be the same with Joseph Barsabas, [Acts 1:23; Acts 4:36] but a far better man he was than this Jonathan, alias Jonadab.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 21:21". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-samuel-21.html. 1865-1868.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

defied = reproached.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 21:21". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-samuel-21.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimeah the brother of David slew him.

And when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimeah, the brother of David, slew him, [ Y

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 21:21". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/2-samuel-21.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(21) Jonathan the son of Shimeah.—Hence he was the nephew of David (1 Chronicles 20:7), and was either the wily Jonadab mentioned in 2 Samuel 13:3, or, more probably, his brother. David’s family connections seem to have constituted a clan of heroes.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 21:21". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-samuel-21.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea the brother of David slew him.
defied
or, reproached.
1 Samuel 17:10,25,26,36; 2 Kings 19:13
Jonathan
1 Chronicles 27:32
Shimeah
1 Samuel 16:9; 17:3
Shammah
1 Chronicles 2:13
Shimma
Reciprocal: Numbers 23:7 - defy Israel;  1 Samuel 17:13 - Shammah

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 21:21". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-samuel-21.html.